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Patient Care Tech - UC - Med Surg/ Peds - Full Time Days

Skiff Medical Center Hot Springs, AR
  • Expired: October 22, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Position Type: Regular Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72 Primary Location: AR > HOT SPRINGS > CHI HOSPITAL HOT SPRINGS DEPARTMENT: JOB SUMMARY: In accordance with our mission and core values, this position is established to actively participate on the patient care team by providing basic bedside care and assisting patients with activities of daily living, under the direction of the RN. Also providing non-clinical coordinator support for the unit consistent with established mission, vision, values, and organizational culture. Teamwork is a vital component to same, through effective collaboration efforts.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High School diploma, GED, Metropolitan Test or equivalent; Certified Nursing Assistant required (EMT or Paramedic acceptable for ED or OP areas) or RN or LPN licensure upon entry to the position or evidence of the fundamentals of nursing and one semester of clinical practice in an RN school. BLS is required. Experience: Area specific and one year Unit Coordinator or equivalent in healthcare setting preferred.

Physical Requirements: Must possess ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time, ability to lift 50 lbs./transfer patients and equipment. Pulling, pushing, and reaching will be required in the day-to-day operation. Must possess ability to see, hear, smell, and speak.

The individual in this position will be exposed to inside/outside environmental conditions. There is also potential for exposure to respiratory hazards, blood borne pathogens, chemical hazards, and body fluids. For positions in the ED: Ability to physically restrain, de-escalate and protect patients, staff, visitors, etc.

when necessary utilizing training techniques. Skills: Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association. Must possess demonstrated communication skills, excellent customer service skills and ability to deal effectively with multi-disciplinary team members/patients/significant others and physicians.

PRIMARY CUSTOMERS: Patients, families, visitors, physicians, and co-workers REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: Area Supervisor Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient or other highly sensitive business information and must comply with the terms of SVHS/CHI Policies as they apply to their job role. AGE GROUPS: ___ Neonate/infant (Birth - 1 mo) ___ Infant (1mo-1yr) ___ Toddler (1yr-3 yrs) ___ Preschool (3 yrs-6yrs) ___ School Age (6 yrs-13yrs) ___ Adolescent (13yrs-18 yrs) __ Adult (18 yrs-64 yrs) __ Older Adult (65+yrs) ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES Performs treatments and patient care procedures.

Performs or assists ADLs according to Patient Plan of Care. Performs or assists in procedures/treatments according to Nursing Policy and Procedure Manual. Determines need for and properly implements safety measures for patients in a timely manner.

Responds to patient call lights and emergency lights in a timely manner. Prepares patient for meals and snacks. Offers assistance as needed.

Maintains a safe environment: follows OSHA requirements including Universal Precautions. 2. DOCUMENTING CARE Documents care provided according to hospital policy.

Documents ADLs, vital signs, and I&Os according to the plan of care. Documents meals and snacks according to hospital policy. As assigned, documents refrigerator/freezer temperature.

Participates as assigned in CQI activities. 3. COMMUNICATION Expresses appropriate communication to patient, families, and other customers.

Identifies self to others in a professional manner. Adheres to dress code and maintains a professional image with the ID badge clearly displayed. Offers assistance and provides directions to customers keeping a positive and courteous tone.

Determines need for and properly implements safety measures for patients in a timely manner. Maintains a safe environment: follows OSHA requirements including Universal Precautions. Notifies the RN of abnormal vital signs, I&Os, and changes in the patient condition.

Communicates effectively with team members. 4. PROVIDING CARE Provides care according to developmental age.

Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary for the patient/customer appropriate to neonate, child, adolescent, adult, and/or older adult. 5. FLEXIBILITY Demonstrates flexibility in accomplishing work tasks.

Adheres to time and attendance policy. Available and accessible when on duty. Leaves for and returns from inservices, meals, and breaks as scheduled.

Accepts changes in staffing and patient assignments. 6. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES/ENVIRONMENT OF CARE Assists during emergency situations according to nursing and hospital policy.

Maintains a safe workplace environment. Functions appropriately in emergencies according to assigned responsibilities and hospital policy. Provides safety boundaries for patient at risk for violence.

Unit Coordinator Daily Task List 1. Access unit census 2. Verify that patient assignments are completed in Care Value 3.

Monitor that all portable computer equipment i.e. laptops and handheld devices are accounted for on the unit, are charged and are clean 4. Track which care givers are assigned to each portable computer device 5.

Verify that batteries for unit Vocera/phone equipment are being charged and unused equipment is being charged 6. Monitor that all Vocera/phone equipment is accounted for on the unit 7. Track which care givers are assigned to each Vocera/phone device 8.

View unit orders/tasks for follow up using CareCompass 9. Enter written or faxed physician orders into the electronic system 10. Scan written physician medication orders to Pharmacy 11.

Round in each empty patient room to assure that it is clean and all equipment is in working order. Test bed controls, oxygen flowmeter, suction gauge, all room and bathroom lights, telephone, television 12. Round on unit to assure that dirty equipment and meal trays have been taken to appropriate departments and that trash on biohazard room has been emptied.

13. Verify that the following unit logs are completed: a. Crash Cart b.

Medication refrigerator c. Specialty unit procedure carts i.e. chest cart, etc 14.

Complete the following unit logs: a. Temperature for each refrigerator on unit except staff food refrigerator b. CLIA temperature and humidity c.

Glucometer cleaning 15. Check that glucometer controls' open and expiration dates are on bottles and that they are not expired. 16.

Verify that all refrigerators and microwaves are clean. Clean if necessary 17. Discard expired food/beverages, open containers, and unlabeled food in patient refrigerators 18.

Order unit supplies and patient nourishments 19. Check bulletin boards for outdated material. Remove outdated materials, post new materials including: most recent patient satisfaction data, unit dashboard, core measure data 20.

Go through all supplies looking for expired supplies i.e. lab tubes, solutions, etc. Unit Coordinator Monthly Task List 1.

Place new log sheet for the current month in each log book 2. Remove previous month's logs from all log books so that only the current month is on the unit. 3.

File previous month's logs as directed by manager 4. Post current month's quality data on bulletin boards 5. Collect and submit Hand Hygiene audit to Infection Control 6.

Complete the unit's Readiness Rounds for Environment 7. Type minutes for Unit Staff Meeting and Unit Council Meeting 8. Restock brochures and DAISY nomination forms at desk and in waiting room Additional Information Requisition ID: 2019-R0241946 Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job Market: CHI St.

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Skiff Medical Center

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Hot Springs, AR
USA