Penn Highlands Clearfield

  • PHC Patient Care Assistant (Monitor Tech/Unit Clerk)

    Job Location US-PA-Clearfield
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/2/2019 10:59 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-11897
    # of Openings
    1
    Hours/Pay
    56
    Department
    Med-Tele/Surg-Peds/Extensive Care
    Shift
    7PM - 7:30AM/Variable Hours
    Type
    Part Time
  • Overview

    The Patient Care Assistant, under the supervision of professional nursing personnel, assists and provides patient care utilizing standards of care.   As the Patient Care Assistant, and under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, and the Medical/Surgical nurse manager, this role is responsible for performing clerical, and receptionist duties.

    Responsibilities

    Education:  

    High School Diploma or equivalent required


    Experience:

    One year patient care experience preferred


    Required skills:

    Current Pennsylvania nursing assistant, EMT, or Paramedic certification

    or Completion of nursing assistant course  or Completion of clinical medical assistant

    program or Completion of one semester of nursing school (RN or LPN program)  or Current experience as nursing assistant; Healthcare Provider

    (CPR) certification within 6 months and Comprehensive Crisis Management certification

    within 18 months of start date in department/position

    Qualifications

    *Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS CLEARFIELD policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations

     
    Demonstrates knowledge of age-related needs of the patient, provides patient care based on these needs as evidenced by but not limited to:

    Obtains vital signs, intake and output, and weights
    Assists with personal hygiene and positioning of patient
    Performs procedures (i.e.. application of warm compresses or cold ice packs, simple dressing changes, etc.) under direct supervision of the RN
    Responds promptly to patient call bells and patient needs
    Promptly reports changes in patient condition to the RN
    Checks each patient and repositions, ambulates, and meets patient needs a minimum of every 2 hours and more frequently as needed
    Maintains cleanliness of patient rooms
    Maintains cleanliness of and restocks supply areas and utility room
     
    Participates in the development of new staff as evidenced by but not limited to:

    Actively participates in the orientation including cultural and social integration of new staff
     
    Demonstrates personal accountability as evidenced by but not limited to:

    Shares information obtained at education conferences to staff members
    Participates in implementing departmental initiatives
    Conducts self in professional manner in dress, actions, and interpersonal communication
    Ensures environment of safety for patients, significant others, and coworkers
    Informs Department Director/
    Supervisor/Clinical Manager of patient care situations and departmental problems as appropriate
    Demonstrates effective problem solving skills for clinical and departmental issues
     
    Maintains current CPR certification

     

     

     
    General duties as directed

     

     

     

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