Patient Care Assistant - Med Surg - Full Time

Location
Humble, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 13, 2018
Closes
Feb 20, 2018
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Supplemental Patient Care Assistant - Northeast (Humble-Kingwood) Med Surg - NightsNortheast Hospital

Job Description
Under the direction and supervision of a licensed clinician the Patient Care Assistant (PCA) will assist with delegated tasks of direct and indirect patient care.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:  High School diploma or equivalent GED

Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified in Basic Life Support OR Heartsaver CPR with AED within 90 days of employment; AND
  • Certified as a Nursing Assistant by the Texas Department of Health, preferred

Experience/Knowledge/Skills:
  • Six (6) months patient care experience, preferably in an acute care setting; OR
  • No experience if Certified as a Nursing Assistant by the Texas Department of Health; OR
  • In the Emergency Department only, no experience if graduate from EMT (Basic or Intermediate Level)
  • Ability to understand verbal and written instruction and communicate clearly and effectively with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations; demonstrates skills for assigned specialty area/function or assigned procedures, including working knowledge of basic medical terminology and computer skills
  • Efficiency in multi-tasking and ability to prioritize simultaneous situations
  • Ability to perform duties requiring prolonged and/or extensive sitting, standing, and walking
  • Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff

Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Delivers appropriate indirect and selected direct patient care at a competent level as directed by a licensed clinician within the scope of hospital-approved PCA skills inventory according to the needs and age of the patient/population served

Under the guidance of the license clinician, performs direct nursing tasks including taking vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living and hygiene needs, and obtaining certain lab specimens; maintains simple drainage devices; monitors intake and output, and maintains related records; performs skin preps and prepares patients for procedures as directed Identifies and responds to abnormal findings, pertinent changes in the patient’s condition reporting such to the nurse immediately; charts observations and activities

Reports any changes in patient’s condition to the patient’s nurse or charge nurse Performs delegated or other specialized functions as educationally prepared; prepares patients for meals and feeds them; performs/assists with baths

Transports patients as needed to and from various destinations. Assists with patient admissions, discharges and transfers

Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues, and ensures clean and safe patient environment; seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports findings to nurse or charge nurse

Participates in hand-off of pertinent information/behavior about assigned patients when arriving on unit and upon completion of shift assignment

Demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes; follows safety rules; works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors; and participates in organizational and department safety programs.

Considers the diverse needs of each patient, providing and ensuring the highest level of service according to established service standards, optimizing the patient experience

Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.

Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.

Other duties as assigned.

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