UofL Physicians

Patient Care Assistant, Cardiac Nursing Unit-U of L Health, Jewish Hosp.- FT- 7A-7P

Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
2019-9496
# of Openings
1
Category
Clinical Support
Department
5033107-8 Heart-Lung-Jewish Hos

Overview

This role is responsible for providing a variety of routine patient care activities and support services including general clerical and reception duties under the supervision of a registered nurse.  Assists nurse, physicians, and families as needed

Recognizes changes in patient status and reports appropriate information to registered nurse.

Responsibilities

 

Assists with admission, transportation and discharge of patients

Demonstrates knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span of the patient to include neonatal, infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric.

Assists patient with dressing and undressing

Assists patient with grooming and maintaining proper and clean appearance

Assists patient with elimination/toileting needs

Assists the patient with oral care

Assists patients in transferring, repositioning, alignment and ambulation

Accommodates patient’s needs through responding appropriately to patient’s verbal/nonverbal expressions of needs

Safeguards patient’s property

Keeps patient’s living areas pleasant and orderly

Maintains patient’s self esteem, privacy and confidentiality of personal information.

Provides patients with opportunities for independence and choice consistent with their plan of care.

Assures patient’s rights are protected and that all patients, families, and significant others are made aware of patient’s rights.

Measures body functions and documents care provided to patients

Receives and shares information, observes and reports patients condition and any change of status to registered nurse

Provides Safety, Sitter services for the patient as assigned

Demonstrates and practices appropriate hand hygiene in delivery of patient care

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED required.

BLS must be obtained prior to start of employment

State CNA certification preferred.

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