Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant, Med-Surg Nursing, Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

Patient Care Assistant, Med-Surg Nursing, Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital

Description

PRN

Job Summary/JobPurpose/Essential Functions

This role is responsible for providing a variety of routine patient care

activities and support services including general clerical and reception duties

under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Assists nurse, physicians, and families as needed

Recognizeschanges in patient status and reports appropriate information to registerednurse.

Assistswith admission, transportation and discharge of patients

Demonstratesknowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span of thepatient to include neonatal, infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric.

Assistspatient with dressing and undressing

Assistspatient with grooming and maintaining proper and clean appearance

Assistspatient with elimination/toileting needs

Assiststhe patient with oral care

Assistspatients in transferring, repositioning, alignment and ambulation

Accommodatespatient’s needs through responding appropriately to patient’s verbal/nonverbalexpressions of needs

Safeguards

patient’s property

Keeps

patient’s living areas pleasant and orderly

Maintains

patient’s self esteem, privacy and confidentiality of personal information.

Provides

patients with opportunities for independence and choice consistent with their

plan of care.

Assures

patient’s rights are protected and that all patients, families, and significant

others are made aware of patient’s rights.

Measures body

functions and documents care provided to patients

Receives and

shares information, observes and reports patients condition and any change of

status to registered nurse

Provides

Safety, Sitter services for the patient as assigned

Demonstrates

and practices appropriate hand hygiene in delivery of patient care

Otherduties as assigned.

Qualifications

Job Requirements /Qualifications

Education /Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

High School

Diploma or GED required.

CNA

certification preferred.

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location KENTUCKY-LOUISVILLE-ST. MARY AND ELIZABETH HOSP.

Daily Schedule 7am - 7pm

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0178553

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.