Patient Care Assistant II PRN

Catholic Health Initiatives Pasadena, TX
Patients Medical Center (PMC) provides inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services to residents of Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Baytown, and Clear Lake. The facility includes 53 medical/surgical beds, eight ICU beds and three endoscopy rooms, and offers a range of primary and specialized services—wound care, general surgery, gastroenterology, occupational health, heart and vascular, women's services, diagnostic imaging, outpatient rehab services, and sleep disorders.

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs a variety of routine tasks to support the delivery of safe, effective, cost-efficient patient care as delegated by the RN. They provide assistance in transporting, transferring and lifting. They perform cleaning Functions in patient care unit as delegated, and perform selected diagnostic tests

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Licensure

Required:

* High School Diploma/GED

* Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS

Minimum Experience

* One (1) year direct patient care experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* Good written/oral communication skills

* Completion of PCA II orientation/training

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff

2. Monitors and records vital signs

3. Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs

4. Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output

5. Obtains and records daily weight

6. Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter

7. Reports changes in patient's status promptly to RN

8. Performs as patient care companion when needed

9. Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process

10. Performs unit housekeeping needs.

11. Acts as a runner/transporter

12. Acts as receptionist for unit; has limited use of the hospital information systems according to hospital policy dependent on the need of unit

13. Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel

14. Updates assigned bed status

15. Answers call lights and telephone

16. Keeps patient environment clean, Performs comfort rounds, keeps hallways clear of obstruction, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions

17. Communicates with patient's family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner

18. Performs phlebotomy and 12 lead EKGs as permitted on the assigned unit

19. Removes saline locks

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