Patient Care Assistant - Pulmonary
Sanford Health - Sioux Falls, SD

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Full-time, 72 hours per pay period. Rotating 12 hour shifts (days/overnights) including every other weekend and holiday.

The pulmonary Patient Care Assistant works under the direct supervision of a Pulmonary Registered Nurse to assist with general nursing care of patients aging from adolescence to geriatrics. Some Patient Care Assistant functions included in this role, but not limited to, include: personal hygiene, comfort, care, and safety measures, assisting with activities of daily living, and other identified tasks. The Patient Care Assistant will be responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment for the patient in rooms and in other areas of the pulmonary unit. This position may have access to medications for purposes of distribution to licensed personnel.

Job Knowledge and Skills: After a formalized orientation program will be expected to do baths, help with elimination needs, record fluid intakes and outputs, ambulate patients, vital signs, assist with med drawer exchanges, etc.(Refer to Self Assessment Checklist for complete list). Must have caring nature and demonstrate compassion to patients and families. Must work well with others and be able accept delegation from RNs. Must learn negotiation to self-schedule. Must be flexible and adaptable to changing situations and be able to work closely with RNs who will supervise all cares given.

When students are providing patient care, treatment, and/or services as a part of their training, any/all employees may be asked to supervise the students.

Required Skills

High School diploma or equivalent preferred. When applicable, the employee must have a current valid Category II driver’s license, and must meet all medical guidelines for Sanford Health Category II drivers.

Required Experience

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Sanford Health-MeritCare was created from the 2009 merger of two Dakota health care legends: South Dakota's Sanford Health and North...