Telemetry Patient Care Assistant

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Clinical Support
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2020-R0285356 Requisition #
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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 phlebotomy and 12 lead EKGs as permitted on the assigned unit
       
      19. Removes saline locks

     

     

    Education:

    High School Diploma/GED Required

    Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS

     

    Minimum Experience:

    One (1) year direct patient care experience or proven on the job competency

     

    Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Good written/oral communication skills

    Completion of PCA II orientation/training

     

 


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