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 supervision of the Patient Services Manager and the direction of the Clinical Nurse, performs specific duties that support patient care. These duties include direct and indirect patient care activities which are essential to providing comprehensive care to patients. Patient and family centered care (PFCC) is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel. Adheres to the Standards of Professional Behavior and promotes a positive work environment.
1.1 Obtains and records vital signs as delegated by the RN
1.2 Obtains point of care testing as delegated by the RN: blood glucose
1.3 Documentsdata collected on appropriate forms (daily patient flowsheet)
1.4 Measures, records and documents intake and output accurately.
1.5 States normal parameters of treatments/procedures carried out in the role. Reports to the nurse any observations, patient behaviors and other indicators which fall outside the stated normal parameters or directions given by nurse.
1.6 Enters/retrieves information accurately and in a timely manner.
2.1 Obtains a 12-lead ECG and continuous Lead II with correct patient information entered.
2.2 Assists in care of patient requiring IV therapy
2.3 Feeds patient safely
2.4 Performs personal care and oral hygiene for patient
2.5 Assists with patient toileting/elimination
2.6 Safely performs oral suctioning
2.7 Accompanies patients to other areas of the hospital when patient interest warrants and as requested by the nurse.
3.1 Collaborates with members of the multidisciplinary team offering suggestions on addressing patient/family needs, taking into account cultural and/or individual diversity and demonstrates sensitivity to these aspects of care delivery.
3.2 Follows the patient care plan preserving the patients' safety, dignity and autonomy.
3.3 Assists in the care of patients of key clinical populations.
3.4 Assists in the care of patients at risk or with actual skin breakdown
3.5 Collaborates with nurse to assist in the development and ongoing evaluation of the patient's plan of care and development of discharge plan.
3.6 Assists in the care of patients with restraints 3.7 Assists in the care of patients that may be at risk for falls
4.1 Participates in receiving patient report at the beginning of each shift and throughout the shift as needed
4.2 Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize patient care in a timely manner
4.3 Reports inadequate supplies, faulty equipment, and environmental problems to appropriate person.
4.4 Handles all patient valuables and clothing as per hospital/unit policy.
4.5 Helps to keep all clinical areas neat and clean.
EDUCATION (number of years and type required to perform the position duties):
Student Nurse who has completed one semester of clinical experience.
EXPERIENCE (number of years and type required to meet an acceptable level of performance):
Education as stated above. All candidates must successfully complete the Patient Care Associate Competency Based Training and Practicum and unit specific competencies, including age-specific
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patient, families, peers, and supervisor. Must display the ability to prioritize and adjust work plans based on the needs of the patient, the unit, and the patient care team . Must display the ability to accept direction and work as a member of a unified team.
ACCOUNTABILITY (how this position is held accountable for such as goals achievement, budget adherence, or other areas of accountability):
Accountable for following all departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Able to carry out treatment plans , including making suggestions to improve overall patient care. Participate as an active member of the multi-disciplinary team. Demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of the individual patient and their age specific treatment plan.
In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences ), accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic).
COMPLEXITY (describe planning, problem solving, decision making, creative activity, or other special factors inherent in the responsibilities of this position):
Coordinate and respond to both the needs of the patient and the patient care team.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMAND:
Able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds. Ability to perform tasks of physical endurance and dexterity as required by placement. Consistent use of proper body mechanics.