BJC Careers

Patient Care Technician, Progressive Care Unit, Full Time

Saint Louis, MO
Nursing Services

Job Description

Job ID: 1171829
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Christian Hospital is a 485-bed acute-care medical center located on 28 acres in unincorporated north St. Louis County. Located 6 miles west of Christian Hospital is Northwest HealthCare, which offers the community 24-hour emergency care and a variety of outpatient services in a convenient setting to complement hospital services.

Christian Hospital is noted as a leader among hospitals in the St. Louis region as it provides the community with the absolute latest in medical technology and clinical advancements. In particular, Christian Hospital in highly regarded for its excellence in heart services and lifesaving cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, spine surgery, cancer treatment and radiation oncology, psychiatric services and substance abuse programs, radiology, urology and pulmonary care. 

Christian Hospital, a non-profit organization and a founding member of BJC HealthCare, has more than 500 physicians on staff and a diverse workforce of more than 2,200 health-care professionals who are dedicated to providing the absolute best care with the latest technology and medical advances.

Progressive Care Unit is a 40 bed unit dedicated primarily to the cardiac and pulmonary patient populations.  Unit has the ability to provide cardiac monitoring for all patients on the floor.  The unit is located on the 7th floor and has a  ten-bed Respiratory Care Unit for individuals with choric lung illnesses.  Progressive Care Unit is staffed by RN's, PCAs and clerical associates.

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Role Purpose

Provides direct patient care to support the licensed professional nurses responsible for a team of patients to ensure a safe environment for patients by reducing risk of harm. Collects vital information on the patient and reports such to the RN which contributes to the overall assessment of each patient and any changes to a patient's condition.


  • Implements direct patient care under the supervision of the nurse, promoting patient and family centered care in a healing environment. Administers or assists patients with ADL, performs VS, I&O, fall and pressure ulcer prevention measures, foley care, phlebotomy, or point of care testing as requested.
  • Collects clinical data and information on patients, and reports changes in patient status to the nurse.
  • Assists nurse with patient and family education. Documents all patient care activities provided.
  • Ensures availability of supplies and equipment to meet each patient's needs.
  • Participates in activities that promote safety, quality and regulatory compliance. Participates in professional development and life long learning, as well as acting as 1:1 patient safety sitter as necessary.

  • Minimum Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience

  • No Experience
  • Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  • Preferred Requirements

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Clinical - Direct Skills

  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) - 1 year or more
  • Patient Care Technician (PCT) - 1 year or more

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer