Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant II - Med Surg K5 Lufkin (PRN Days) in LUFKIN, Texas

Patient Care Assistant II - Med Surg K5 Lufkin (PRN Days)

Description

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

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location TEXAS-LUFKIN-MEMORIAL HLTH SYS LUFKIN

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 1800000621

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.