Job Description

Job Summary:
Performs all patient care activities under the direction of a Registered Nurse and functions in the role of assistant to the nursing staff. Including: Greeting ambulances, taking and recording vital signs, performing EKG's, assisting with procedures, providing hygiene and nutrition, feed pts as needed, and making rounds on a group of assigned patients, stocking supplies, transfer of patients to med-surg units and assist with cleaning patient care equipment.
 
Responsiblities:
  • Provides and maintains a safe and comfortable environment for the patient:
    • Assists patients getting in and out of bed.
    • Orients patient to call l light and side rails, maintains accessibility and answers call light in a timely fashion.
    • Stays with restless patients.
    • Makes and instructs in the use of cough pillows.
    • Assists in the collection of medical data, vital signs.
  • Assists the Registered Nurse with specific components of admission, transfer, and discharge of patients:
    • Preparation of the unit.
    • Transferring patient to bed.
    • Assembling patients' belongings.
    • Accompanying patients as directed.
  • Assists the Registered Nurse with ADLs:
    • Partial bed baths, assistance with shower and sit baths, as appropriate for patient.
    • Fills water pitchers serves nourishments.
    • Records intake and output.
  • Assists with collection of specimens.
  • Documents vital signs, I&O on appropriate forms.
  • Disposes of trash and linen on an ongoing basis.
  • Knowledgeable and compliant with infectious diseases policy and procedures:
    • Appropriately cares for patients on precautions.
    • Uses protective measures as deemed appropriate.
    • Separates infectious materials and disposes of them appropriately.
  • Complies with Patient Safety goals as set forth by the medical center.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment. 
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.
  • Responds to questions appropriately, referring items in question to authorized staff.
  • Maintains positive communications with other departments.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma, EMT-P Paramedic.
  • 1-2 years experience or Clinical experience at CGSMC, a minimum one-year working of clerical experience preferably in the medical field. Computer skills required.
  • IV/Phlebotomy Skills, Dysrhythmia recognition.
  • Knowledge of Meditech preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, preferred.
  • CPR, ACLS.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Able to complete mathematical computations required to perform treatment protocols.
  • Able to lift, transfer and move patients.

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