Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant II - Labor and Delivery in HOUSTON, Texas

Patient Care Assistant II - Labor and Delivery

Description

Day Shift/Full-Time

The Vintage Hospital is specifically designed to offer a compassionate healing environment while providing its unique brand of care to the Northwest Houston community. As well as named one of “The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the United States.” for 2014 by Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and part of Adecco Group.

POSITION SUMMARY

Performs a variety of routine tasks to support the delivery of safe, effective, cost-efficient patient care as delegated by the RN. They provide assistance in transporting, transferring and lifting. They perform cleaning Functions in patient care unit as delegated, and perform selected diagnostic tests.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Licensure

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS

Minimum Experience

  • One (1) year direct patient care experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good written/oral communication skills

  • Completion of PCA II orientation/training

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff.

  2. Monitors and records vital signs.

  3. Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs.

  4. Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output.

  5. Obtains and records daily weight.

  6. Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter.

  7. Reports changes in patient’s status promptly to RN.

  8. Performs as patient care companion when needed.

  9. Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process.

  10. Performs unit housekeeping needs.

  11. Acts as a runner/transporter.

  12. Acts as receptionist for unit; has limited use of the hospital information systems according to hospital policy dependent on the need of unit.

  13. Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel.

  14. Updates assigned bed status.

  15. Answers call lights and telephone.

  16. Keeps patient environment clean, Performs comfort rounds, keeps hallways clear of obstruction, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions.

  17. Communicates with patient’s family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner.

  18. Performs phlebotomy and 12 lead EKGs as permitted on the assigned unit.

  19. Removes saline locks.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-67-ST LUKE HOUSTON-STE 150

Daily Schedule Days/Full-Time

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2018-R0182821

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.