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Patient Care Assistant, 7 South, Mixed Acuity (Full-time, Days)
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Patient Care Assistant, 7 South, Mixed Acuity (Full-time, Days)

Job Description

  • Job Purpose

    The Clinical Assistant provides clinical patient care support in a caring, safe, and efficient manner, under the supervision and delegation of the Registered Nurse. In collaboration with patients and families (as defined by the patient) the Clinical Assistant is responsible for the care of the patient. The Clinical Assistant adheres to and is supportive of the hospital and the department of Nursing mission and philosophy.

    Job Duties

    1. Delivers successful service to our internal and external customers by adhering to critical success standards: demonstrating accountability and commitment to quality and safety standards; providing exceptional customer service; and exerting effort to insure a positive work environment that demonstrates dedication to the hospital’s mission, vision and values.

    2. Performs delegated and ancillary basic nursing skills, including activities of daily living, monitoring of patient condition, body mechanics, providing nutritional support and other activities as appropriate to clinical service, in accordance with hospital standards, nursing standards of care, and policies and procedures.

    3. May perform skills, within scope of practice for unlicensed assistive personnel. These skills include, but are not limited to, the collection of specimens, use of specialized equipment, restraint monitoring and patient elimination procedures. Communicates performance of these skills to the patient’s Registered Nurse and other members of the healthcare team.

    4. Performs functional assignments per unit standards of care, including such activities as patient admission and discharge procedures, unit environmental organizational tasks, and others as appropriate to service.

    5. Performs and documents point-of-care testing, patient mobility and exercise, comfort, rest, sleep and care needs, patient hygiene, grooming, dressing, skincare, dietary, toileting and elimination needs.

    6. Assists with transport.

    7. Performs clerical duties; use of a fax machine, computers, medical transcription, and Xerox machines may be required.

    8. Assists other members of the nursing care team and/or other disciplines.

    9. Demonstrates appropriate emergency and patient safety procedures, including management of safety devices and equipment. Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.

    10. Participates in training, development and continuing education activities to improve role functioning.

    11. Responsible for knowing and demonstrating National Patient Safety standards. Participates in department-based activities and initiatives to improve and ensure a safe environment.

    12. Participates in performance improvement activities; quality improvement and patient safety activities; assists in maintaining compliance with Joint Commission accreditation and other internal and external regulatory standards including the code of conduct.

    13. Communicates effectively with members of the health
    care team, patients and families, often under stress or emergency situations.

    14. Performs other duties as assigned.
     
  • Job Requirements

    EDUCATION & TRAINING
    High School Graduate or equivalent, completion of a recognized Clinical Assistant. Medical Assistant or EMT Training Program or Nursing Students who have completed Fundamentals of Nursing Course from an accredited school of nursing

    EXPERIENCE:

    External candidates:
    One of the following is Required: Certification as a Nursing Assistant (C.N.A), Certified Medical Assistant (C.M.A) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), must be current and in good standing with state licensing board, or be enrolled in an accredited school of nursing with completion of Fundamentals of Nursing Course. LPNs may apply.

    Internal candidates:
    Same as External Applicants
    or
    Must have a minimum of 1 year work experience with the University of Louisville Hospital and completion of an onsite CA Fundamentals Class. All candidates must have the following: ability to read, interpret, and follow detailed oral, written and illustrated instructions; ability to write simple sentences to complete forms, chart patient data and detail medical instructions for subsequent care; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, care givers, other employees and the general public.

    LICENSE & CERTIFICATION:
    American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR required.

    Additional Responsibilities:


    Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times
    Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
    Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
    Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
    Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
    Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
    Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times
    Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines
    Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members
    Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers.CB

  • Shift:  1

  • Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period:  72

  • Weekends Required:  Occasional

  • Status:  Full Time
  • Job Snapshot

    Employment Type Full-Time
    Job Type Health Care
    Education High School
    Experience Not Specified
    Manages Others Not Specified
    Industry Healthcare - Health Services
    Required Travel Not Specified
    Job ID 1400015427
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    Patient Care Assistant, 7 South, Mixed Acuity (Full-time, Days)


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