Patient Care Assistant II - Neuro

Requisition ID
2021-152697
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Medical / Surgical Acute
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
7P-7A, 3 Days a Week
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Campus
Location
TX-THE WOODLANDS

Overview

The Woodlands Hospital a primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, women’s services (digital mammography and bone density studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital.

 

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 staff
  • Monitors and records vital signs
  • Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs
  • Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output
  • Obtains and records daily weight
  • Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter
  • Reports changes in patient’s status promptly to RN
  • Performs as patient care companion when needed
  • Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process
  • Performs unit housekeeping needs.
  • Acts as a runner/transporter
  • Acts as receptionist for unit; has limited use of the hospital information systems according to hospital policy dependent on the need of unit
  • Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel
  • Updates assigned bed status
  • Answers call lights and telephone
  • 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
  • Communicates with patient’s family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner
  • Performs sterile procedures including urinary catheterizations as delegated by a RN
  • Performs phlebotomy and 12 lead EKGs as permitted on the assigned unit
  • Removes saline locks

Qualifications

Education:

High School Diploma/GED Required

Basic Life Support (BLS) required

 

Minimum Experience:

One (1) year direct patient care

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Good written/oral communication skills

 

Clinical

CNA

Certified Nursing Assistant

PCA

Patient Care Tech

Patient Care Associate

PCT

 

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