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*Patient Care Assistant K5 (PRN)

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   10/26/2017
Job Title: 
*Patient Care Assistant K5 (PRN)
Job Category:   Clinical:Patient Care Aide/Tech
Location:   Lufkin
Job Description:   ***Patient Care Assistant K5 (PRN)** **Description** 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: + 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 round + 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 **Qualifications** Minimum Qualifications: Education Level + High School Diploma/GED Licensure/Certification + Certified Nurse Aide + BLS Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities + Effective Communication + Critical thinking skills + Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills both written and verbal + Basic Computer skills – familiarity with Windows based software programs Experience + One year direct patient care experience preferred + Does not require prior experience **Job** Nursing Support **Primary Location** TEXAS-LUFKIN-MEMORIAL HLTH SYS LUFKIN **Daily Schedule** PRN **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 0 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 1700000619
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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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