Patient Care Partner
Arkansas Heart Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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The Patient Care Partner (CNA) assists clinical team members by performing a variety of duties for patients within the patient focused care system and under the direction/supervision of a registered nurse. Assumes, under the direction of the Laboratory, responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance.

Essential Duties:
  • Assures admission paperwork is available and actively participates in the admission process.
  • Actively participates in administering patient care and ensures a safe and comforting environment.
  • Responds to patients needs in a timely manner.
  • Assists patients with ADL’s including meals, bathing, and hygiene needs.
  • Performs/assists with range of motion exercises and ambulation. Performs cardiac rehabilitation exercises with patients per protocol.
  • Performs/assists with positioning patients and transferring patients from bed to chair or wheelchair or stretcher. Transports patients as needed.
  • Reports changes in condition to the RN in a timely manner.
  • Maintains personal responsibility for professional growth and development.
  • Applies the knowledge of growth and development to appropriate patient populations.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Maintains universal precautions.
  • Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.
  • Observes intravenous lines for adequacy of fluids and operations and reports any non-functioning line visually observed.
  • Performs superficial oral suctioning with a Yankauers.
  • Establishes patient setup/connection tasks including inputting patient specific data for hemodynamic monitor use, SaO2, and EKG.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform 12 lead EKG.
  • Collects specimens such as urine, stool, or sputum.
  • Obtains weight and basic patient information for new admissions.
  • Monitors and performs vital signs using a variety of equipment, and reports abnormalities/unanticipated changes to RN.
  • Performs blood glucose monitoring.
  • Performs ostomy care.
  • Performs surgical preps on patients.
  • Ability to assist MD/RN in removal of sheath and applies manual pressure or c-clamp after hemostasis has been established.
  • Observes sheath site for signs of bleeding and notifies RN of any changes.
  • Ability to apply single dressings and to assist RN with more complex dressings.
  • Provides clerical support as needed.
Qualifications:
  • Education: High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate required.
  • Licensure/Certification: None required. CNA and/or paramedic certification (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) paramedic certification) preferred. BLS certification required within the first 30 days of employment. Basic EKG skills required within 6 months of employment.
  • Experience: With CNA and/or paramedic certification, no experience required. Without CNA or paramedic certification, minimum of one year patient care experience in a nursing home or hospital (acute care setting preferred) or one year nursing school required. Phlebotomy experience is required.

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