Intermountain Healthcare Patient Care Associate Orthopedics PRN in Billings, Montana
A Patient Care Associate has accountability for providing care to patients in an ambulatory clinic setting. This will involve caring for patients with acute and chronic needs
Responds to patient care needs by answering call lights, assisting patients with hygiene care, obtaining vital signs, and communicating constructively, effectively and timely with members of the care team.
Performs 12-lead EKG duties commensurate with the level of training received and competency.
Apply, check and document restraints as directed by the RN or physician.
Performs wound care, stoma care, and specimen collection.
Performs equipment and tube care/management e.g. JPs, hemovacs and nasogastric tubes, and Foley removal.
Assists with patient transfers, admissions and discharges as directed and in compliance with the principles of safe patient handling.
Orders and maintains office and patient care floor stock/supplies.
Performs the duties of unit secretary. Maintains patient charts, responds to phone calls, maintains daily assignment board, provides equipment care/cleaning, performs errands associated with patient care and provides accurate information about the patient with interdisciplinary team.
Assist physicians and RNs as directed.
Successful completion of an accredited nursing assistant training program
Certification as a Nursing Assistant (C N A ) in the state of practice
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP)certification upon hire or obtained within 60 days of hire with prior approval
- 1+ years of previous experience in a health care setting
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential dutysatisfactorily. The requirements list must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Apply technical skills and experience gathering patient data and performing patient care tasks such as weight, height, vitals, intake/output measures, EKGs, and specimen collection. Be willing to provide personal hygiene, dressing, nutrition, activity, elimination and other treatments. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others. Strong oral and written communication skills. Regular attendance to perform work on site during regularly scheduled business hours or scheduled shifts is required. . Ability to work nights and/or weekends is required for identified positions.
Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.- and -Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.- and -Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.- and -Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.- and -Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).- and -May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.
Anticipated job posting close date:
St Vincent Hospital
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.
$16.24 - $21.92
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