MD Anderson Cancer Center Patient Care Technician - Palliative Care (evening/night shift) in Houston, Texas

The Patient Care Technician on the Palliative Care Unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center provides patient care services as assigned by a registered nurse and impacts patient comfort and outcome of care.

The Palliative Care Unit at MD Anderson provides an approach that improves the quality of life of the patients and their families facing the problems associated with life threating illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of all physical, psychological and spiritual symptoms. Conventional and complimentary therapies are utilized on the Acute Palliative Care Unit through an Interdisciplinary Team approach to improve the quality of life for both the patient and family through disease process. Intermediate Level Unit with 12 private rooms focused on providing symptom managements for patients that are at the end-of-life.

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

The ideal candidate will have previous patient care experience and be comfortable working in an area that provides end-of-life care.

Employment Status: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $28,800 - $36,000 - $43,000

Essential Job Functions:

Acts as member of a multidisciplinary team that identifies and addresses patient care needs. Assists in completion of activities of daily living, mobilization, admit/discharge and obtaining vital signs. Updates and retrieves patient information. Ensures patient environment is maintained in a clean, safe and orderly manner. Acts as part of an assigned care team.

EDUCATION:

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Associate's or Bachelor's degree.

EXPERIENCE:

Required: Three years of relevant work experience. May substitute additional education for required experience a one to one basis.

Preferred: Direct patient care experience.

OTHER:

Required: Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html