Patient Care Assistant
University of South Alabama - Alabama

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The USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is one of six freestanding hospitals in the United States dedicated specifically to the unique health care needs of children, women and infants. The USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is managed by the USA HealthCare Management, LLC.

Essential Functions:

Abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization’s values; adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving, positioning and transferring patients without or with assistance when needed for patient safety and when moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; receives verbal and written assignments from RN/LPN; reports any changes in the patient’s condition to RN/LPN; operates unit equipment as required; maintains clean and neat stocked areas and patient rooms; runs errands as needed; cleans equipment between each patient use; assists patients with Activities of Daily Living (all aspects as needed); assists with and accompanies patient on admission, discharge, and transfer; keeps hallway clear of equipment; distributes water and ice; answers patient call lights promptly; replaces needle buckets as needed; maintains 24-hour urine collections; performs Catheter care, Accu-checks, Enemas, Incentive Spirometry, and Trapeze Bar setup; communicates and use appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds to overhead pages; notifies charge nurse when leaving unit; maintains accurate and complete records by recording vital signs, weights, and head circumference; records accurate intake and output (to include NG, chest tube, ostomy bags, foley); signs or initials documentation; assists with completion of daily flowsheet; accepts and completes all duties positively and without conflict; cooperates, helps others and improves the performance of the unit; completes all mandatory unit, educational and hospital requirements; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; demonstrates the ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations: Neonate, Infant-Toddler/Preschool, School Age/Adolescent, Reproductive Age, Post/Peri Menopausal; utilizes chemotherapy, neutropenia, and cesium implant precautions; obtains 02 saturations; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities through quality measurement or participation of ICARE process as assigned; regular and prompt attendance and the ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; r elated duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Working Days and Hours:

Rotating weekends and holidays
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

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