Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant II - Med/Surg Livingston (Full-time Days) in LIVINGSTON, Texas

Patient Care Assistant II - Med/Surg Livingston (Full-time Days)

Description

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.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff

  • Monitors and records vital signs

  • Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs

  • Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output

  • Obtains and records daily weight

  • Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter

  • Reports changes in patient’s status promptly to RN

  • Performs as patient care companion when needed

  • Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process

  • Performs unit housekeeping needs.

  • Acts as a runner/transporter

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

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

  • Updates assigned bed status

  • Answers call lights and telephone

  • Keeps patient environment clean

  • Performs comfort round

  • Keeps hallways clear of obstruction

  • Reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions

  • Communicates with patient’s family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Education Level

  • High School Diploma/GED

Licensure/Certification

  • Certified Nurse Aide

  • BLS

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective Communication

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills both written and verbal

  • Basic Computer skills – familiarity with Windows based software programs

Experience

  • One year direct patient care experience preferred

  • Does not require prior experience

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

Job Nursing Support

Primary Location TEXAS-LIVINGSTON-MEMORIAL HLTH SYS LIVINGSTON

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 1700000485