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Patient Care Tech - Emergency Department - PRN

JOB SUMMARY: In accordance with our mission and core values, this position is established to actively participate on the patient care team by providing basic bedside care and assisting patients with activities of daily living, under the direction of the RN. Teamwork is a vital component to same, through effective collaboration efforts.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES
Performs treatments and patient care procedures.
Performs or assists ADLs according to Patient Plan of Care.
Performs or assists in procedures/treatments according to Nursing Policy and Procedure Manual.
Determines need for and properly implements safety measures for patients in a timely manner.
Responds to patient call lights and emergency lights in a timely manner.
Prepares patient for meals and snacks. Offers assistance as needed.
Maintains a safe environment: follows OSHA requirements including Universal Precautions.
2. DOCUMENTING CARE
Documents care provided according to hospital policy.
Documents ADLs, vital signs, and I&Os according to the plan of care.
Documents meals and snacks according to hospital policy.
As assigned, documents refrigerator/freezer temperature.
Participates as assigned in CQI activities.
3. COMMUNICATION
Expresses appropriate communication to patient, families, and other customers.
Identifies self to others in a professional manner.
Adheres to dress code and maintains a professional image with the ID badge clearly displayed.
Offers assistance and provides directions to customers keeping a positive and courteous tone.
Determines need for and properly implements safety measures for patients in a timely manner.
Maintains a safe environment: follows OSHA requirements including Universal Precautions.
Notifies the RN of abnormal vital signs, I&Os, and changes in the patient condition.
Communicates effectively with team members.
4. PROVIDING CARE
Provides care according to developmental age.
Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary for the patient/customer appropriate to neonate, child, adolescent, adult, and/or older adult.
5. FLEXIBILITY
Demonstrates flexibility in accomplishing work tasks.
Adheres to time and attendance policy.
Available and accessible when on duty.
Leaves for and returns from inservices, meals, and breaks as scheduled.
Accepts changes in staffing and patient assignments.
6. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES/ENVIRONMENT OF CARE
Assists during emergency situations according to nursing and hospital policy.
Maintains a safe workplace environment.
Functions appropriately in emergencies according to assigned responsibilities and hospital policy.
Provides safety boundaries for patient at risk for violence.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: High School diploma, GED, Metropolitan Test or equivalent; Certified Nursing Assistant required (EMT or Paramedic acceptable for ED or OP areas) or RN or LPN licensure upon entry to the position or evidence of the fundamentals of nursing and one semester of clinical practice in an RN school.
Experience: Area specific
Physical Requirements: Must possess ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time, ability to lift 50 lbs./transfer patients and equipment. Pulling, pushing, and reaching will be required in the day-to-day operation. Must possess ability to see, hear, smell, and speak. The individual in this position will be exposed to inside/outside environmental conditions. There is also potential for exposure to respiratory hazards, blood borne pathogens, chemical hazards, and body fluids. For positions in the ED: Ability to physically restrain, de-escalate and protect patients, staff, visitors, etc. when necessary utilizing training techniques.
Skills: Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association. Must possess demonstrated communication skills, excellent customer service skills and ability to deal effectively with multi-disciplinary team members/patients/significant others and physicians.


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