Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant II-Float Pool (6a-6p) PRN in THE WOODLANDS, Texas

Patient Care Assistant II-Float Pool (6a-6p) PRN

Description

The Woodlands Hospital

A primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, women’s services (digital mammography and bone density studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital.

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:

  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 sterile procedures including urinary catheterizations as delegated by a RN

  19. Performs phlebotomy and 12 lead EKGs as permitted on the assigned unit

  20. Removes saline locks

Qualifications

Education:

High School Diploma/GED Required

Minimum Experience:

One (1) year direct patient care experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Good written/oral communication skills

Completion of PCA II orientation/training

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location TEXAS-THE WOODLANDS-ST LUKE WOODLANDS

Daily Schedule PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0155797