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Patient Care Tech

Company: Rush University Medical Center
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDepartment: Intensive Care UnitWork Type: Full Time (Total FTE between 0.9 and 1.0)Shift: Shift 3Work Schedule: 8 HrSummary:Under the direction of a professional nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) assists the patient with activities of daily living, transfer and mobility skills, skin, bowel and bladder programs, and maintains a clean, safe environment for the patient. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.Responsibilities: Properly applies safety devices. Assures that patients are set up and ready for meals and assists with feeding as appropriate. Performs accuchecks 30 minutes before meals or as directed by the RN and reports and documents blood sugar levels to the RN. Inform RN immediately of any change in patients condition. Maintains a therapeutic relationship to provide optimal customer-focused care. Communicates effectively with patients at level appropriate to age and cognitive status, showing sensitivity to cultural diversity. Interacts effectively with peers and other hospital staff to foster positive working relationships. Computer documentation is accurate, timely and at point-of-care when possible. Notify charge nurse whenever leaving the unit. Assists patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living promoting maximal independence. Accurately calculates and documents calorie count, intake and output and patients weights. Assists patients with transfers and mobility activities observing appropriate techniques, precautions and assistive devices. Assists patients with bladder and bowel elimination programs and collection of laboratory specimens. Enhance patient satisfaction by hourly rounding and prevention of call light needs. Improves response to call lights when they occur. Work collaboratively with other members of the health care team to insure high levels of patient care. Follow CDC guidelines for hand washing and be aware of the follow isolation precautions. Need to be on the floor at all times during shift report unless directed by the Charge RN. Work as a team with your nurse to ensure that the patient feels safe and well cared for while with us in the hospital.Other information:Required Job Qualifications: High School plus specialized training (min. 6 mos.-2 yrs.) Entry level experience Certified Nursing Assistant Current CPR Good communication skills Computer skills Good time management and organizational skills Familiarity with patient care equipment Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts to accommodate staffingPhysical Demands: Ability to transport objects, patients and equipment Ability to respond quickly to patient needs. Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous, or unpleasant conditions wile caring for the sick Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of fire or other disasters Routinely works with potentially infectious specimens and patients. Ability to walk and stand throughout most of designated shift. Ability to lift items weighing 10-50 pounds, above 50 pounds utilizes appropriate lift equipment. Ability to carry items weighing 10-25 pounds (11-33% of time); 25 to 75 pounds (1-10% of time).Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.Rush Oak Park Hospital has provided exceptional health care in Chicagos western suburbs for more than a century. As a partner with Rush University Medical Center, we combine the convenience and personal touch of a community hospital.Position Patient Care TechLocation US:IL:Oak ParkReq ID 1297

Keywords: Rush University Medical Center, Oak Park , Patient Care Tech, Other , Oak Park, Illinois

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