Emory Healthcare Patient Care Assistant, CVICU, 7p-7:30a, PRN in Atlanta, Georgia
Job Title Patient Care Assistant, CVICU, 7p-7:30a, PRN
Job Requisition ID 73440BR
Operating Unit/Division Emory University Hospital Midtown
Campus Location Emory University Hospital Midtown
Department 461220:EHM 11-ICU CARDIOVASC/THOR ICU
Full/Part Time Part-Time
Work Shift Evening/Night
Specific Work Hours 7 PM - 7:30 AM
PRN Position? Yes
Job Description Performs assigned patient care and observation duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
Provides clerical services in support of patient and unit operations including visitor and telephone reception.
Relays communications, maintains departmental supplies and transcribes physician orders.
Maintains patient's charts and records data. Maintains a clean and healthy environment.
Greets visitors, answers and screens incoming telephone calls; provides information or takes messages and distributes them to appropriate employee to meet caller's needs.
Receives and transcribes data related to physician's orders according to established guidelines. Maintains clerical and related unit supplies; places orders to replenish stock.
Accepts, verifies, and stores supply deliveries upon receipt. Assists in the use of bag-valve-mask device, TED stockings, oxygen, suction equipment, incentive spirometer, and emergency cart.
Operates converter chair, lifts, scales, beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, non-invasive BP monitors, some components of Quicknet monitors, automatic thermometers, sphygmomanometer, computer and pulse oximeter.
Promptly and courteously responds to patient requests via the patient intercom system.
Relays appropriate information to appropriate staff for immediate attention.
Reinforces patient and family teaching.
Prepares room to receive patient; sets up necessary equipment and ensures neatness and cleanliness of room.
Transports and collects patient specimens throughout hospital, and contributes to the completion of admission, discharge, transfer, and death procedures and forms.
Performs vital signs and records information; reports observations and records significant and unusual information regarding patients to the Registered Nurse.
Observes color, consistency, amount and odor from drainage tubs; records information and notifies Registered Nurse of findings. Participates in shift report.
Makes the necessary arrangements for medical tests, supplies, equipment, treatment and special dietary needs.
Assists Registered Nurse in providing patient care according to individual needs; observes IV site appearance, assists with range of motion, ambulation, patient transfers, diet, elimination, hygiene, performs pre-and postoperative procedural care, and assists with respiratory functions/procedures.
Assists in emergency situations as directed by the Registered Nurse.
Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate.
Enters data related to patient charges from physicians' orders.
Maintains patient records; verifies that records are properly identified, documented and routed to the appropriate department or personnel.
Maintains confidentiality of all records.
Provides prescribed measures related to hygiene, comfort and rest.
Complies with Universal Precaution guidelines and safety standards to maintain and promote a clean and healthy work environment.
Participates in the orientation of staff to the unit and precepts new, temporary, and float nursing technicians to the unit.
Promotes a supportive and healing environment so that customer and staff satisfaction are enhanced. Supports cost efficient/effective delivery of care.
Participates in unit-based and hospital-wide Continuous Quality Improvement Program.
Performs other related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Currently enrolled in a RN program and completion of 2 clinical rotations, and clerical experience. Heartsaver certification required.
Additional Job Details
This position is for nursing students going into in their Junior year who would like to gain experience in critical care and has interest in a residency program.
EEO/AA/Individuals with Disabilities/Veteran Employer