PCA - 6.2 Med/Surg

New London, CT
Jul 19, 2019

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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.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
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.

Responsibilities:
  • 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.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

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

    EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum Of One Year Medical/Surgical Or Equivalent Experience Preferred.


    LICENSURE:

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

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    N/A

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Hospital And Unit Specific Orientation Required

    COMPLEXITY:

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

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    Job Info

    Job: 10589

    Department: Med.Surg 6.2
    Category: Nursing-support
    Sub Category: CLINICAL
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00

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