Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
This job provides direct care to patients and assists with non-direct patient care unit coordination. The incumbent in this position is expected to perform basic nursing procedures related to care and comfort of patient's in stable condition, and have knowledge of patient population needs in the assigned work area. In addition, the incumbent is expected to assist the RN in the care of acutely ill patients. He/she is expected to practice medical asepsis, respect the dignity and privacy with every patient and family, and to maintain objectivity during patient care. He/she is expected to know and adhere to all basic hospital policies and procedures, and respond appropriately during emergency situations. He/she is expected to maintain the patient/family environment and perform general unit upkeep. He/she is expected to use accurate verbal and written communication, and to document patient care appropriately in the electronic medical record. The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Registered Nurse for patients in stable condition. Will work under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse in the care of the acutely ill and/or complex patient. The incumbent receives specific work assignments from the Charge Nurse and/or Care Team Leader which are both written & verbal and is expected to demonstrate evidence of efficient time management by completing the work within the scheduled time. In addition to clinical responsibilities, the incumbent is expected to perform a variety of duties related to the coordination of activities on the inpatient unit. This includes activities related to patient admissions, discharges, and transfers.
Provides, obtains or performs and documents direct patient care and activities such as: activities of daily livings, encouraging and observing patient on incentive spirometer and/or cough and deep breath, skin survey, vital signs, specimen collection, phlebotomy, intake and output, meal consumption, height and weight, 12 lead EKG testing, blood glucose testing/monitoring, point of care testing, bladder scanning, transporting of patient and their medical record, documentation of O2, early mobility/ambulation protocols, clean catheterization technique (per hospital protocol), simple dressing change, dry dressing change, removal of Indwelling urinary catheter, perform straight catheterizations, catheter, collection of urine specimen from Foley catheter (per hospital protocol),IV access insertions and removal with documentation, assistance with exams, treatments and procedures. Assist in cardiac monitoring and transporting of low level monitoring patients. (50%)
Participates in quality and patient satisfaction initiatives which may include bedside shift report, purposeful hourly rounding promoting safety such as falls prevention, hand washing, isolation protocols and maintaining a clean and orderly environment, precepts newly hired PCTs. (20%)
Accurately documents vital signs, weights, I&O, restraints, specimen collection, EKG completion and all other treatments. Report changes in patient's physical, mental and emotional conditions, as well as any issues or concerns identified to nursing staff. (15%)
Participates in unit activity such as supply stocking and equipment/appliance cleaning, checks and retrieval. (15%)
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
High School Diploma or GED
Experience as a PCA, PCT, NA, LPN, EMT, Military experience as a Hospital Corpsman (HM), Combat medic (68W), or Medical Service Technician (4N0X1)
1 year of acute or long-term care facility required
Basic computer skills
Proficient in: IV insertion, phlebotomy, straight catheterization, and experience with continuous cardiac rhythm monitoring,
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