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HCA, Hospital Corporation of America PCT StarTech Program in Charleston, South Carolina

Welcome to our Spring StarTech Cohort

We are excited to be offering our Spring StarTech cohort at Trident Health starting on Monday March 15th. This program is designed for new CNAs with no experience, individuals that currently have patient care experience but not in an acute (hospital) setting, or those who don't have patient care experience but are interested in healthcare.

The StarTech Program is designed for those who strive to work on Medical/Surgical Nursing Units in the hospital setting.

This is a paid training program and you are hired directly by the facility and will be a Full-Time employee. Shift is based on availability on the unit and can be days, nights, or mixed. All shifts will required rotating weekends. Hours are 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM OR 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

We have openings on our Medical-Surgical, Progressive Care, Telemetry, Neuro, and Oncology units.

Some of our unique benefits we offer include: * Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs

  • Student Loan Repayment

  • Paid Personal Leave

  • 401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)

  • Identity Theft Protection discounts

  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)

The program is comprised of didactic training, skills training and clinical preceptorship at the sponsoring facility.

The program will orient individuals to the facility in which they will be working, but also better prepare them for standard patient care assignments in an acute care setting upon successful completion of the 5-week program.

The first three (3) weeks include a combination of didactic education and skills training. Learners will get Basic Life Support (BLS) and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certified during this time.

The remaining two (2) weeks are spent at the sponsoring facility working with a “Patient Care Techs” and supervised by a Registered Nurse on the unit.

The StarTech learner will work 3 - twelve hour (12hr) shifts during each week of the Clinical Preceptorship, which may include weekend shifts or night shifts, based on the preceptorship schedule and needs of the nursing unit.

The StarTech Program is based upon the standards established by the State Boards of Nursing for CNAs. Many of the division and/or facility specific training initiatives will be incorporated into the curriculum as well.

Learners will be BLS and CPI certified. Patient Care Techs will be introduced and trained on the facility Electronic Health Record.

_SUMMARY OF THE POSITION:_

Graduates of the StarTech fulfill the role of Patient Care Technician in our hospital. As a Patient Care Technician at the hospital, you will deliver high quality, patient-centered care by performing a variety of important patient care services related to common nursing functions and activities of daily listing. Under supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN), you will assist the nursing staff in providing patient care with your skills and training and in accordance with the needs of our department. The Patient Care Technician will consistently assist the patient care team by maintaining a clean, well-organized and safe patient care environment.

_What you will do in this role:_

**You will obtain vital signs, height and weight, intake and output, calorie counts, application of ice/heat, and/or simple non-sterile dressing changes.

**You will answer patient call lights in a timely manner and respond to patient needs/requests.

**You will assist patients with performing activities of daily living to include bathing, shaving, oral care, toileting, grooming, changing linens, providing water, ambulation, assisting with meal delivery and feeding as directed.

**You will be responsible for safe patient handling: Turning and positioning, use of specialty beds, patient transfer and use of transfer devices, ambulation assistance and use of assistive devices, restraint alternatives, oxygen use and transport, suction use, pre-operative skin preparation and/or use of sequential compression devices (SCD).

**You will be responsible for recording information in the patient’s medical records.

**You will maintain close communication with physicians, nurses and other healthcare team members regarding changes in a patient’s care and condition.

**In conjunction with physicians and nurses, you will be responsible for educating patients and families on the care and therapies being provided.

**You will monitor supplies levels in your unit and patient rooms and restock as needed.

*Requirements to be considered for the Star Tech Program:*

**Program acceptance requires a one (1) year, full-time commitment to the sponsoring facility. If a PCT chooses to leave the facility before the 1-year commitment is fulfilled, they will be required to meet a pro-rated monetary responsibility.

**High School Diploma or equivalent is required; 18 years of age or old is required.

**You must not have current or prior experience working as an acute care hospital.

**You must be flexible to work day or night shift (unit needs vary)

**Attendance is imperative and 100% mandatory throughout the 5-week training program.

For more than 40 years Trident Medical Center has proudly served patients and families in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties in beautiful South Carolina. Trident Medical Center is a 320 bed major medical center providing a comprehensive range of patient services and specialties including a 24-hour emergency room with a Level II Trauma Center.

The hospital’s specialty services include:

  • An award-winning Heart Center
  • The South Carolina Institute for Robotic Surgery
  • The Trident Breast Care Center
  • The Joseph M. Still Burn Clinic - the region’s only outpatient burn clinic offering services to patients of all ages.

Trident Medical Center offers critical care services and 24/7 Hospitalist and Intensivist programs. Trident Medical Center is a five-star recipient for cardiovascular, neurosciences, critical care and patient safety outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation.

HCA Healthcare, the parent company of Trident Medical Center, has been continually named a World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere since 2010. In 2018, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Patient Care Tech opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job: *Nursing Support

Title: PCT StarTech Program

Location: South Carolina-Charleston-Trident Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00062-031521

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