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Patient Care Assistant II Float Pool Various Shifts PRN

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Clinical Support
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2018-R0172952 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:
Performs a variety of routine tasks to support the delivery of safe, effective, cost-efficient patient care as delegated by the RN. They provide assistance in transporting, transferring and lifting. They perform cleaning functions in patient care unit as delegated, and perform selected diagnostic tests.

Position Responsibilities:
1.    Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff
2.    Monitors and records vital signs
3.    Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs
4.    Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output
5.    Obtains and records daily weight
6.    Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter
7.    Reports changes in patient’s status promptly to RN
8.    Performs as patient care companion when needed
9.    Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process
10.    Performs unit housekeeping needs.
11.    Acts as a runner/transporter
12.    Acts as receptionist for unit; has limited use of the hospital information systems according to hospital policy dependent on the need of unit
13.    Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel
14.    Updates assigned bed status
15.    Answers call lights and telephone
16.    Keeps patient environment clean, Performs comfort rounds, keeps hallways clear of obstruction, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions
17.    Communicates with patient’s family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner
18.    Performs sterile procedures including urinary catheterizations as delegated by a RN
19.    Performs phlebotomy and 12 lead EKGs as permitted on the assigned unit
20.    Removes saline locks
Education:
High School Diploma/GED Required
Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Minimum Experience:
One (1) year direct patient care experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good written/oral communication skills
Completion of PCA II orientation/training

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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Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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