Patient Care Technician - PMC-Emergency Room - Full Time Nights

PALISADES MEDICAL CENTER North Bergen Requisition # 2021-102845 ShiftNight StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkEvery Other Weekend HolidaysThree of 6 On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours7 p.m. -7 a.m. Address7600 River Rd, North Bergen, 07047

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How have you impacted someone’s life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.

Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care to ER patients, and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse.


  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to evaluate and provide care appropriate to age of patients on the unit.
  • Provides direct and indirect patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
  • Performs venipuncture for laboratory tests
  • Performs 15 Lead Electrocardiogram and correct placement of cardiac monitoring leads 12/15.
  • Obtains clinical data, temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, O2 saturation and documents findings in patient record and notifies RN immediately of abnormal results.
  • Assists the patients with dressing/undressing and placing patient belongings in the appropriate bag labeled with completed property checklist.
  • Applies bandages, slings, compression boots and hypothermia blankets according to standard as directed by RN.
  • Checks and maintains code cart, O2, and other emergency medical equipment as directed.
  • Reports all untoward observations and changes in patient condition to the RN.
  • Provides post mortem care
  • Monitors the return of clothing to family of patient.
  • Demonstrates a reliable and dependable ability to follow through with designated responsibilities in the collecting, labeling, and transporting of specimens to the proper area at the appropriate time: always correctly labels type of specimen collected, including patients name and room number.
  • Completes Patient Belonging Form on admission and instructs patient in regards to correct storage of patients’ valuables, eye glasses and dentures; use of equipment, bed controls nurse/patient communication systems; and location of bathroom and emergency call signal. Communicates clearly and tactfully with patients.
  • Ensures delivery of excellent customer service resulting in positive and improving patient satisfaction scores for department and Medical
  • Center.


  • Minimum of a High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Active American Heart Association (AHA) BLS/CPR certification.
  • Medical Assistant certification OR Nursing Assistant certification AND Phlebotomy certification AND EKG certification
  • One year experience as a CNA, Medical Assistant, phlebotomy technician, EKG technician or equivalent 

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