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Department Name N.
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SURGERY Job Description POSITION SUMMARYTo carry out patient care activities and related non-professional services in caring for personal needs and comforts of patients while working under supervision of registered nurse.
To perform general receptionist and clerical duties in order to facilitate efficient functioning of the nursing unit.
Nonexempt (Hourly - Eligible for overtime)MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSCompletion of formal Patient Care Assistant training or 6 months experience.
Work experience may NOT substitute for minimum education requirement.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND SKILLSMonitor intake and output and document in the electronic medical record.
Complete and document weight on admission.
Complete and document weights as directed by the RN.
Obtain vital signs per unit protocol or as directed by RN and document in electronic medical record.
Post mortem care.
Report changes in patient status to RN.
Anti-embolic stocking application and/or sequential stocking application and care.
Apply electrodes for telemetry as directed by the RN.
Change linen per unit protocol or as needed when soiled.
Complete point of care glucose testing.
Apply pulse oximetry, obtain periodic readings and document in electronic medical record.
Reinforce use of incentive spirometer during hourly rounds.
Assist or complete ADLs (bathing, shaving, brushing teeth, denture care, dressing and document in electronic medical record.
Cleans and stocks supplies as needed in the area.
Assists with filing, order entry, transcription, and copying as requested.
Complete foley catheter care and/or perineal care per established standards and document in electronic medical record.
Assist with care of the patient in restraints as directed by the RN.
Assist with preparation of collecting belonging, at admission, transfer and discharge.
Set up patient room for admission (equipment and standard admission supplies).
Notifies appropriate areas of patient discharge or pending discharge.
Orient patient to room (call light, TV, bathroom, etc.
).
All other duties assigned.
Answers phones and performs general administrative duties for the area as required.
Arrives patient to the unit in the electronic medical record.
Assist with ambulation and/or transfers to chair.
Reposition bed-bound patients.
Assist with meal tray distribution.
Set up meal trays and/or feed patients as needed.
Demonstrates the skills and judgment necessary to provide direct care to patients under the direct supervision of licensed personnel.
Orders supplies and equipment as needed.
Orders charts and tests for patients as requested.
Other Requirements CONTACTSAdolescent:
12 years and 1 day - 18 years Toddler:
1 year and 1 day - 3 years Young Adult:
18 years and 1 day - 28 years Preschool:
3 years and 1 day - 5 years School:
5 years and 1 day - 12 years Neonate:
Birth - 1 year Geriatric:
60 years and 1 day or older Adult:
28 years and 1 day - 60 yearsPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTReach Frequently, from 21% to 50% of the time Twist Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Kneel Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Walk Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Push/Pull Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Bend Frequently, from 21% to 50% of the time Body Fluid Exposure:
Yes Carry/Lift 10-25 lbs.
Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Crouch/Stoop Occasionally, up to 20% of the time Sit Frequently, from 21% to 50% of the time Stand Occasionally, up to 20% of the timeSUPERVISORY / BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIESNo fiscal responsibility.
No supervisory responsibility.
Preferred Qualifications LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS / REGISTRATIONSNone requiredKNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIESAbility to operate various office machines including printers, computers and various software packages Ability to maintain records and filing systems Ability to multi-taskPosition Status Regular Shift Days Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Hours Per Week 36 Location Walker Baptist Medical Center Address Line 1 P.
O.
Box 3547 State Alabama City Jasper Zip Code 35502 Auto req ID 1525BR Removal Date 05-Mar-2015

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