The University of Kansas Hospital - Patient Care Support Careers

Patient Care Assistant Entry Job

Facility: The University of Kansas Hospital - Main Campus

Department: NURSING FLOAT POOL

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Varies

Hours: 12 hr shift

Work among the best. We are a top 25 employer in the metro area offering a wide array of career opportunities within our organization. We have a leading reputation for patient care, medical education, research, and community service. We value and respect the talented, committed, and diverse people who make up our hospital; they are our most important strength. The hospital offers very competitive wages and an outstanding benefit package.

We currently have an opening for Patient Care Assistant Entry

Responsibilities:

Provides basic nursing skills, including but not limited to: Vital signs and pulse oximetry; fingerstick blood glucose; ADL's; recording intake and output; collecting urine, stool, sputum specimens; apply/remove compression hose; SCDs etc.; emptying drains, urinary catheters, NG tubes, and ostomies; additional skills to meet unit needs. Documents in O2 all tasks, I&O, percentage of meals eaten, etc.

Maintains a neat, clutter free and clean patient room and work environment.

Maintains a safe patient environment to include High Fall Risk interventions as appropriate for high fall risk patients. This can include but not limited to: hourly rounds; answering call lights in person, promptly for all patients on the unit.

Demonstrates proper hand hygiene, standard precautions, and isolation principles.

Care for the patient in restraints, including ROM and fluids/toileting; reorienting confused patients; reinforcement of patient/family education regarding fall and safety precautions.

Promptly notifies the RN of change in vital signs from baseline or expected result, change in mental status or condition, any breakdown in skin integrity or redness of skin, patient report of pain, any other patient needs, concerns or issues. Must complete other duties as assigned

Requirements:

High School diploma or equivalent required

Successful completion of the Gold Standard Acute Care School Education

BLS Certification required within 3 weeks of hire

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