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Patient Care Assistant, FT 7p-7:30a

Company: Emory University Hospital
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:



Heart. Soul. Expertise. Thats what defines an Emory nurse. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet- recognized hospitals: Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital,Emory Saint Josephs Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.



Were looking for passionate med/surg nurses who are ready to join a team thats redefining quality nursing care. As integral members of high-functioning, inter-professional teams, Emory Healthcares med/surg nurses are on the frontline of care in our hospitals and operate with a full complement of specialties and the ability to care for medically complex patients.



Weve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.



Are YOU ready to join us?



Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Performs assigned patient care and observation duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse, including but not limited to: cleaning the patient's room, operating various clinical equipment, helping with emergencies, assisting with patient procedures, collecting and transporting patient specimens and completing applicable forms.
  • Greets visitors, answers and screens incoming telephone calls; provides information or takes messages and distributes them to appropriate employee to meet caller's needs. Receives and transcribes data related to physician's orders according to established guidelines.
  • Maintains clerical and related unit supplies; places orders to replenish stock.
  • Accepts, verifies, and stores supply deliveries upon receipt.
  • Assists in the use of bag-valve-mask device, TED stockings, oxygen, suction equipment, incentive spirometer, and emergency cart.
  • Operates converter chair, lifts, scales, beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, non-invasive BP monitors, some components of Quicknet monitors, automatic thermometers, sphygmomanometer, computer and pulse oximeter.
  • Promptly and courteously responds to patient requests via the patient intercom system.
  • Relays appropriate information to appropriate staff for immediate attention.
  • Reinforces patient and family teaching. Prepares room to receive patient; sets up necessary equipment and ensures neatness and cleanliness of room.
  • Transports and collects patient specimens throughout hospital, and contributes to the completion of admission, discharge, transfer, and death procedures and forms.
  • Performs vital signs and records information; reports observations and records significant and unusual information regarding patients to the Registered Nurse.
  • Observes color, consistency, amount and odor from drainage tubs; records information and notifies Registered Nurse of findings. Participates in shift report.
  • Makes the necessary arrangements for medical tests, supplies, equipment, treatment and special dietary needs.
  • Assists Registered Nurse in providing patient care according to individual needs; observes IV site appearance, assists with range of motion, ambulation, patient transfers, diet, elimination, hygiene, performs pre-and postoperative procedural care, and assists with respiratory functions/procedures.
  • Assists in emergency situations as directed by the Registered Nurse.
  • Participates in the orientation of staff to the unit and precepts new, temporary, and float nursing technicians to the unit. Promotes a supportive and healing environment so that customer and staff satisfaction are enhanced.
  • Supports cost efficient/effective delivery of care.
  • Participates in unit-based and hospital-wide Continuous Quality Improvement Program.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • One year of experience which includes direct patient care, OR the successful completion of a nursing assistant training course, or currently enrolled in a RN program and completion of 2 clinical rotations, and clerical experience.
  • Previous experience with various computer applications.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.




PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks;

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting ; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation ; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks

Keywords: Emory University Hospital, Atlanta , Patient Care Assistant, FT 7p-7:30a, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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