Patient Care Technician- H8 Neuro/Neurosurgery

University of Arkansas

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks (available for benefits eligible positions only ):

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please click the Apply link/button.

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ICE NRSL Neuro/Neuro Surg H8 IP C

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Summary of Job Duties:

This posting will be used to fill multiple positions
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) performs patient care tasks and duties which do not require a license. The PCT is a trained member of the unit based team who supports the on-going delivery of care as identified by the multidisciplinary patient management team in H8 Neurology/Neurosurgery Unit. This area provides comprehensive quality care for an inpatient 30 bed unit to adolescent, adult, and geriatric neurology and neurosurgical patients in a caring and therapeutic environment. Neurosurgical services include, but are not limited to pre and post-op care for procedures, such as craniotomy, spinal decompression and brain stimulation and treatment of infections of the cranial and spinal areas. Neurological services consist of care of stroke, seizure monitoring and other Neurological disorders.


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED and successful completion of patient care technician course within 3 months of hire required.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, ability to follow oral instructions, basic computer skills, strong work ethics and accountability.

  • Must be able to lift 100 lbs. to waist height.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification as a nursing assistant or military corpsman.

  • Previous Patient Care experience in acute care setting.

Additional Information:


The Patient Care Technician works under the direct supervision of the R.N. and performs tasks and duties which do not require a license, professional judgment or intervention. The PCT must pass the required competencies. The PCT works within the Department of Nursing standards. The PCT adheres to UAMS clinical programs, policies, procedures and standards and guest care guidelines.

  • Obtains patient report and has on-going communication with R.N. regarding patient care/changes in condition; Informs nurse of patient requests or complaints.

  • Assists with admission, transfer, and discharge of patients.

  • Transports patients to other areas of the hospital as directed.

  • Carries out the Plan of Care for Patient using a Multidisciplinary Approach as Delegated by Team Leader.

  • Communicates effectively with other team members to facilitate patient care.

  • Accepts directions from R.N.s and team members.

  • Follows through on delegated patient care activities.

  • Provides appropriate grooming/oral hygiene and comfort measures and assists patients with activities (ambulation, up in chair, turn and reposition).

  • Documents all patient care activities/tasks, vital signs, ADL, wave tests, I&O’s accurately and timely and per unit and department standards.

  • Assists patients and visitors with information and/or solutions to problems.

  • Serves as resources person to support department members in performance of duties.

  • Notifies appropriate staff members of problems requiring prompt intervention.

May perform other duties as assigned. 

All (SELECTED) applicants are subject to an online reference check before their application can be forwarded to the manager for an interview request. Please be sure to a have a valid email address on your application to get started with the online reference check. Please allow 1-2 business days to receive the email.

All new Patient Care Technicians are required to complete 5 weeks of training Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM after being hired.

Employees in this role must be fitted for, capable of donning and performing routine tasks in personal protective equipment to include N95 masks, Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) or Controlled Air Purifying Respirators (CAPR).

Constant Physical Activity:

Hear, Read, Concentrate, Think Analytically,

Frequent Physical Activity:

Stand, Walk, Talk, Use hands to touch, handle or feel,

Occasional Physical Activity:

Sit, Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, reach overhead, Taste or Smell,

Lift/Carry Weight: 100 Lbs. or more

Push/Pull Weight: 100 Lbs. or more

Physical Environment: Inside medical Facility

Noise Level: Moderate

Visual Requirements: Near Visual Acuity, Far Visual Acuity, Color Discrimination, Depth Perception, Peripheral Vision


Biological, Chemical, Electrical, Radiation, Sharp Objects/Tools, Dust

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Please contact [email protected]  for any recruiting related questions.

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

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