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Patient Care Associate Per Diem

16015 - Nursing Registry

Per Diem

Night

12

Occasional Weekend Shifts

The Patient Care Associate position provides a vital link in the chain of Quality of Care. This is a multi-focused position that allows flexibility to work in a variety of settings with a continual rotation between areas of support.  Preparing OR suites, patient transport, communicating and scheduling physician orders and relaying patient requests are some of the essential duties that this position will perform.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Other duties may be assigned.


  • Coordinates physician orders, enters all appropriate nursing orders into PowerChart.

  • Assists and prioritizes non-clinical aspects of admission, discharges and transfers of patient, including hospital-to-hospital transfers via ground transport, helicopter and air ambulance.

  • Answers patient call lights promptly and courteously, notifying the appropriate care giver of the patient needs.  Possesses the ability to prioritize patient requests and communicate them to the appropriate resource.

  • Receives physicians, visitors, and ancillary staff, assisting them when possible, including referring them to other departments or units within the NCH Healthcare system.

  • Performs errands as necessary, including obtaining and returning supplies to Central Supply, Lab, Dietary, etc.

  • Performs patient transport, correctly identifies patient.

  • Assists with housekeeping duties to maintain cleanliness and order in the OR as needed.

  • Complies with safety requirements and resolves problems relating to the delivery of patients, supplies, and equipment

  • Act as a patient sitter, observe patient and notify the RN immediately in the event of an emergency or sudden change in the patient's condition, mood or behavior.  Completes appropriate documentation.

  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of patients currently on unit.

  • Restock supplies in the department as needed.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS


  •    Minimum of High School or GED required

  •    BLS

  •    CPI Training

  •    Polite and courteous phone etiquette with ability to clearly communicate with others

  •    Effective organizational skills and ability to multitask