Job Code: HT390
Job Title: Patient Care Assistant
Opening Date/Time: Sat. 08/04/12 12:00 AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Job Type: Temporary Part-time
Location: 2nd Floor-Mother/Baby CW, Alabama
Department: USA Children's & Women's Hospital
The USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is one of six freestanding hospitals in the United States dedicated specifically to the unique health care needs of children, women and infants. The USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.
Abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization’s values; adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving, positioning and transferring patients without or with assistance when needed for patient safety and when moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; receives verbal and written assignments from RN/LPN; reports any changes in the patient’s condition to RN/LPN; operates unit equipment as required; maintains clean and neat stocked areas and patient rooms; runs errands as needed; cleans equipment between each patient use; assists patients with Activities of Daily Living (all aspects as needed); assists with and accompanies patient on admission, discharge, and transfer; keeps hallway clear of equipment; distributes water and ice; answers patient call lights promptly; replaces needle buckets as needed; maintains 24-hour urine collections; performs Catheter care, Accu-checks, Enemas, Incentive Spirometry, and Trapeze Bar setup; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds to overhead pages; notifies charge nurse when leaving unit; maintains accurate and complete records by recording vital signs, weights, and head circumference; records accurate intake and output (to include NG, chest tube, ostomy bags, foley); signs or initials documentation; assists with completion of daily flowsheet; accepts and completes all duties positively and without conflict; cooperates, helps others and improves the performance of the unit; completes all mandatory unit, educational and hospital requirements; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations:
Neonate, Infant-Toddler/Preschool, School age/Adolescent, Reproductive Age, Post/Peri Menopausal; utilizes chemotherapy, neutropenia, and cesium implant precautions; obtains 02 saturations; participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities through quality measurement or participation of ICARE process as assigned; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; regular and prompt attendance and the ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.
High school diploma or equivalent. Patient Care experience is preferred.
Working Days and Hours:
Rotating days with weekends and holidays