PCA - 5.1 Rehab

New London, CT
Mar 1, 2019


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.


Under The Delegation And Supervision Of An Rn, Provides Clinical Support With Basic Nursing Care And Patient Monitoring For The General Welfare And Safety Of All Patients.

  • 1. Assists With Basic Patient Care (Including Am & Pm Care, Toileting, Peri-Care, Emptying And Rinsing Of Drainage Devices, And Feeding) Under The Supervision Of The Licensed Nurse. Measures And Records Intake And Output. Makes Beds.
  • 2. Takes And Records Vital Signs, Sao2, Blood Pressure And Weight.
  • 3. Performs Selected Procedures Such As Specimen Collections (Vre Swabs, Urine, Stool And Non-Induced Sputum); Urine Testing, Hematest, Gastrocult, Enemas, Application Of Ice Collar/Caps Or Post Mortem Care. Applies Simple Dressings To Areas Of Potential Impairment Of Skin Integrity After Skin Assessment By Licensed Personnel
  • 4. Maintains Clean And Orderly Patient Care, Storage, Pantry And Utility Areas. Distributes Water Pitchers. Set Up Equipment In Rooms To Prepare For Admission.
  • 5. Orients Patient To Unit And Secures Patient Valuables. Responds To Call Lights Promptly And Provides Necessary Assistance.
  • 6. Monitors And Communicates Changes In Patient Condition, Leakage Of Iv Solutions And Other Problems With Treatments/Devices.
  • 7. Assists With Reinforcement Of Incentive Spirometry After Nursing Instruction, Reapplies Oxygen Equipment If Displaced From Patient Except Cpap.
  • 8. Keeps Rn Informed Of Status Of Work And Availability For Added Assignments.
  • 9. Moves And Lifts Patients. Supports Multidisciplinary Team With Range Of Motion Exercises. Provides Patient Escort Assistance As Needed.
  • 10. Performs Patient Observer Role When Assigned.
  • 11. Meets Performance Expectations For Customer Service, Teamwork, Resource Utilization, And Staff And Self Development As Outlined In Performance Review.
  • 12. Performs Other Duties As Assigned Or Directed To Ensure Smooth Operation Of The Department/Unit.
  • 13. Demonstrates Understanding Of Bowel And Bladder Management Routines. Carries Out Routines And Informs Nurses Of Observations And Patient Status
  • 14. Demonstrates Understanding Of, Participates As A Member Of, The Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Team.
  • 15. Patient Care Activity Is Directed In Support Of Patient Goals As Established By The Interdisciplinary Team.
  • 16. Provides Written Documentation And Verbal Feedback To Rn/Lpn, Which Supports Adjustments/Updating Of Plan Of Care And Fim Documentation
  • 17. Participates In Appropriate Therapeutic Activities With Patients, Including Recreational Activities And Follow Through On Adl And Gait Activities. Provides Feedback To Nursing Staff Regarding Patient Participation In Activities.
  • 18. Demonstrates Proper Use And Care Of Rehab. Equipment

    Other information:


    High School Graduate Or Equivalent. Graduate Of An Accredited Nursing Assistant Program.


    Minimum Of One Year Medical/Surgical Or Equivalent Experience Preferred


    Nurse Aide Certification Or Equivalent Required (Equivalent May Be Defined As A Student Nurse)




    Hospital And Unit Specific Orientation Required



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    Job Info

    Job: 6560

    Department: Rehab 5.1
    Category: Nursing-support
    Sub Category: CLINICAL
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00