Performs a variety of direct patient care procedures to assist the unit manager, professional staff and physicians in providing patient care focused on the needs of the patient.
GENERAL PATIENT CARE - Meets the comfort and hygiene needs of the
patient by providing care services such as bathing, oral hygiene
procedures, hair care, bed pan/urinal use, skin care and garment, linen
and bedding changes. Distributes meals and beverages, takes vital
signs, collects lab specimens.
TECHNICAL CARE - Assists with completion of patient testing and
treatment procedures, sets up and primes IV tubing, 12-lead ECG,
simple tracheostomy suctioning and care, changes dressings, obtains
blood specimens utilizing appropriate skin puncture and venipuncture
techniques, performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation, obtains wound
and throat cultures.
EQUIPMENT - Assists physician and professional staff in equipment
supply and set up.
TRANSPORT - Assists with ambulating patients with assistive devices
such as crutches and with transfer/transport procedures.
COMMUNICATION - Performs required documentation and
communicates in a competent and effective manner to meet patient
and/or family needs and regulatory requirements. Maintains strict
confidentiality of patient, employee and department information to
ensure patient rights.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - Utilizes time and resources effectively to
promote quality and cost outcomes.
Other department specific duties as assign