Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant II - Med/Surg 5th Floor (Nights) Full Time in SUGAR LAND, Texas
Patient Care Assistant II - Med/Surg 5th Floor (Nights) Full Time
CHI St. Luke’s Sugar Land is an acute care hospital offering medical and surgical services to the Fort Bend community. Clinical services include heart and vascular, gastroenterology, neurosciences, diagnostic imaging, women services, orthopedics, and surgical services including the latest in robotic surgery technology, the da Vinci® Xi. The hospital offers The University of Texas MD Anderson Regional Care Center on its campus. Sugar Land Hospital is a Pink Ribbon Facility offering 3-D digital mammography-one of only 100 sites in the United States.
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.
Education and Licensure
High School Diploma/GED
Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS
- One (1) year direct patient care experience
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Good written/oral communication skills
Completion of PCA II orientation/training
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 rounds, 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.
Performs phlebotomy and 12 lead EKGs as permitted on the assigned unit.
Removes saline locks.
Job Clinical Support
Primary Location TEXAS-SUGAR LAND-ST LUKE SUGAR LAND
Daily Schedule Nights
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2018-R0152779