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Patient Care Assistant II-Med/Surg 4E (6p-6a) Full Time

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   10/26/2017
Job Title: 
Patient Care Assistant II-Med/Surg 4E (6p-6a) Full Time
Job Category:   Clinical:Patient Care Aide/Tech
Location:   The Woodlands
Texas
 
Job Description:   **Patient Care Assistant II-Med/Surg 4E (6p-6a) Full Time** **Description** **The Woodlands Hospital** A primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, women’s services (digital mammography and bone density studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital. **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. **Position Responsibilities:** 1. Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff 2. Monitors and records vital signs 3. Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs 4. Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output 5. Obtains and records daily weight 6. Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter 7. Reports changes in patient’s status promptly to RN 8. Performs as patient care companion when needed 9. Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process 10. Performs unit housekeeping needs. 11. Acts as a runner/transporter 12. Acts as receptionist for unit; has limited use of the hospital information systems according to hospital policy dependent on the need of unit 13. Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel 14. Updates assigned bed status 15. Answers call lights and telephone 16. 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 17. Communicates with patient’s family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner 18. Performs sterile procedures including urinary catheterizations as delegated by a RN 19. Performs phlebotomy and 12 lead EKGs as permitted on the assigned unit 20. Removes saline locks **Qualifications** **Education:** High School Diploma/GED Required **Minimum Experience:** One (1) year direct patient care experience **Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:** Good written/oral communication skills Completion of PCA II orientation/training **Job** Nursing Support **Primary Location** TEXAS-THE WOODLANDS-ST LUKE WOODLANDS **Daily Schedule** 6p-6a **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 72 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0135141
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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