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The University of Kansas Health System Patient Care Technician- Acute Care (PRN; 3p-11p) in Hays, Kansas

Under the direction and supervision of the department’s management and RN, the PCT assists the nurse in providing quality patient care to patients.

Essential Functions:

  • Collects initial and on-going data as delegated in regards to the health status of the patient based on chart documentation.

  • Follows an individualized plan of care that promotes positive immediate and long-term outcomes for the patient/family and reflects the plan of the entire health care team.

  • Carries out interventions safely and in compliance with policy to facilitate achievement of expected outcomes as delegated.

  • Accurately documents patient response to intervention /therapy based upon expected outcomes.

  • Carries out delegated patient care activities and communicates with other members of the healthcare team as evidenced by positive patient outcomes.

HIPAA: This position will have access to the following Protected Health Information in order to carry out the duties related to their position at Hays Medical Center based on the following criteria:

Primary – required (routine) to do the job;

Secondary – required for the job, but mostly be exception; and

None – no approved access

Description of Information


Patient Demographic Information (information used to identify a person): Name, Date of Birth, Address, Race, Marital Status, Religion


Financial Information/Insurance (information related to insurance, billing and payment): Billing Information, Payer Name, Payer ID, Account Balances, Plan Elements Covered, Payment Information, Payment Rates


Clinical Information (information that describes a patient’s health status): Diagnosis, Reports/Medical Notes, Test Results, Problem List, Procedures, History and Physical


Coding Information (clinical information that is in (alpha) numeric format): ICD-9 Codes, Rev Codes, CPT Codes

Education/Experience: Successful completion of a nurse assistant training program; knowledge of general nursing assistant functions; preferred courses in medical terminology; 6 months medical center experience preferred.

Certificates and Licenses: Current nursing assistant certification in the State of Kansas; BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment; Non-violent Crisis intervention (CPI) class preferred. Additional certification may be required for certain patient care settings or populations.

Requisition ID: 2020-24005

Display Department Title: Acute Care Unit

External Company Name: The University of Kansas Health System

Street: 2220 Canterbury Dr.