Emory Healthcare/Emory University Patient Care Tech I in Lithonia, Georgia
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. Complies with standards of care and with Department of Nursing and Hospital policies and procedures. May participate in research projects impacting patient care areas. Performs other related responsibilities as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A high school diploma or equivalent. BLS required. Previous healthcare experience preferred, but not required. 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 Hillandale Hosp Emory
Campus Location Lithonia, GA, 30058
Campus Location US-GA-Lithonia
Department HILL-4000 Intensive Care Unit
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 97404
Job Category Clinical & Nursing Support
Standard Hours 36 Hours
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