Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant II -Transplant Unit(Nights) Full-Time in HOUSTON, Texas

Patient Care Assistant II -Transplant Unit(Nights) Full-Time

Description

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a

world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962

by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in

Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The

first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for

Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the

award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding

community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult

and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital

holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and

affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The

University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and

Prairie View A&M University.

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.

Qualifications

Education:

High

School Diploma/GED Required

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

PositionResponsibilities:

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

sterile procedures including urinary catheterizations as delegated by a RN

19.

Performs

phlebotomy and 12 lead EKGs as permitted on the assigned unit

20.

Removes

saline locks

Job Nursing Support

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0124343