Patient Care Assistant II

Requisition ID
2020-135262
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Medical / Surgical / Telemetry
Hours / Pay Period
48
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
PT
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Luke's Health - Memorial - San Augustine
Location
TX-SAN AUGUSTINE

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 for a Patient Care Assistant II

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

    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

 

 

 

Qualifications

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED

 

Licensure/Certification:

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • BLS through American Heart Association

 

Experience:

  • None
  • Preferred:  One (1) year direct patient care experience or proven on the job competency

 

 

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