Transplant Unit - Patient Care Assistant II

Catholic Health Initiative Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 months ago

Overview

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke's Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke's also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of routine tasks to support the delivery of safe, effective, cost-efficient patient care as delegated by the RN. They provide assistance in transporting, transferring and lifting. They perform cleaning functions in patient care unit as delegated, and perform selected diagnostic tests.

Principal Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff

  • Monitors and records vital signs

  • Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs

  • Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output

  • Obtains and records daily weight

  • Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter

  • Reports changes in patient's status promptly to RN

  • Performs as patient care companion when needed

  • Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process

  • Performs unit housekeeping needs.

  • Acts as a runner/transporter

  • Acts as receptionist for unit; has limited use of the hospital information systems according to hospital policy dependent on the need of unit

  • Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel

  • Updates assigned bed status

  • Answers call lights and telephone

  • Keeps patient environment clean, Performs comfort rounds, keeps hallways clear of obstruction, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions

  • Communicates with patient's family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner

  • Performs sterile procedures including urinary catheterizations as delegated by a RN

  • Performs phlebotomy and 12 lead EKGs as permitted on the assigned unit

  • Removes saline locks

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED Required

  • Minimum of one (1) year of direct patient care experience

Licensure or Certification:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good written/oral communication skills

  • Completion of PCA II orientation/training

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Transplant Unit - Patient Care Assistant II

Catholic Health Initiative