Patient Care Tech 4N Ortho

Requisition ID
2021-154532
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Orthopedics
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
7pm -7am
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Vincent Health
Location
AR-LITTLE ROCK

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

JOB SUMMARY: In accordance with our mission and core values, this position is established to actively participate on the patient care team by providing basic bedside care and assisting patients with activities of daily living, under the direction of the RN.  Teamwork is a vital component to same, through effective collaboration efforts.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES

Performs treatments and patient care procedures.

Performs or assists ADLs according to Patient Plan of Care.

Performs or assists in procedures/treatments according to Nursing Policy and Procedure Manual.

Determines need for and properly implements safety measures for patients in a timely manner.

Responds to patient call lights and emergency lights in a timely manner.

Prepares patient for meals and snacks.  Offers assistance as needed.

Maintains a safe environment: follows OSHA requirements including Universal Precautions.

 

 

  1. DOCUMENTING CARE

       Documents care provided according to hospital policy.

       Documents ADLs, vital signs, and I&Os according to the plan of care.

      Documents meals and snacks according to hospital policy.

      As assigned, documents refrigerator/freezer temperature.

     Participates as assigned in CQI activities.

  1. COMMUNICATION

Expresses appropriate communication to patient, families, and other customers.

Identifies self to others in a professional manner.

Adheres to dress code and maintains a professional image with the ID badge clearly displayed.

Offers assistance and provides directions to customers keeping a positive and courteous tone.

Determines need for and properly implements safety measures for patients in a timely manner.

Maintains a safe environment: follows OSHA requirements including Universal Precautions.

Notifies the RN of abnormal vital signs, I&Os, and changes in the patient condition.

Communicates effectively with team members.

 

  1. PROVIDING CARE

Provides care according to developmental age.

Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary for the patient/customer appropriate to neonate, child, adolescent, adult, and/or older adult.

 

  1. FLEXIBILITY

Demonstrates flexibility in accomplishing work tasks.

Adheres to time and attendance policy.

Available and accessible when on duty.

Leaves for and returns from inservices, meals, and breaks as scheduled.

Accepts changes in staffing and patient assignments.

 

  1. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES/ENVIRONMENT OF CARE

Assists during emergency situations according to nursing and hospital policy. 

Maintains a safe workplace environment.

       Functions appropriately in emergencies according to assigned responsibilities and hospital policy.

Provides safety boundaries for patient at risk for violence.

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education: High School diploma, GED, Metropolitan Test or equivalent; (EMT or Paramedic acceptable for ED or OP areas) or RN or LPN licensure upon entry to the position or evidence of the fundamentals of nursing and one semester of clinical practice in an RN school. Certified Nursing Assistant certification or successful completion of CHI Patient Care Technician Program upon hire.

 

Experience: No experience required.    

 

Physical Requirements: Must possess ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time, ability to lift 50 lbs./transfer patients and equipment.  Pulling, pushing, and reaching will be required in the day-to-day operation. Must possess ability to see, hear, smell, and speak.  The individual in this position will be exposed to inside/outside environmental conditions.  There is also potential for exposure to respiratory hazards, blood borne pathogens, chemical hazards, and body fluids.  For positions in the ED: Ability to physically restrain, de-escalate and protect patients, staff, visitors, etc. when necessary utilizing training techniques.

 

Skills: Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association.  Must possess demonstrated communication skills, excellent customer service skills and ability to deal effectively with multi-disciplinary team members/patients/significant others and physicians.

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