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41210 PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT I; BURLESON MEDICAL FLOOR; 7P - 7A

Position Type:Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period:72
Primary Location:TX > CALDWELL > SJH BURLESON HOSPITAL
  • JOB SUMMARY
    • Under direction of the charge nurse and/or team
      leader, collaborates with co-workers on a daily basis to help ensure
      uniform standards of care and is responsible for performing duties for
      assigned nursing unit. Demonstrates competency in the care and/or service
      to our patients/customers. Performs and prioritizes assigned duties
      and procedures in accordance with established methods and techniques as defined
      by policy. Responsible for performing clerical duties and maintaining
      customer records for assigned nursing unit.
  • QUALIFICATIONS
    • Education
      • Required: High school
        graduate or equivalent experience
    • Major
      • Not applicable
    • Experience
      • Required: 6 months experience in
        customer service or medical related field

Preferred: Currently enrolled in RN, EMT or other medically
related program/school

    • Skills
      • Required: Must pass hospital
        medical terminology exam prior to completion of orientation.
        Experience working with computers to include data and numeric entry
    • Licensure/Certifications
      • Preferred: Certified Nursing
        Assistant or EMT-basic
  • ACCOUNTABILITIES
    • ESSENTIAL
      • Communication

      • Answers and responds to call
        lights and phones promptly.
      • Exhibits proper customer service
        skills with all customers, families and co-workers. Strives to
        exemplify the St. Joseph Difference in all aspects of work.
      • Observes and reports changes
        in patient status to appropriate nurse.
      • Promptly responds to patient
        needs in a courteous manner.
      • Notifies the physician,
        correctly enters physician and ancillary department consults into
        Meditech and consult log.
      • Reports to oncoming tech and
        charge nurse at beginning and end of shift.
      • Establishes effective
        working relationships by communicating clearly and effectively with
        customers, physicians, hospital departments and co-workers.
      • Performs/Provides
        Patient Care as Delegated by the Nurse

      • Gives basic bedside nursing
        care (e. g., baths, linen change, oral care, back rubs, toileting and
        repositioning patients).
      • Assists patients with
        ambulation and transfer to/from wheelchair, stretcher and/or bed, using
        proper body mechanics. Transports patients to rooms, other departments
        and vehicles.
      • Reapplies and removes
        restraints as directed by the nurse.
      • Sets up room for new
        admission and assists with orientation of room, equipment and supplies.
      • Performs accuchecks
        including quality control checks.
      • Obtains and transports
        specimens to the lab. Obtains blood from the lab when necessary.
      • Verifies diet list and trays
        for accuracy before passing out meal trays. Feeds/assists
        patients with meals.
      • Obtains VS, daily patient
        weights and I&Os.
      • Encourages patient to
        use Incentive Spirometer.
      • Documentation

      • Documents patient care
        correctly in Meditech.
      • Assembles charts for new
        admissions. Places ID label on all pages of medical record. Obtains old
        charts from Medical Records. Copies charts for patient transfers.
        Ensures chart has adequate supply of forms.
      • Enters and transcribes
        physician orders correctly in Meditech and Kardex, correcting attending
        MD and adding consulting MD as requested.
      • Performs patient discharge
        in Meditech, using appropriate disposition code.
      • Scans physician orders to
        the pharmacy.
      • Enters work orders into
        Meditech and/or PHIL.
      • Assists with obtaining
        physician signatures for telephone and verbal orders.
      • Learning
        and Development

      • Orients new personnel as
        assigned.
      • Attends a minimum of six
        unit meetings per year, assuming responsibility for understanding and
        acknowledging minutes of unit meetings missed. Attends all required
        inservices and completes annual competencies.
      • Willingly completes other
        tasks when assigned.
      • Environment
        and Patient Safety

      • Maintains patient and work
        environment to maximize safe/clean working space. Reports all
        hazards to the charge nurse.
      • Adheres to proper
        precautions, techniques and safety according to Infection Control
        policies.
      • Works with, cleans up and
        disposes of body fluids, blood and secretions appropriately.
      • Supplies

      • Demonstrates stewardship of
        equipment and supplies by using them appropriately, including use
        of PAR Excellence system.
      • Maintains adequate supply
        of items in patient rooms and unit.
    • OTHER
    • Performs other duties as
      assigned to meet the organization s needs.


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