Under direct supervision will utilize medical, technical skills to provide support to the patient care team.
Takes/records blood pressures, temperatures, pulse and weigh patients. Performs blood glucose monitoring. Performs Electrocardiogram (EKG) testing. Sets up and discontinue telemetry monitor. Collects the following specimens for analysis and transport: blood specimen via venipuncture or vacutainer, sputum samples, urine, wound cultures, etc. Applies sterile dressings, removal of sutures, staples and/or drains. Performs all sterile procedures as assigned. Performs stomal irrigation and apply colostomy pouches. Performs oral and tracheostomy suctioning. Administers tube feedings to patients.
Certified by the Board of Nursing as an Advanced Unlicensed Assistant.
NOTE: This position maybe underfilled as a Care Team Associate the Requiremets Include: Six- (6) months experience in a healthcare setting
completion of a health related vocational education course of at least 3 months;
completion of the first semester of clinical education in an associate or bachelor's degree program for a health care discipline.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of medical practices, procedures, and standards. Ability to work with others as a team to ensure quality patient care. Basic knowledge of computer systems and good interpersonal skills.
Physical Requirements (with or without accommodation):
Must be able to climb, kneel and stoop and perform assigned duties under semi-stressful conditions. Visual acuity is required in order to ensure that work is being done correctly. Required to lift and carry objects, including lifting patients. May be exposed to blood-borne or hazardous materials. Position also involves considerable walking, standing, pushing and pulling of equipment.
HCA North Texas - 13 months ago