Patient Care Assistant

Capital Health Pennington, NJ
Overview

Position #: 3469

* Performs a variety of supportive and direct care functions, under the direction of an RN, enabling patient to perform daily hygienic, nutritional, ambulatory and other activities.

Responsibilities

* Performs safety and infection control techniques and functions in caring for the patient.

* Uses correct techniques and follows standard precautions in applying patient restraints and in transferring patients.

* Follows proper procedures and techniques to prevent falls and injuries.

* Performs a variety of supportive and direct care functions (e.g. basic oxygen therapy, heat and cold applications, basic dressings, antiembolism and sequential pressure stockings).

* Provides personal care (bathing, mouth care, AM/PM care, incontinence care) to patients.

* Collects stool, urine and sputum specimens.

* Provides for nutrition of patients (feeds, monitors tube feedings, calculates input and output, delivers nourishment, counts calories, weighs patients.)

* Performs phlebotomy and stocks phlebotomy and IV trays for unit.

* Performs EKG's and stocks and maintains supplies for the unit.

Requirements

* High school diploma or equivalency.

* One year previous experience as a nurse aide or CNA or patient assistant in a health care setting OR less than one year experience and enrolled in an accredited school of nursing.

* CNA or nursing student with two semesters of nursing clinical completed -- preferred. If not certified, required to successfully complete a Capital Health unlicensed assistant program training program within 90 days of employment.

* Frequent physical demands include: Sitting , Standing , Walking , Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) , Carry objects , Push/Pull , Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Squat/kneel/crawl , Wrist position deviation , Pinching/fine motor activities Occasional physical demands include: Keyboard use/repetitive motion Continuous physical demands include: Talk or Hear Lifting Floor to Waist 80 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 80 lbs.

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