Patient Support Tech (PST) - Surgical Inpatient

Palmetto Health

Posted 2 months ago

Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Shift: Days
Education Level: High School Degree Required
Certificates: CPR
Experience Level: All|Experienced|Student
Compensation: NA

Patient Support Tech (PST) - Surgical Inpatient

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8W - General Surgery

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Full-time FTE 0.9 -1.0




7 a.m.-7 p.m., includes weekends

Job Details

HeartSaver/CPR required

Job Description:

Provides direct care as assigned. May require access to storage areas where medications are kept and carry out procedures that require the use of non-prescription medications.

All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Palmetto Health's values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity and teamwork.


Performs responsibilities accurately, timely, and safely for assigned patients/area.

Communicates and informs appropriate personnel, patients and family members of pertinent information in a timely manner.

Maintains accurate paper and electronic documentation.

Utilizes equipment and supplies safely and appropriately; orders supplies as needed; labels specimens correctly.

Performs basic nursing care, simple and complex procedures, multiple treatments, waived testing and transports assigned patients.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Successful completion of tech training course as evidenced by Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam or nursing fundamentals from accredited organization required.  Medical Assistant Training also acceptable.


Required Experience

1 year nurse tech hospital experience or skilled nursing facility is required if the candidate does not meet all of the educational requirements.

Computer experience is required.

Preferred Experience
NT: 2 years NT/NA experience is preferred
Candidates without the preferred experience are eligible for hire if they meet all of the educational requirements.

Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Current CPR required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person CPR AED through the American Red Cross; or Classroom or Skills Session Heartsaver CPR AED through the American Heart Association. Certification must include an in-person skills session.)

Orientation: Successful completion of support staff orientation is required.

Special Training: Must possess skills necessary to care for patients. 





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