Patient Care Technician/Assistant

Our client, a well- known hospital on the southside of Chicago is looking for Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) to perform general supportive care to patients under the supervision of a registered nurse. Consistent attendance is a requirement. *Must be authorized to work in the United States and have the ability to receive direct deposits. *Most roles require bi-weekly COVID testing, daily COVID pre-work screenings questions, or partial COVID vaccinations. Once hired, all Purpose Workforce Solutions employees are required to complete weekly employee Persistence Trainings that occur virtually on Saturdays for 12 months.

Job Description

Position Summary

Under broad supervision, assist the practitioner, RN, or LPN in the examination, treatment, and care of patients in the assigned clinical area. Performs clinical or administrative duties involving direct patient care as assigned by the clinic nurse or physician and in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

Medium Work: Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), bathing or feeding patients 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Capable of dealing with patients of all ages when sick, handicapped or upset. Understand and follow instructions exactly in caring for those who depend on you.
  • Use arms, eyes, hands, and fingers with skill.
  • Ability to communicate in a caring manner with people of all ages.

Clinical Duties:

  • Enhances practice reputation through adherence to the organization’s core values, mission, and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by establishing and following standards and procedures and complying with legal regulations.
  • Serves and protects the practice by adhering to professional standards, patient confidentiality, facility policies and procedures; and federal, state, and local requirements Adheres to customer service standards (i.e., AIDET.)
  • Documents all aspects of patient care according to the organization’s policies and procedures. Documents all aspects of care using the electronic medical record system.
  • Prepares medical records prior to appointments and ensure all pertinent information are available for provider visit; retrieves outstanding referrals, labs, consultation reports and immunization records including preventive care report, before the patient visit.
  • Verifies patient information by interviewing patient, recording social and medical history, medication reconciliation and confirm purpose of visit.
  • Performs designated screenings (i.e., Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Edinburgh, SBIRT, drug screening questionnaire, Depression screening, and Asthma Control Test). Communicates all changes in the patient’s biophysical and emotional status to the nurse or physician and to patient when instructed by practitioner.
  • Obtains and records a complete set of vital signs. Notifies provider of any urgent values immediately.
  • Minimum of 1-year clinical experience.
  • Requires basic ability to use word-processing software.
  • Internal contacts with physicians and nurses; external contacts with patients and their families where respect, courtesy, and a patient-centered service orientation are important

Educational Requirements

High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) certification required. Current CPR certification.


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    Chicago, IL

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    (312) 549-8360 x109

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