Patient Care Assistant
Crittenden Community Hospital has an immediate opening for Patient Care Assistant, Full-time Days, 7a-7p /Full-time Nights, 7p-7a /PRN.
Under the supervision of the Professional Nurse the Patient Care Assistant performs nursing procedures and patient care tasks for prenatal, neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. These duties include Telemetry Tech Duties as assigned by the Charge Nurse.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Provides for patient's personal hygiene: gives bedpans, urinals, baths, backrubs,
shampoos, and shaves, and assists with showers. Provides linen for self-care patients.
2.Provides for activities of daily living: assists with meals and feeds patients; ambulates,
turns, and positions patients; provides fresh water and nourishment between meals; changes bed linens.
3.Administers enemas, douches, surgical preps, ice packs, heat treatments, sitz and
4.Performs I&O; checks vital signs and weight; collects specimens, applies telemetry
monitor, obtains blood sugars and performs post-mortem care.
5.Provides for comfort needs of patients; provides for patient privacy.
6.Works effectively as a team member in the delivery of care.
7.Utilizes resources and materials in an efficient and safe manner.
8.Maintains a safe and attractive environment for patients and co-workers; transports
patients and equipment as appropriate.
9.Promptly answers patients' call lights and requests.
10.Reports observations of a patient to the nurse caring for the patient to ensure professional
11.Instills confidence in the patient by maintaining a neat and attractive appearance and
performing duties in a competent and caring manner.
12.Shows dependability by being punctual; maintains consistent attendance.
13.Maintains good working relations among all nursing unit personnel and other hospital
employees through appropriate communication.
14.Assists licensed nurse in complicated treatments, as indicated.
15.Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
16.Participates in performance improvement activities as assigned.
17.Supports the corporate mission: "To provide quality, cost-effective healthcare in a
positive and productive work environment"
18.Adheres to the corporate values: Respect, quality service, teamwork, simplicity, creativity
19.Complies with all applicable state and federal laws and conducts job activities in an
ethical manner as outlined in Crittenden Community Hospital policies and procedures and in accordance with the standards and practices stipulated in the Corporate Compliance Plan.
1.Completes Telemetry Tech responsibilities when assigned
2.Communicates with members of the health care team, patients, and visitors using oral and written means and equipment such as telephone, fax, computer and intercom call light system.
3.Assembles completes and processes patient charts as indicated
4.Maintains accurate records per hospital polices
5.Prints rhythm strips for patient records at the beginning of each shift and as needed during the shift
6.Addresses each alarm immediately and only licensed Nurse or ECG certified Technician can silence alarms
7.Maintain surveillance of the cardiac monitors during the shift; notify Nurse of rhythm changes and/or alarms
8.Ensure hand off of Monitor surveillance to qualified staff member.
9.Assists in the orientation of new personnel when requested.
10.With specialized training, and written approval, may perform additional and specialized tasks pertinent to assigned area.
11.Accepts reassignment as needed to provide necessary care for all patients.
12.Attends and participates in all mandatory nursing department meetings, unless prior approval for absence is obtained.
13.Performs other related duties as assigned.
1.Can read and write
2.High school diploma preferred
3.CPR certification must be certified within 3 months of hire date
Education, Training or Experience:
1.Demonstrates competency in clinical skills and knowledge pertinent to the practice and education of a nurse assistant.
2.Must meet all mandatory educational requirements.
1.Able to sit, twist, bend and stand for long periods of time.
2.Able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds
Well lighted and clean environment
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Position Type : Full Time