Surgical Care Affiliates

Patient Care Technician (FT) - AL, CSC Museum Campus

Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
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Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA’s 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit


Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits…


  • Positive work culture
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance – eligible on Day 1 of employment
  • Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
  • Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits
  • Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) Plan

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

POSITION OBJECTIVE:  Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, provides quality patient care and is accountable of the duties assigned by the Registered Nurse which comply with state-specific laws for unlicensed assistive personnel. The Patient Care Technician is expected to maintain the nursing objectives and standards of care at the level for which she/he is prepared. The Patient Care Technician does not accept medical orders (direct and/or indirect).


General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively organizes time, equipment, supplies, and personnel.
  • Uses equipment effectively by anticipating patient needs and providing appropriate care.
  • Confirms that proper techniques and procedures are used according to accepted Standards of Practice and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Assists with the ordering, receiving, and storage of supplies.
  • Maintains order and cleanliness of the work area.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Registered Nurse with organizing and prioritizing patient care in accordance with the standards of care and organizational policies.
  • Assists Registered Nurse in maintaining an environment conducive to patient and personnel safety.
  • Demonstrates comfort measures.
  • Assists in admission, transfer and discharge procedures.
  • Secures patient belongings
  • Properly applies restraints/medical assistive devices (i.e. wrist restraints, vests, side rails).
  • Follows surgery center infection control policies.
  • Ensures identification band/bracelet is on patient.
  • Maintains a clutter-free environment.
  • Is knowledgeable of aseptic technique and when it is used.
  • Is able to demonstrate knowledge of standard precautions and utilize in daily practice.
  • Utilizes various communication equipment (i.e. pager system, phone, etc).
  • Identifies resources for problem-solving.
  • Stays informed of work area activities/changes.
  • Supports work flow throughout operating rooms.  This includes knowledge of case cart system if applicable and how to obtain additional or missing instruments and/or supplies as requested.
  • Processes basic knowledge about surgical equipment and locations.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide assistance with routine anesthesia supplies and equipment.
  • Assist with informing biomedical technicians about equipment.
  • May assume clerical assistant responsibilities.
  • Documents care as appropriate for the clinical patient area and under the direction of a Registered Nurse
  • Performs duties and tasks specific to the work area assigned.
  • Adheres to written policies of the Surgery Center.
  • Seeks educational opportunities to increase clinical competence and enhance personal growth.
  • Responsible for completing mandatory classes relative to job responsibilities at the Surgery Center as well as for meeting continuing education requirements for certifications.
  • Participates in the orientation of new employees as directed by Charge Registered Nurse


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or its (GED) equivalency with satisfactory references 
  • Must be current in BLS
  • Must be prepared for work responsibilities through: certified nursing assistant; or EMT or EMT-P through vocational/technical program; or nursing student who has obtained certification letter from faculty member after completion of clinical rotation; or graduate of a nursing program who did not successfully complete registered nurse licensure examination; or equivalent experience in the field of related discipline equal to the time required to obtain a CNA certification.



  • Attendance
  • Punctuality        
  • Ability to meet deadlines




Skills Required

Interdependent Partnering:

  • Clear verbal communication skills
  • Ability to assist in training newly hired staff on policies, procedures and processes as directed by Registered Nurse
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees, management, physicians, patients, and visitors
  • Ability to interact with clients and corporate staff in a professional manner
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Other


Mastering Complexity:

  • Ability to organize and follow through on own initiative
  • Other


Customer/Marketplace Focus:

  • Basic understanding of the healthcare industry
  • Basic understanding of patient needs
  • Good communication skills as it pertains to human relations
  • Effectively interface with all areas of the surgery center


  • Basic knowledge of healthcare related documentation/systems
  • Basic working knowledge of medical equipment
  • Working knowledge of healthcare culture and processes
  • Basic knowledge of computer spreadsheets and word processing


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