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Patient Care Tech-General Medicine Unit 16W Full-time Evenings

Northwestern Medicine
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
Required degree level: 


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay


40 hours per week

Five 8 hour shifts

Every other weekend required

Evening shifts 1500-2330

The Patient Care Technician reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Patient Care Technician's primary function is to assist and support the Professional Registered Nurse in all aspects of direct and indirect patient care activities. The Patient Care Technician functions as a member of the unit staff under the direction and supervision of the professional Registered Nurse.


Direct Patient Care Activities:

  • Assists with admission, transfer, and discharge process
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respirations, weight for adults and/or neonates, height, and blood pressure
  • Measures and records intake and output including output from drains
  • Applies cardiac monitor/oximetry
  • Obtains EKG
  • Adheres to the infant security protocol (accurate assessment of band placement)
  • Performs normal newborn hearing screening
  • Obtains capillary blood glucose for adults and/or neonates
  • Performs phlebotomy
  • Applies Fetal Monitor equipment on pregnant patients
  • Discontinues heplocks and foley catheters
  • Administers enemas
  • Collects specimens (urine, stool, blood and sputum) on adults and/or neonates
  • Makes rounds of patients and anticipates their needs and observes newborns in the nursery
  • Responds to patient call lights in a timely manner, especially emergency lights
  • Distributes fresh drinking water and nourishments to patients
  • Prepares patients for meals; assists or feeds patients as necessary
  • Feeds normal newborns as assigned
  • Provides morning care, bed baths and evening care according to established Nursing Care Procedures
  • Provides peri-care to appropriate patients
  • Provides newborn care to the infant including bath, dressing, obtaining foot prints, assistance with feeding (bottle and breast), glucose checks
  • Makes occupied and unoccupied beds
  • Ambulates patients and instructs on walker, cane and crutch walking as appropriate for assigned unit
  • Assists with pre-and post-operative care; positions patients as ordered; applies special equipment for safety; lifts and turns patients with proper and safe body mechanics and available resources
  • Applies comfort and safety measures (side rails and call lights)
  • Sets up oxygen and suction equipment and other respiratory equipment for adults and/or neonates
  • Applies dressings to Stage I and Stage II skin breakdown
  • Prepares patient room for MD or RN assessment, evaluation, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Assists with procedures in the normal newborn nursery as directed
  • Transports patients, equipment and/or supplies during urgent and emergent situations and to front door on discharge
  • Responds to emergency situations, secures assistance and initiates basic life support
  • Reports observations and documents appropriately
  • Promptly notifies RN of any change in patient condition
  • Performs post-mortem care and transports bodies to the morgue when necessary
  • Assumes responsibility for the care of patient's prosthetic devices, hearing aides, dentures, eye glasses, etc.
  • Follows established policies, procedures and standards of care in all areas of practice.

Indirect Patient Care:

  • Maintains a safe and clean environment. Duties may include: maintaining temperature logs on, defrosting, and cleaning refrigerator, straightening linen, cleaning utility rooms, cleaning IV poles, cleaning scale, cleaning and returning equipment to SPD, replacing and disposing of soiled linen bags.
  • Performs duties delegated by the RN to facilitate patient care and the efficient operations of the assigned patient care unit.
  • Collects and inventories patient belongings on admission, transfer and discharge.
  • Completes charges using appropriate documentation.
  • Orders supplies on-line or appropriate requisitions and stocks in appropriate location.
  • Obtains necessary equipment and supplies to facilitate patient care.
  • Assures room readiness for incoming patients.
  • Checks designated equipment for proper functioning.
  • Counts instruments and sterile trays sent and received from SEP as appropriate for assigned unit.
  • Stocks and removes linen from patient rooms.
  • Sets up and breaks down delivery table.
  • Participates in staff meetings.
  • Demonstrates cost effective approach to patient care in terms of equipment, supplies and other resource use.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities.
  • Participates in daily/weekly/monthly QC's.
  • Participates in orientation of new staff.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Uses established communication channels to resolve work related problems.
  • Understands and consistently demonstrates principles of "Patients First" philosophy.
  • Carries out assigned tasks and activities on a shift basis, as delegated by the RN.
  • Assumes responsibility for meeting mandatory requirements.



Required :

  • High School diploma.
  • CNA Certification or currently enrolled in school of nursing who has successfully completed basic clinical rotations.
  • CPR - Basic Life Support recognition by the American Heart Association.
  • Minimum of 90% correct on annual mandatory Health and Safety Training quizzes.
  • Unit based recognition for Capillary Blood Glucose Monitoring.


  • Associate's degree
  • One year of college or nursing education or equivalent experience.
  • Previous experience in a health care setting with a demonstrated ability to relate to patents, family, nursing and medical staff.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

While each of our 11 hospitals and more than 200 locations has a unique story, Northwestern Medicine is unified under one vision: to put patients first in everything that we do. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago, Northwestern Medicine brings academic medicine into the heart of local communities across the suburbs and beyond, close to where our patients live and work.

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  • More than 33,000 employees dedicated to exceptional service and care
  • More than 4,400 aligned physicians, including faculty, residents and scientists, offering treatment informed by the latest research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 6 hospitals honored by the Magnet® Recognition Program for meeting the highest standards for patient care and nursing excellence
  • Hundreds of locations throughout the Chicagoland area


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Whether directly providing patient care or supporting those who do, every Northwestern Medicine employee has an impact on the quality of the patient experience and the level of excellence we collectively achieve. This knowledge, expressed in our shared commitment to a single, patient-focused mission, unites us.


Northwestern Medicine is a premier integrated academic health system where the patient comes first.

  • We are all caregivers or someone who supports a caregiver.
  • We are here to improve the health of our community.
  • We have an essential relationship with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • We integrate education and research to continually improve excellence in clinical practice.
  • We serve a broad community and strive to bring the best in medicine closer to where patients live and work.


To be a premier integrated academic health system that will serve a broad community and bring the best in medicine—including breakthrough treatments and clinical trials enhanced through our affiliation with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine—to a growing number of patients close to where they live and work.


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Teamwork: Team success over personal success

Excellence: Continuously striving to be better

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