The Oncology Care Associate II is a member of the patient care delivery team with primary responsibilities for technical, multi-skilled direct and indirect patient care activities. The Oncology Care Associate II work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse who delegate's tasks based upon both patient and unit needs.
The Oncology Care Associate II will report all deviations from expected patient parameters to the Registered Nurse. The Oncology Care Associate II position necessitates significant contact with health care providers, patients, and families, thus warranting a high degree of interpersonal and customer service skills that promote a healing environment. The OCA aids the healthcare team in the attainment of desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care.
Collaborates and cooperates in establishing a healing environment in which the patient, family and healthcare team focus on the aspects of care, which have been mutually determined to be most important.
Gives/receives shift hand off report for patient care or desk duties as assigned. Performs a variety of basic patient care activities under the direction of the Registered Nurse which may include, but are not limited to:
Assisting patient in activities of daily living by feeding, bathing, toileting and other personal hygiene regimes. Performing designated respiratory procedures such as pulse oximetry, cough and deep breathing exercises, and tracheotomy care; maintenance locomotion (ambulation); maintenance functional activities (range of motion, assisting with bed repositioning, transferring); specimen collection; phlebotomy; simple dressing changes, performing EKGs; initiation, set-up, maintenance or discontinuation of peripheral IV lines; maintain enteral tubes; urinary catheterization; suctioning; blood glucose monitoring; assisting with post-mortem care. Assists the Registered Nurse by gathering data on patient conditions, direct patient observation, obtaining vital signs, recording oral intakes, recording outputs, weighing patients and charting patient information within the medical record. Reports changes in patient medical condition to the Registered Nurse.
Performs general clerical duties which may include, but are not limited to, answering telephones and call lights promptly using scripted greeting, greeting patients and visitors, maintaining departmental files, paging professional staff, requesting prior medical records, ordering equipment and maintaining inventory of supplies. Performs general straightening and organization of patient care environment, nursing station, conference rooms, bulletin boards and visitor areas.
Utilizes information technology devices for the purpose of processing nurse orders, retrieving documents, entering data, calling consults, scheduling procedures and transportation requests, and transferring /discharging patients accordingly. Monitors PAL and notifies nurses of Stat and new orders. Prepares and reviews medical records to ensure accuracy and completeness for the following processes:
Patient admission, discharge, transfer, and expiration. Files documents within the medical record in accurate and timely fashion. Prepares/sends Thank you cards to patients who have been discharged.
High school diploma or GED.
Graduation from a school of practical nursing, a Certified Nurse Assistant Program, a Medical Assistant Program, or equivalent training
Previous hospital experience preferred.
Must be able to successfully complete the basic cardiac arrhythmia monitoring class.
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Karmanos Cancer Hospital