Patient Care Tech-Part Time-Acute Care
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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
Lake Forest, IL
JOB DESCRIPTIONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs a variety of clinical/patient care related functions, under the direction of the clinical RN or physician that provide support to patients and staff including but not limited to the following:Collects, labels and transports specimens as assigned. Obtains 12 lead EKGs.Discontinues Saline Locks and Indwelling Urinary Catheters.Discontinues Telemetry Monitoring packs.Performs Bladder Scan. Performs Point of Care Testing as appropriate.Assists patients with personal hygiene and nutritional needs as identified on patient's plan of care.Performs hourly patient rounding in collaboration with the clinical RN. Obtains and documents patient care data as directed by the clinical RN and as noted in the plan of care. Assists with patient ambulation and positioning as directed in the plan of care. Assists the health care team members in meeting the individualized needs of the patient. Responds to patient call lights and request for assistance in a professional and timely manner. Assist the health care team in maintaining a clinical care environment that supports patient, family and staff safety. In collaboration with the Nursing Manager/Director, Clinical Nurse Specialists/Nurse Clinicians and NM Academy identifies and meets learning needs. Completes annual required training and updates knowledge through periodic in-services. Participates in performance improvement activities that advance innovative processes to achieve unit targets and exceptional performance.Additional Responsibilities under direction of department leadership include but not limited to:Answers, screens and directs incoming calls.Facilitates obtaining a hard copy of the patients advance directive if patient indicated he/she has one and places in Electronic Medical Record.Manages admissions through Electronic Bed Board.Assures patient care unit readiness for EMR downtime and facilitates data recovery following downtime.EOE including Disabled and Veterans. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
* High school diploma or equivalent
* Completion of an accredited CNA program and listed on the state of Illinois CNA Registry
* BLS through American Heart Association