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Covenant Health PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT in Knoxville, Tennessee

Overview

Patient Care Assistant, Cardiology Unit

PRN/OCC, Hours vary, Day Shift

Parkwest Overview:

Since admitting our first patient in 1973, Parkwest has been at the vanguard of healthcare in East Tennessee. We are an eight-time Top 100 Heart Hospital and have received multiple awards for excellence in emergency care, clinical practice, and patient satisfaction. Learn more about our professional accolades.

Position Summary:

Functions as a direct patient caregiver performing tasks to assist registered nurses. Performs hands-on care, assistance with ADL’s and specified technical tasks for a group of patients under the supervision of the Team Leader.

Recruiter: Jason Shubert || jshuber1@covhlth.com || 865-374-5393

Responsibilities

  • Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressures, weights, heights, and intake-output measurements.

  • Encourage patients to turn, cough, and take deep breaths and to use incentive spirometry as specified by Plan of Care.

  • Ambulate, and assist patients in and out of bed, into wheelchairs and transport when necessary.

  • Attends to nutritional needs of patient which may include distributing meal trays, feeding, filling and passing out water pitchers,

  • Provides morning or evening care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patient, changing bed linen, cleaning over-bed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other supportive care as needed.

  • Empty drains, canisters, urine bags, bedpans and emesis basins and record intake and output.

  • Assists in maintaining a safe environment, which may include reporting equipment that is out of order, appropriate handling of linen and storing of supplies.

  • Provides general care such as positioning, lifting or turning patients; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; preoperative supportive care; and application/removal of abdominal binders or anti-embolism stockings and sequential compression devices.

  • Empty & clean ostomy bag, per procedure.

  • Collect urine, stool and sputum specimen as ordered.

  • Perform tasks such as ROM, assist with ambulatory devices as specified by the patients' plan of care.

  • Perform phlebotomy (requires additional training). To include correct labeling using two patient identifiers, maintenance of lab-draw supplies, rotating and restocking.

  • Perform EKG (requires special training).

  • Promptly answer patient call lights and respond to patient requests.

  • Report significant changes in patients' condition to RN.

  • Help to maintain clean and orderly patient and work environment.

  • Employ all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission-based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures and proper body mechanics in performance of job.

  • Document/maintain patient record as appropriate.

  • Gathers equipment for O2 set up. Checks O2 for connection and proper placement.

  • Checks for proper functioning of equipment at patient bedside

  • Ambulate patients with oxygen.

  • Set up suction equipment and check for proper function.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency in providing for age-specific needs of the population served.

  • Demonstrates ability to perform skills on the Nursing Assistant checklist.

  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.

Minimum Experience:

None.

Licensure Requirement:

CPR required

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Job Title PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT

ID 3938708

Facility Parkwest Medical Center

Department Name CARDIOLOGY UNIT

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