Emergency Services Assistant / Patient Care Tech (Cna)

Cape Cod Healthcare Inc. Plymouth , MA 02361

Posted 2 months ago

ESA (Grade 5)

  • Practices according to entity mandatory requirements.

  • Practices according to department expectations.

  • Practices with a Customer Service approach to all activities.

  • Provides care for patients according to facility/agency, JCAHO and the law.

  • Provides care as part of the interdisciplinary team.

  • Documents according to facility/agency and department policies.

  • Prioritizes duties according to patient and department needs.

  • Meets the needs of the patient/family using internal and external resources.

  • Uses appropriate physical resources/equipment in a safe manner.

  • Maintains appropriate licenses, certifications, registrations required to perform duties of their designated role/position.

  • Addresses age-specific needs of infants, toddlers, school age, adolescents, adults, older adults.

  • Performs role in a responsible manner taking into account customer service initiatives.

  • Provides care for patients according to facility, JCAHO and the law.

  • Provides care as part of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Performs specialized procedures as required by specific unit.

  • Uses sterile techniques as necessary.

  • Uses appropriate physical resources (equipment and supplies) in a safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as requested.

PCT (Grade 7)

  • Must be courteous to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

  • Participates in patient care and other unit activities under the direct supervision and guidance of the professional Registered Nurse

  • Assists patients with activities of daily living as delegated by RN.

  • Performs direct care activities, including/assisting with bed baths, bed & stretcher making (occupied/unoccupied for patient flow and efficient turnaround time.

  • Orients patients to their exam room, including clothing list, television, and call lights

  • Obtains accurate vital signs, height & weight, pulse oximetry, and documents in Emergency Department Electronic Medical Record (EMR).

  • Performs Unit specific patient care as directed by RN

  • Intake & output (I&O excluding IV therapy)

  • Post-Mortem Care; i.e; washes and dresses bodies of deceased persons

  • 12 Lead EKG's

  • Set up Holter monitoring for patients based on physician order, if needed.

  • Participates in/performs patient rounding (based on acuity) on patients

  • Provides direct observation (sitter/1:1) as necessary based on department need

  • Collects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples.

  • Performs Glucoscans when required.

  • May be required to retrieve blood products from the Blood Bank.

  • Cleans equipment and supplies as needed during/after patient care process.

  • Inventories assigned rooms and/or requisitions supplies as part of daily assignment.

  • Performs dressing care, and wound care by assisting in the process of a normal saline irrigation of minor wounds (lacerations and/or abrasions).

  • Demonstrates through clinical practice the use of universal precautions, understands the OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens Standards.

  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and/or practice in the prevention of TB transmission and adheres to all other infection control policies.

  • Must wear facility provided identification badge at all times.

  • Applies inline immobilization device (collars, back board), ordered soft splints, Does appropriate crutch-training

  • Equipment Inventory, Stocking of Equipment and Linen

  • Appropriately stocks patient rooms, IV carts, linen carts, and specialty carts

  • Checks all Patient Care Equipment

  • In collaboration with clinical team performs room turnovers, in preparation for patient use.

  • Other duties assigned within PCT scope and practice of care.

ESA (Grade 5)

  • Successful passage of Nursing Assistant Program or equivalent (EMT, LPN, completion of one year of nursing school program which includes two semesters of clinical practice; military corps person).

  • Current Basic Life Support Certification.

  • Successful passage of CPI training within 4 months of hire and must maintain recertification every two years.

  • Successful passage of the Falmouth Hospital written competency exam for PSA.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

  • Reads, Speaks, writes in English.

PCT (Grade 7)

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum six (6) months experience in a health care setting.

  • Phlebotomy.

  • Must have taken the EKG course.

  • CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) within 4 months of new position and must renew every two years.

  • Must have ability to read, write, understand English.

  • Current CNA license, or EMT-P, or recent military medic or Nursing Student (1 year of clinical rotation required and maintaining of 3.0 GPA).

  • Healthcare Professional Basic Life Support BLS.

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Emergency Services Assistant / Patient Care Tech (Cna)

Cape Cod Healthcare Inc.