Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant II-PACU (Days) Full Time in HOUSTON, Texas

Patient Care Assistant II-PACU (Days) 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

E ducation:

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 or proven on the job competency.

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

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0166675

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.