Patient Care Technician, 24th Floor, Brain Innovation Center, Full-Time, Evenings
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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The Patient Care Technician provides basic daily care to patients and support of significant others. Performs various service duties and routine technical tasks such as assisting patients with basic hygiene and daily living activities. Maintains patient care areas in a clean and orderly condition. Provides nursing care, which is appropriate for the age and development of the patient.

The Patient Care Technician consistently demonstrates support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The Patient Care Technician demonstrates Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Principal Responsibilities

The Patient Care Technician:

  • Performs various activities in the treatment and care of patients, including routine hygiene care., ingestion of food and fluids, elimination of body wastes, mobilization, and dressing/undressing.
  • Performs and records routine technical tasks as authorized, such as collecting routine specimens, taking vital signs, collecting and recording intake and output and blood glucose, giving suppositories, performing intermittent catheterization, measuring bladder volume, hanging gastric feedings, and escorting patients.
  • Collects and reports pertinent physiological, psychological, and functional data based on patient plan of care or patient need.
  • Orients the patient and family to the environment, therapeutic activities, and potential safety hazards and prevention strategies as identified by the registered nurse.
  • Incorporates factors related to safety into delivery of patient care as directed by the registered nurse.
  • Implements interventions consistent with the plan of care as directed by a registered nurse.
  • Observes patients and reports reactions or changes in patient condition to registered nurse.
  • Assists in transferring patients and patient care equipment to other specified areas.
  • Documents functional care, procedures, and other quantitative values in nursing database.
  • Assists in monitoring supply needs to ensure adequate inventory at bedside.
  • Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

  • Required Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • CNA Certification or current enrollment in an accredited nursing program required.
  • Work requires successful completion of the Patient Care Technician orientation.
  • Demonstrates competency in applying the principles of the growth and development of infant, child, adolescent, young adult, middle-aged adult and geriatric patients.
  • Communicates effectively using timely verbal, non-verbal and written communication.
  • Proactively takes ownership for serving the customer,
  • team, and organization for achieving goals and for resolving problems.
  • Willingly adapts to changing work demands and work environment.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and makes sound judgments to monitor and respond to patient needs or changes in condition.
  • Anticipates assesses and addresses the needs of patients, internal and external customers to positively influence the patient/customer experience (directly or indirectly).
  • Ability to transfer and position patients, consistent with lifting up to 35 lbs.

  • Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to the Nurse Manager or designee.
  • Reports indirectly to registered nurse involved with care of patients.

  • Working Conditions

  • Normal patient care environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.
  • Exposure to moderately adverse working conditions in performing certain patient care activities.
  • Occasional exposure to infectious diseases when working with patients.

  • About Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is the global leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation for adults and children with the most severe, complex conditions. By joining our team, you will be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You'll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You'll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You'll play a role in something that's never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes - as we Advance Human Ability, together.

    The above statements are intended to describee the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

    Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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