Patient Care Assistant, Cardiac Telemetry, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth

Catholic Health Initiatives Louisville, KY
7a-7p, Full-Time

Job Summary/Essential Functions

This role is responsible for providing a variety of routine patient care activities and support services including general clerical and reception duties under the supervision of a registered nurse. Assists nurse, physicians, and families as needed

Recognizes changes in patient status and reports appropriate information to registered nurse.Assists with admission, transportation and discharge of patientsDemonstrates knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span of the patient to include neonatal, infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric.Assists patient with dressing and undressingAssists patient with grooming and maintaining proper and clean appearanceAssists patient with elimination/toileting needsAssists the patient with oral careAssists patients in transferring, repositioning, alignment and ambulationAccommodates patient's needs through responding appropriately to patient's verbal/nonverbal expressions of needs

Safeguards patient's property

Keeps patient's living areas pleasant and orderly

Maintains patient's self esteem, privacy and confidentiality of personal information.

Provides patients with opportunities for independence and choice consistent with their plan of care.

Assures patient's rights are protected and that all patients, families, and significant others are made aware of patient's rights.

Measures body functions and documents care provided to patients

Receives and shares information, observes and reports patients condition and any change of status to registered nurse

Provides Safety, Sitter services for the patient as assigned

Demonstrates and practices appropriate hand hygiene in delivery of patient care

Other duties as assigned.

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

High School Diploma or GED required.

CNA certification preferred.

Experience (required and preferred):

One year nursing assistant experience in acute or long-term care or successful completion of 1 semester medical/surgical clinical experience in a nursing program or successful completion of nursing assistant program.