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Company: Aultman Health Foundation
Location: Canton, OH
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

Provides support to the patient care team, by performing direct patient care, under the direction of a Registered Nurse.  Provides assistance, collects specimens, and performs limited tests per physician order according to established procedures and training.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Supports other direct caregivers as needed, under the direction of a Registered Nurse. 
  • Performs activities of daily living including but not limited to:
  • Ambulation
  • Heights and weights
  • Bedpans – Toileting
  • JP/NG drain care
  • Positioning/turns/skin care
  • Ostomy care
  • Incontinence
  • Feeds
  • Meal intake %
  • Call lights
  • Empties foleys
  • Bathing/showering
  • Transfers to chair/log roll
  • I&O's and charting in Cerner
  • Pass Water
  • Vital Signs
  • Oral Care
  • Catheter care
  • Maintaining safety
  • Preventative foam dressing
  • Distributes clean linen and collect dirty linen.
  • Transports monitored and non-monitored assigned patients throughout all areas of the hospital as directed.  Assists with patient transfers and discharges, including removal of equipment from patient rooms post-discharge.
  • Assists patient with menu completion.  Delivers nourishments to assigned patient; provides water, ice, and between meal dietary needs to patients; cleans/maintains patient refrigerator and updates refrigerator temperature log, as assigned.
  • Cleans equipment/utility room and stocks rooms.
  • Collects specimens and obtains blood glucose according to established procedures and per physician orders and policy.  Arranges for transport of specimens to laboratory as appropriate.
  • Performs EKGs, removal of Foley catheters, and bladder scans under the guidance of a registered nurse.
  • Places patient on monitor telemetry leads, if applicable.
  • Applies external devices (such as SCD's, Pulse Oximetry, TPump/Aqua K pad, etc.) per physician order.
  • Maintains safety initiatives including but not limited to hourly rounding, answering lights, monitoring patients who are a high risk for falls, and may be asked to provide 1:1 bedside companionship for patients as indicated.
  • Ability to maintain composure in high-pressure situations.
  • Conveys an attitude of understanding, trust, and compassion for individuals.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Commits to providing exceptional customer service to our patients and visitors. Commits to treating coworkers with respect and dignity and will follow our Non-negotiable Standards to promote a consistent positive experience for patients, employees and visitors.
  • Documents care provided in Cerner.
  • If applicable to the clinical unit, the applicant will have to demonstrate Monitor Transport Technician competency within the first 4-6 months and then annually after the initial completion of the Monitor Transport Technician class. The first 365 days requires demonstration of competency 3 times.
  • Complete house wide mandatory education and maintains Basic Life Support Certification and any licensure if applicable.

Note:  The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by the incumbent in this position.  This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign additional tasks of a similar nature or level of responsibility.

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • High School graduate
  • AHA Healthcare Provider Training is required (BLS)
  • Adheres to the hospital attendance policy and will make every effort to consistently be punctual when reporting to work and during daily activities.
  • Basic computer skills are required

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Working hours vary according to departmental needs.
  • Works under the direct supervision of an RN.
  • Lunch periods will be assigned by the Charge RN.
  • Requires full range of body motion which may include handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination
  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range
  • May require exposure to communicable disease, body fluids, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, and other potentially hazardous conditions common to a clinical environment, such as risk of falls, strains, etc.
  • Patient Care Technicians will be working weekend and holiday rotation and varied shifts per clinical unit area.

HAZARDOUS EXPOSURE CATEGORY

Category III


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