How would you like to work in a place where your contributions
and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion,
pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission
is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of
every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining
example of what's possible when the brightest professionals
dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare
industry, and in people's lives.
The Care Partner (CP) is a support care
provider who functions under the direction of the clinical nurse
(Registered Professional Nurse). The CP primary focus will be to
promote a positive patient experience by partnering with the
patient, family and other health care providers to provide
excellence in customer service and assistance with daily living
activities and comfort measures.
The CP assists other health care providers with safe, age
appropriate and culturally aware care by performing basic patient
care functions; i.e. ADLs, ambulation, vital signs, approved
advanced technical procedures; i.e. phlebotomy, simple treatments,
dressing changes, oral suctioning, and discontinuing Foley
catheters; transporting supplies/equipment/patient medications.
May be required to support clinical care by performing clerical
functions including computer order entry, retrieval of data,
maintaining unit supplies, transporting supplies/equipment/patient
medications, preparing and maintaining patient charts, providing
customer service and acting as the central communication source on
the nursing unit and other activities as necessary.
The CP must be able to work in a fast paced environment which
requires multi-tasking activities and ongoing communication with
the registered nurse. Must be able to perform under stressful
conditions with a compassionate, respectful and helpful manner.
Must be able to take direction from a variety of care providers.
Must be organized with excellent communication skills.
Required Minimum Education
- High school diploma or equivalent from accredited program
Required Minimum Experience
- Six (6) months clinical experience in acute care setting,
long-term care facility, physician office/clinic, or other direct
clinical patient care experience or minimum one (1) semester
clinical in an Associate or Baccalaureate degree nursing program.
One year experience and/or certification as a Medical Assistant
- Ability to enter information into an electronic medical
- Basic medical terminology
Required Minimum Certification
- Must have a valid/current BLS card from the American Heart
Association by the first day of employment.
- Ability to read, write and speak the English language
- Basic computer skills required; Strong customer service and
- Ability to collaborate with other health care providers in the
provision of patient care; Ability to multi-task essential; Ability
to function in stressful and emergency situations essential
- Strong detail orientation; Computer skills; Personal time