Patient Care Assistant - ICU
Banner Baywood Medical Center - Mesa, AZ

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Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix’s Best Hospitals, Banner Baywood Medical Center is a 332-bed hospital serving the health care needs of the dynamic and growing East Valley communities of metro Phoenix, Ariz., including Mesa, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Queen Creek and Fountain Hills. We provide complete acute care services including oncology, women's health, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, surgery and a nationally recognized Primary Stroke Center. A strong focus at Banner Baywood is orthopedics. Dedicated to joint replacement procedures, our orthopedic unit is recognized as one of the Top 100 Orthopaedic Programs in the U.S. by The Health Network and HCIA, Inc. Banner Baywood also offers state-of-the-art technology including: iCare – an extra layer of monitoring in intensive-care units, robotic surgery, electronic medical records, a system designed to reduce complications during labor and delivery and a 10,000 square-foot, on-site childcare center.

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Job Summary:
This position provides routine patient care to promote patient comfort and contribute to the overall patient plan of care. This position is responsible for on-going patient data collection and documentation in the medical records and provides a variety of unit support functions which contribute to the overall efficient operation of the nursing unit/department.

Essential Functions
Provides assistance in activities of daily living and completes necessary tasks to promote patient health, including assisting patients with basic hygiene needs, maintaining an optimum level of mobility and providing assistance with nutritional intake as needed.
Collects patient specimens and data, including vital signs, input/output and other delegated measurements in accordance with unit/facility policy and standards of care. Documents objective data and routine aspects of patient care. Assists in the transportation of patient specimens.
Recognizes and reports abnormalities and/or changes in the patient’s health status and responses to treatment to a licensed professional. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for which care is provided.
Performs procedures and uses equipment as delegated by a licensed professional, consistent with demonstrated competencies and according to state scope of practice; procedures may include blood draws, foley catheters removal and EKGs. Provides necessary supplies, support and assistance to medical staff and patients for unit specific procedures, under the direct supervision of a licensed professional.
Performs receptionist/clerical duties to support overall operating efficiency and effective flow of communication and information throughout the department. Participates in the resolution of customer problems or collects necessary data and follows through to appropriate person for problem resolution.
Maintains a complete patient record with admission, transfer, and discharge information, progress notes, and consent forms. Ensures that all reports and chart forms are scanned or filed into the patient’s record. Ensures that charting forms are labeled and accessible if they are needed. Maintains adequate supplies of frequently used, patient education materials. Assists in the ordering of patient specimens. May transcribe and process physician orders effectively using the electronic medical record.
Maintains adequate levels of office, dietary, and medical supplies and completes requisition forms when supplies need to be ordered. Reconciles supply order upon delivery. Monitors and tracks the use and whereabouts of electronic equipment such as patient ID scanners and lap top computers. Ensures that all are accounted for and in working order.
Minimum Qualifications
High School Diploma or equivalent. Current BLS certification. Current C.N.A. license in state of practice may be required in certain facilities and/or departments in accordance with regulatory requirements or facility/department policy. Requires skills and abilities typically attained with 1 year of medical clerical experience; preferably in a hospital or physician office setting, or prior experience in customer service. Must possess excellent organizational skills, as well as effective human relations and communication skills. Working knowledge of medical terminology and computer literacy and keyboarding skills is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Recent healthcare experience preferred. Successful completion of an approved unit secretary program is preferred. Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

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