St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Patient Care Assistant is responsible for providing direct and indirect patient care for patients across their life span. The Patient Care Assistant works cooperatively under the direction of an RN or LPN and consistent with hospital policy, the hospital Mission Statement, and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing. The Patient Care Assistant is also responsible for clerical duties within the department as assigned.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs clinical procedures within scope of practice.
- Performs the following tasks as assigned: Vital signs and weights, Intake and output measurements, Ambulating patients, Glucometry, Phlebotomy, EKG, Specimen collection, Completion of assigned documentation.
- Follows treatment plan as directed by licensed personnel.
- Assists in the admission, discharge and transfer of patients.
- Performs necessary functions to ensure patient comfort and satisfaction with service.
- Performs out of bed/back to bed as appropriate.
- Observes and reports changes in the patient’s health status to appropriate licensed care giver.
- Follows established procedures and safety precautions while transporting patients and specimens, as needed.
- Assists the professional nurse with patient related non-technical duties.
- Performs 1:1 watches as assigned.
- Maintains patient’s room in neat, orderly manner.
- Accepts responsibility for providing safe, appropriate, quality patient care.
- Communicates changes in patients’ conditions and unit concerns with the unit-based team.
- Restocks unit supplies as needed.
- Answers patient and visitor inquiries.
- Performs patient related clerical duties, including unit statistics, manuals, logs, transcribing orders and entering patient charges accurately.
- Assembles, analyzes and maintains order for patient’s records in chart order per policy.
- Demonstrates ability to accurately use computer system.
- Maintains inventory of unit supplies and maintains a clean, orderly environment.
- Demonstrates an awareness of unit budget.
- Contributes to collection of accurate information for each patient assigned to his/her care.
- Functions as a role model and resource person providing guidance to co-workers.
- Recognizes the value of continued educational growth and development as related to their job responsibilities.
- Participates in identifying unit needs and supports unit goals and objectives.
- Complies with established chain of command for work related problems.
- Demonstrates the responsibility in meeting hospital and nursing department personnel standards.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting up to 2 hours per day, 1 hour at a time. Standing for up to 8 hours per day, 4 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push object up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 400 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up to 10 lbs. Frequently pull up to 250 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop, bend, crouch, kneel, climb and reach above shoulder level. Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist and turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual monotony, (e.g. computer screen).
High school graduate or equivalent preferred.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Evidence of successful completion of BLS upon hire or provided as part of orientation process. Evidence of previous training determined through on-the-job written and clinical skills competency evaluation.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
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