Care Asst Health Unit Coord - ICU

Catholic Health Initiative The Woodlands , TX 77380

Posted 2 months ago

The Woodlands Hospital

A primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, women's services (digital mammography and bone density studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Children's Hospital.

Position Summary:

Provides patient care, clerical support and observation of monitored EKG patterns of patients on telemetry. The Unit Tech also coordinates services for the patient unit including nursing personnel.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff. Monitors and records vital signs, Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs. Performs blood glucose testing. Reports changes in patient's status promptly to RN. Performs phlebotomy skills on assigned unit. Performs limited sterile procedures as delegated by a RN

  • Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process; Performs and documents general therapeutic measures

  • Provides clerical support to the patient care unit through ensuring patient medical record is properly assembled, Accurately transcribing orders and enters Consults into the computer if applicable

  • Acts as a receptionist for the unit by directing, assisting, and communicating to patients, families, visitors, co-workers and other departmental personnel

  • Continuous observation of monitored EKG patterns and pulse oximetry as ordered. Sets up, calibrates and Maintains settings and alarms on telemetry module. Obtains rhythm strip at beginning of shift, admission and changes labels strip with patient identification, time, lead monitored, PR interval, ST interval, QRS interval

  • Trouble shoots telemetry equipment, Ensures monitors are functioning properly, ensure telemetry supplies are available. Accounts for telemetry transmitters, Verifies daily telemetry charges. Identifies changes in rate, rhythm, or pattern, notifying RN of these changes. Responds appropriately to emergency situations, runs a continuous EKG strip and notifies appropriate staff

  • Demonstrates commitment to the continuum of care by optimizing patient flow

  • Demonstrates commitment to the cost-containing goals of the patient care unit and the hospital: ordering only needed supplies, removing and delivering supplies received, entering patient charges timely, and ensuring discontinued equipment is returned promptly

  • Demonstrates commitment to maintain a neat, orderly, and safe environment: Maintains a neat, safe and orderly work area, keeps hallways clear of obstructions, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions.

Education:

High School Diploma/GED Required

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years of experience and/or training in both nursing and secretarial support in a hospital or clinical setting.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Computer knowledge

Demonstrate knowledge in the area of EKG interpretation through the following:

a) Pass the Basic Dysrhythmia Rhythm Interpretation Exam -OR-

b) Successfully complete the Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation Course (if applicable)

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2020-R0270477

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Night Job

  • Market: CHI St. Luke's Woodlands Hospital

About Us

We are excited to share that CHI was named as one of America's Best Employers 2019, by Forbes. Click here to learn more.

Chances are, you're here because you're looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We're confident you'll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation's largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic

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