Inpatient Patient services
Assistant - Intermittent - Medicine Surgery Inpatient
Under general supervision, provides basic patient care to all patients including those in isolation. Provides age specific assistance, with activities of daily living and therapeutic measures that will result in a lower level of agitation or higher level of comfort for the patient.
Provides basic patient care, including hygiene, preventive skin care, incontinence care, feeding, mobility, range of motion and application of safety measures to all patients. Assists with activities of daily living. Obtains vital signs, temperature, heights, girth measurements, or other specific parameters as directed. Documents findings on appropriate flow sheet and reports findings to the Registered nurse
(RN). Identifies and reports changes in patient status to the RN.
Performs patient treatments as directed such as application of heat or cold, sterile dressings, monitors intakes and outputs, incentive spirometry; maintains calorie count; provides ostomy, post-mortem, and indwelling urinary catheter care, and care of the patient in traction, pin care, oral suctioning. Assists with suctioning patients with tracheotomies and long term permanent-placed feeding tubes (not nasal tubes.).
Performs a variety of technical tasks, which may include: collecting preparing and transporting specimens to the laboratory, aseptic preparation of lines or equipment (i.e. IV infusions, infusion pumps, pleurovac set-up; discontinuing peripheral IV’s. wound dressings; catheterization of urinary bladder; removal of urinary catheter, bowel care; electrocardiogram’s; traction frame set-up; cast care; application of external monitoring devices; performs tests for accucheck blood sugar levels. Documents and reports results to the RN.
Initiates CPR and other emergency measures as required. Adheres to established emergency and disaster procedures. Assists with patient examinations and therapeutic procedures, including aseptic procedures requiring sterile preps Transports patients and equipment as required.
Maintains cleanliness and safety of a variety of equipment; reports any hazardous equipment and seeks repairs when necessary; maintains confidentiality in regard to patient care information and chart contents. Assists RN’s in transcribing doctors
orders. Collaborates with personnel in nursing and supportive services and with members of the health care team to promote delivery of patient care.
Performs administrative duties. Answers the phones, completes requisitions, follows up on doctors orders by transcribing medications on medication sheet, schedules tests and appointments, files reports, orders supplies and equipment and manages patients medical records, etc.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of safety factors and medical terminology.
Knowledge of policies and procedures for the care of patients
Knowledge of customer service concepts and practices.
Knowledge of communication skills, both oral and written to interact with patients and families.
Skill in observing patients and taking appropriate action as needed.
Skill in analyzing safety issues and preparing recommendations based on findings.
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other employees.
Skill in operating a personal computer
utilizing a variety of software applications.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
A high school diploma or GED equivalent.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-supervisory - One (1) year of nursing assistance experience. An equivalent combination of relevant education and/or training may be substituted for experience.
MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Basic Life Support Certification and Certified Nurse’s Aide Certification (CNA) is required.
•PSA’s employed prior to March 1, 2010 will obtain their CNA by March 1, 2011 OR they will have equivalent education/experience to include one of the following; Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), community
Health Aide (CHA) certification, have completed their first semester of academic RN education and actively enrolled in nursing school.
•All PSA’s working in an inpatient setting will be required to cross train to clerical duties which will include receptionist and unit coordination functions.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work demands long periods of sitting, walking, standing, bending, stooping, and lifting in the process of patient care. May be required to lift approximately 40 pounds. ANMC is not a latex free environment. Therefore, some latex exposure can be expected.
Anchorage, AK, US.