Children's National Health System


Ambulatory Patient Care Tech - Children's Health Center Facility (Billingual / Spanish desired) (45524309)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 8/19/2018

Ambulatory Patient Care Tech - Children's Health Center Facility (Billingual / Spanish desired)

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is ranked in the top 20 in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report; one of only four children’s hospitals in the nation to earn this distinction. Designated a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital and a two-time recipient of Magnet® status, this pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels.

Children's National is the leading provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, area. Our team of 6,000+ employees provides world-class care in a warm and caring environment designed with kids in mind. Children’s National is a Magnet® designated hospital and is consistently ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by U.S.News and World Report.

We’re more than just a hospital; we’re a health system for kids. From our main hospital to our outpatient centers and primary care facilities, we are dedicated to serving children’s health needs in any illness or injury.

We have a great opening for an Ambulatory Patient Care Tech, and we would love to see your application!

The Ambulatory Patient Care Tech will work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary health care delivery team under the direction of the Registered Nurse, to perform basic nursing care activities, assist to maintain a safe, clean, stocked patient care setting, assist staff members and help direct patient flow.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1 year of experience in an acute health care setting required; preferably pediatrics. Prefer pediatric experience in ambulatory or acute care health setting. Bilingual in Spanish candidates strongly considered.
Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities
Clinical Activities
Collect data and accurately document information for meaningful use including the chief complaint, current medications, allergies tobacco/smoking history and smoke exposure for all patients as reported by family; accurately obtain vital signs (TPR, BP), height, weight and head circumference; orient the family at the time of the visit to the clinic environment, paperwork, etc.
Recognize abnormalities and report such to the Registered Nurse or Provider; assist in screening patients for pain using appropriate pain scale; recognize indicators of abuse and neglect and escalate positive findings to the Registered Nurse or Provider; recognize and remain with any child in distress, immediately institute Basic Life Support procedures when necessary; escalate any of the above to Registered Nurse or Provider for positive screen.
Provide basic nursing care (e.g., provide nourishment, assist patient with ambulating, escort patient at time of discharge, etc.).
Check and ensure all relevant equipment such as, but not limited to, scales, stadiometers, vital signs machines, otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes, oxygen and suction are in working order; performs corrective actions as needed and/or informs the Registered Nurse or appropriate person of repair needs
Collect specimens for testing according to policy and procedure and/or perform specific testing per individual clinic assignment including but not limited to POCT, lab draws as applicable to setting.
Inform patient/guardian of collection process according to procedure; inform family of other clinical resources; offer brochures for specific health care needs of the family.
Meet Joint Commission/DOH documentation requirements for clinic area.
Complete clean sweep tool weekly.
Patient Flow and Unit Efficiency
Help maintain a neat orderly environment.
Assist with the preparation of the exam room to receive patients.
Prioritize tasks and special requests; complete all tasks or report the inability to complete the task
Obtain equipment and supplies and maintain PAR levels.
Monitor waiting room and ensure families are kept informed of delays; provide directions to lab, radiology, cafeteria, etc.
Identify children/families with special needs (i.e., child on stretcher, oxygen use, patient requiring isolation).
Communication
Contribute to a positive work environment.
Confer with appropriate personnel concerning unanticipated or unfamiliar problems.
Greet patient/family and recognize different levels of education and adjust to meet the families; needs; address families; anxiety level; adapt to different personalities and emotions; monitor and report concerns or complaints to the Clinic Manager.
and maintain a courteous, calm, comforting, and professional demeanor with patient/guardian and with multidisciplinary team members and clinic personnel.
Laboratory Competency
Perform, evaluate and report QC protocol; identify and resolve QC failures; document resolutions; report problems to main lab and/or supervisory staff.
Participate in continuing education opportunities available internally and/or externally; perform competency and proficiency challenges in a timely manner.
Process specimens by centrifugation, aliquoting and sorting into specific test areas and for storage; coordinate the pick-up and delivery of specimens for Children's Hospital, Quest and/or other reference labs; troubleshoot specimen-processing procedures.
Investigate and handle improperly labeled specimens, requisition problems and inadequate specimens.
Answer general information and specimen requirement questions and route technical questions to appropriate area for answers.
Monitor and maintain daily records of laboratory equipment as required; maintain simple laboratory equipment and notify main lab and/or supervisor of unresolved problems; order routine lab/POCT inventory and supplies.
Collect blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary method; conduct assigned routine laboratory tests such as urine dipstick, glucose, A1C.
Self Responsibly
Follow directions precisely and maintain confidentiality.
Attend in-services; be active in personal educational development; develops annual goals and a personal education program with the Supervisor; completes CHEX requirements.
Maintains satisfactory time and attendance.
Completes all Occupational Health requirements per policy and procedure
Completes/maintains certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)
Completes/maintains any certification or licensure as required by individual practice jurisdiction ( i.e. DC, Maryland, Virginia)

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington
Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010
Job: Nursing
Organization: Goldberg Cntr Cmnty Ped Hlth
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Rotating
Work Schedule: days/evening/Saturdays

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

At Children's, we know what it takes to really connect with kids, we're looking for nurses who love a challenge.


Pediatric nurses have to be patient. They have to be understanding, yet able to communicate effectively and honestly with a child and their family about their illness and treatment. And every Children's nurse must have the confidence to take a patient's care into his or her own hands.


At Children's you'll work closely with each patient and their family across a continuum of care - beginning with admission, when you perform physical assessments and take a patient/family history that covers all the vitals.


You'll prepare and carry out a plan of patient care. You'll work with professionals from all Children's health care disciplines. Together you will ensure your patients' progress every step of the way. You will even make rounds with physicians, discussing your patients' conditions and needs.


Professionally, you'll grow like never before.


The nursing practice environment at Children's is ideal for developing your skills to the maximum, increasing your level of responsibility and entering new specialty areas.


Our versatile career ladder, the Program for Professional Advancement (PPA), enables you to move both vertically and laterally across a wide range of clinical, educational and management opportunities. Recently we restructured our nurses compensation package to include:

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Professional Development

  • Clinical Ladder

  • Continuing Education Conferences (local, regional, national)

  • Weekend Incentive Program

  • Exceptional Differentials

  • Preceptorship and Charge Nurse Recognition

  • Certification and Degree Recognition Bonus

  • Collaborate with Internationally-Acclaimed

  • Medical Leaders

  • Pediatric Nursing Fellowships (PICU, NICU, Hematology/Oncology)

  • AND MORE!



Our recent achievement of Magnet status reflects what we’ve known all along: That our nurses are something very special - that their vision, talents, dedication and leadership define a truly exceptional practice environment. We invite you to learn more about our Magnet environment, accomplished by approximately 6% of the nation’s hospitals, and even fewer pediatric centers.



We are also a Beacon Award winner, recognized for our outstanding CICU and PICU environments. In fact, our Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is the first in the country to be designated a Beacon Award winner AND our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit is the first in the Northeast region to receive the Beacon designation!

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