Under the direction of the physicians and clinical staff the Health Care Assistant supports the assigned unit by providing technical patient care services and support related to patients on the nursing unit. Additionally assists staff, physicians, visitors and ancillary departments with routine patient care activities and clerical support as needed.
Patient Care activities include vital signs, activities of daily living, transport, and transfer of patients to include discharge. Clerical support includes directing incoming calls and responding to patient calls, entering patient charges in the computer system, maintaining patient charts, unit files and secretarial supply levels and being responsible for maintaining a safe and orderly environment.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required:
Education: HS/GED required. BCLS is required by the conclusion of orientation.
Experience: Requires previous patient care and/or two years clerical expereience with successful work history.
Familiarity with medical terminology and completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant and/or Huntsville Hospital Health Care Assistant course preferred. Comparable combinations or education and experience in both clerical positions as well as patient care aide positions will be considered.