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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Patient Care Tech II in Decatur, Georgia

Overview

Heart. Soul. Expertise. That’s what defines an Emory Nursing Support professional. No matter where you are in your nursing career, when you chose this distinguished profession, you chose to change lives. We are proud to be the only health system in Georgia with four Magnet®- recognized hospitals: Emory University Orthopedics & Spine Hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Emory University Hospital, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

We’re looking for passionate nursing support professionals who are ready to join a team that’s redefining quality nursing care. As integral members of high-functioning, inter-professional teams, Emory Healthcare is on the frontline of care in our hospitals and operate with a full complement of specialties and the ability to care for medically complex patients.

We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

7p-7:30a, Full- Time

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Performs assigned patient care and observation duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse and/or LPN, including but not limited to: cleaning the patient's room, operating various clinical equipment, helping with emergencies, assisting with patient procedures, collecting and transporting patient specimens and completing applicable forms.

  • Communicates with patients, families and members of the patient care team.

  • Maintains hospital and unit-specific competencies.

  • As part of a patient focused service, promotes a supportive and healing environment so that customer and staff satisfaction are enhanced.

  • Assists in emergency situations as directed by an RN/LPN.

  • Ensures that prescribed measures related to hygiene, comfort, and rest are provided.

  • Complies with Standard Precautions guidelines, Infection Control procedures, and safety standards to maintain and promote a clean and healthy work environment.

  • Assists in the use of bag-valve-mask device, anti-embolism stockings, pneumatic compression stockings, oxygen, suction equipment, incentive spirometer, emergency cart and bedside glucose monitoring machine.

  • Operates converter chair, lifts, scales, beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, non-invasive BP monitors, automatic thermometer, sphygmomanometer, pulse oximeter, and computers.

  • Records patient intake and output.

  • Assists RN/LPN in providing patient care according to individual needs by assisting with range of motion, ambulation, patient transfers, diet, elimination and hygiene.

  • Observes and reports significant or unusual information about the patient and environment to the RN/LPN and documents appropriately and in a timely manner.

  • Transports patients and patient specimens throughout the hospital as needed.

  • Contributes to the completion of patient admission, transfer, and discharge.

  • Assists with postmortem care.

  • Utilizes appropriate technology to complete all related processes.

  • Participates in unit-based and system-wide Performance Improvement program as required by department leadership.

  • Serves as a resource/model through compliance with standards of care and with Department of Nursing and Hospital policies and procedures.

  • May participate in research projects impacting patient care areas.

  • Participates in the orientation of nursing support assistants to the unit.

  • Performs other related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (Preferred).

  • BLS required.

  • Must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. One year of direct patient care experience,

  2. Successful completion of a nursing assistant training course

  3. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license through State of Georgia, OR

  4. Current enrollment in a nursing program and completion of 2 clinical rotations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

(Medium-Heavy)36-75lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks

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Division Emory Decatur Hospital

Campus Location Decatur, GA, 30033

Campus Location US-GA-Decatur

Department DEC-Nursing Unit 3400

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 100182

Job Category Clinical & Nursing Support

Schedule 7p-7:30a

Standard Hours 36 Hours

Emory Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices and decisions. Emory Healthcare prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age (40 and over), disability, citizenship, genetic information, service in the uniformed services, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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