Job Summary: This job is responsible for assisting with patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse; performs data entry, unit secretarial functions, and equipment processing.Essential Duties: Provides patient personal care/hygiene and physical comfort, including feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothes, bed making, ambulation, lifting, turning, moving, transferring, enemas, skin care and bowel/bladder elimination. Provides such additional care as required to meet the personal primary needs and comfort of assigned patient based on skill, ability, limitations of scope of practice and patient acuity. Prepares patient, equipment and supplies for specific procedures/examinations. Performs, monitors, reports and documents all clinical activities within scope of practice.
Observes and reports changes in patient condition to the RN. Obtains, labels and transports a variety of samples (e.g. urine, stool, sputum specimens and blood products). Assists nursing staff in the admission, discharge and transfer of patient by performing activities such as inventory/storing patient belongings, providing patient with relevant personal care/comfort items, orienting patient/family and transporting patient to room or other location using wheelchairs, stretchers or patient bed.
Provides patient information to nursing staff for inclusion in the interdisciplinary plan of care; documents relevant patient data in accordance with work unit standards. Maintains a neat and organized work environment. Orders, stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary, identifies and reports problems with supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair request in system, tags equipment and removes from service. Maintains a safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospitalâs Safety, Risk Management, Regulatory Standards and infection prevention.
Processes all admissions, discharges, transfers and charges within the assigned unit; assembles new patient charts; reviews and updates patient charges as required to keep current. Enters/transcribes orders into information system and on appropriate forms so that patient information is current; communicates orders to involved department(s) as necessary. Performs receptionist duties at the assigned station; handles incoming and outgoing communications, transfers calls appropriately, answers questions and assists visitors in accordance with established procedures. Updates and verifies patient data in information system; maintains unit specific records as assigned.
Participates in quality assurance/improvement initiatives and activities. Participates in growth opportunities. Cultural Sensitivity and Competence: Demonstrates proper use of available communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services. Patient Populations Served: Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the departmentâs defined specific populations served.
Performs related duties as required. Qualificationssans-serif'; mso-bidi-font-size: 0ptmso-bidi-font-family: " >Education/Work Experience: This position requires a high School degree or GED. Completion of nursing assistant program and/or equivalent experience is required. Certified nursing assistant program and one year experience as a Nursing Assistant, in a medical setting, within the last three years is preferred.
Prefer experience in a specialty unit. Preference is given toward applicants with experience as both a Nursing Assistant and Unit Secretary. License/Certification: Job sans-serif'; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold" > Primary Location * Shift * Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period Patient Care Support * Weekends Required WA-Tacoma-St Joseph Medical Center * Status
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