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BH45 FT PCA Days

Bell Hospital

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Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Patient Care Assistant is an unlicensed staff member who is accountable to and completes delegated tasks from the RN in a caring and culturally sensitive manner, with excellent customer service at all times. Demonstrates competence in the areas of critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and technical skills related to delegated tasks. Provides basic nursing skills, including but not limited to: Vital signs and pulse oximetry; finger stick blood glucose; ADL’s; recording intake and output; collecting urine, stool, sputum specimens; apply/remove compression hose; SCDs etc.; emptying drains, urinary catheters, NG tubes, and ostomies; additional skills to meet unit needs. Documents in O2 all tasks, I&O, percentage of meals eaten, etc. Maintains a neat, clutter free and clean patient room and work environment. Maintains a safe patient environment to include High Fall Risk interventions as appropriate for high fall risk patients. This can include but not limited to: hourly rounds; answering call lights in person, promptly for all patients on the unit. Demonstrates proper hand hygiene, standard precautions, and isolation principles. They care for the patient in restraints; including ROM and fluids/toileting; reorienting confused patients; reinforcement of patient/family education regarding fall and safety precautions. Promptly notifies the RN of change in vital signs from baseline or expected result, change in mental status or condition, any breakdown in skin integrity or redness of skin, patient report of pain, any other patient needs, concerns or issues. Must complete other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:
  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and/or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • Provides basic nursing skills, including but not limited to: vital signs and pulse oximetry; finger stick blood glucose; ADL’s; recording intake and output; collecting urine, stool, sputum specimens; applying/removing compression hose; SCDs etc.; emptying drains, urinary catheters, NG tubes, and ostomies. Additional skills to meet unit needs.
  • Documents in O2 all tasks, I&O, percentage of meals eaten, etc.
  • Maintains a neat, clutter free and clean patient room and work environment.
  • Maintains a safe patient environment to include High Fall Risk interventions as appropriate for high fall risk patients. This can include but is not limited to: hourly rounds; answering call lights in person, promptly for all patients on the unit.
  • Demonstrates proper hand hygiene, standard precautions, and isolation principles.
  • Cares for the patient in restraints, including ROM and fluids/toileting; reorienting confused patients; reinforcement of patient/family education regarding fall and safety precautions.
  • Promptly notifies the RN of change in vital signs from baseline or expected result, change in mental status or condition, any breakdown in skin integrity or redness of skin, patient report of pain, and any other patient needs, concerns or issues.
  • Must complete other duties as assigned.
Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department. Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties and may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Required:
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • BLS Certification
  • Certified Nursing Assistant Certification, Medical Assistant Diploma, or documentation of Fundamentals of Nursing Course verifying required basic skills (required at time of hire); OR:
  • Minimum of 18 months in a specialty tech position or Completion of the Gold Standard Intern Program/Acute Care School with University of Kansas Health System within 6 months of hire can be substituted for certifications listed above
Time Type:

Full time

Job Requisition ID:

R-19805

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.
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