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Care Asst Health Unit Coord Med/Surg 6W Full Time Days

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Clinical Support
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2018-R0159492 Requisition #
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The Woodlands Hospital
A primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, women’s services (digital mammography and bone density studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital.

Position Summary:
Provides patient care, clerical support and observation of monitored EKG patterns of patients on telemetry.  The Unit Tech also coordinates services for the patient unit including nursing personnel.

Position Responsibilities:
1.    Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff. Monitors and records vital signs, Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs. Performs blood glucose testing. Reports changes in patient's status promptly to RN. Performs phlebotomy skills on assigned unit. Performs limited sterile procedures as delegated by a RN
2.    Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process; Performs and documents general therapeutic measures
3.    Provides clerical support to the patient care unit through ensuring patient medical record is properly assembled, Accurately transcribing orders and enters Consults into the computer if applicable
4.    Acts as a receptionist for the unit by directing, assisting, and communicating to patients, families, visitors, co-workers and other departmental personnel
5.    Continuous observation of monitored EKG patterns and pulse oximetry as ordered. Sets up, calibrates and Maintains settings and alarms on telemetry module. Obtains rhythm strip at beginning of shift, admission and changes labels strip with patient identification, time, lead monitored, PR interval, ST interval, QRS interval
6.    Trouble shoots telemetry equipment, Ensures monitors are functioning properly, ensure telemetry supplies are available. Accounts for telemetry transmitters, Verifies daily telemetry charges. Identifies changes in rate, rhythm, or pattern, notifying RN of these changes. Responds appropriately to emergency situations, runs a continuous EKG strip and notifies appropriate staff
7.    Demonstrates commitment to the continuum of care by optimizing patient flow
8.    Demonstrates commitment to the cost-containing goals of the patient care unit and the hospital: ordering only needed supplies, removing and delivering supplies received, entering patient charges timely, and ensuring discontinued equipment is returned promptly
9.    Demonstrates commitment to maintain a neat, orderly, and safe environment: Maintains a neat, safe and orderly work area, keeps hallways clear of obstructions, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions.

Education:

High School Diploma/GED Required

Basic Life Support (BLS) required


Minimum Experience:
Two (2) years of experience and/or training in both nursing and secretarial support in a hospital or clinical setting.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Computer knowledge
Demonstrate knowledge in the area of EKG interpretation through the following: a) Pass the Basic Dysrhythmia Rhythm Interpretation Exam b) Successfully complete the Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation Course (if applicable)

About Us


As part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems, CHI St. Luke’s Health is dedicated to a mission of enhancing community health through high-quality, cost-effective care. We are home to the Texas Heart ®Institute (THI), eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife® Center, and several St. Luke’s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston. Our additional markets include CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute carefacility in East Texas); St. Joseph Health System (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley); and CHI St. Luke’s Health Brazosport in Lake Jackson.


In partnership with our physicians and community partners, we are committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the whole person while creating healthier communities. Learn more about our mission-based culture at CHIStLukesHealth.org.


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