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Patient Care Assistant I

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Bryan
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:


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.

Position SummaryPerforms 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 staff2. Monitors and records vital signs3. Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs4. Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output5. Obtains and records daily weight6. Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter7. Reports changes in patient's status promptly to RN8. Performs as patient care companion when needed9. Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process10. Performs unit housekeeping needs.11. Acts as a runner/transporter12. Acts as receptionist for unit; has limited use of the hospital information systems according to hospital policy dependent on the need of unit13. Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel14. Updates assigned bed status15. Answers call lights and telephone16. Keeps patient environment clean, Performs comfort rounds, keeps hallways clear of obstruction, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions17. Communicates with patient's family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner


Education:High School Diploma/GED RequiredBased on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS Minimum Experience:Less than One (1) year experience in related field Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Good written/oral communication skills

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

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