Performs a variety of direct patient care procedures to assist the unit manager, professional staff and physicians in providing patient care focused on the needs of the patient.
GENERAL PATIENT CARE - Meets the comfort and hygiene needs of the patient by providing care services such as bathing, oral hygiene procedures, hair care, bed pan/urinal use, skin care and garment, linen and bedding changes. Distributes meals and beverages, takes vital signs, collects lab specimens.
TECHNICAL CARE - Assists with completion of patient testing and treatment procedures, changes dressings, performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation, obtains wound and throat cultures.
EQUIPMENT - Assists physician and professional staff in equipment supply and set up.
TRANSPORT - Assists with ambulating patients with assistive devices such as crutches and with transfer/transport procedures.
COMMUNICATION - Performs required documentation and communicates in a competent and effective manner to meet patient and/or family needs and regulatory requirements. Maintains strict confidentiality of patient, employee and department information to ensure patient rights. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - Utilizes time and resources effectively to promote quality and cost outcomes.
Other department specific duties as assigned.
Required: High School Diploma
Required: Less than one year of previous job-related experience
Preferred: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience
Basic Life Support (CPR)
Nursing - CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) - Illinois Competency
Other: Completion of a Nursing Assistant Program with placement on the Illinois Department of Health
Nurse Aide Registry or verification of an equal or higher educational level in a clinically focused
program. Individuals working as Patient Care Assistants at Loyola University Medical Center prior to
1997 are exempt from the above guidelines and are grandfathered into the Patient Care Tech roles upon
successful completion of an in-house orientation and training program for the Patient Care Tech position.
Basic Keyboarding Skills
Other: Ability to become proficient in EPIC with on-the-job training.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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