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Long Term Care Patient Care Assistant

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Bryan
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

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:

Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staffMonitors 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

Qualifications

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

Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Bryan , Long Term Care Patient Care Assistant, Other , Bryan, Texas

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