SLH Patient Care Assistant
Company: Highland General Hospital
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: January 27, 2023
SUMMARY: Under close supervision, the Patient Care Assistant
performs a variety of para-professional nursing tasks relating to
the care and treatment of patients in the hospital or clinic.
Performs routine duties to meet the needs of patients in order to
provide safe, quality care. Performs related duties as required.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the
duties performed by employees in this classification, however,
employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.
Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual
in the classification.
- Takes preventative measures in providing patient care. Protects
skin & mucous membranes.
- Protects patients from falls or other contact injuries. Uses
positioning &/or exercise to prevent injury or the
complications of immobility. Maintains call light within patient's
reach & uses designated communication mechanism for patients
w/impaired hearing, speaking skills or language barriers.
- Assists patients with meals, personal hygiene and incontinent
care. Assist licensed staff in giving cleansing and retention
enemas to patients. Assist in catheterization and bladder
irrigation. Assists registered nurse and licensed vocational nurses
in administering treatment and other nursing tasks as needed. Takes
patients' vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood
pressure). Performs routine tests such as urine dip stick, urine
pregnancy test. Reports findings to supervising personnel.
Administers simple range of motion exercises. Assists in
application of traction devices. Positions and drapes patients for
examination or treatment. Transports patients to other areas of the
hospital in wheelchair or gurneys.
- Promptly answers call lights promptly and administers to
patient comfort and safety by adjusting beds, lights, bed rails,
pillows, patients clothing and bedside tables/equipment. Observes
and reports any deviation in patients condition/status. Keeps
patient areas clean and orderly.
- Obtains and sets up suction equipment. Turns and positions
patients. Assists patients to and from wheelchairs and gurneys.
Assists patients with ambulation.
- When assigned as a sitter, responsible for but not limited to
protecting the patient(s)/resident(s) from harm and assisting in
meeting their emotional and physical needs through one-to-one
continuous observation. Provide ongoing observation and basic
patient care. Educate patients on health related topics or
discharge information per scope of duties.
- When assigned to an outpatient setting, prepares examination
room, ensuring that it is stocked with the necessary supplies,
equipment and instruments for the type of clinic to be held.
Weighs, takes and documents patients vital signs. Assists
physicians or mid level practitioners during the examinations as
directed. Collects, labels and takes specimens to the lab. Assists
in the maintenance of a clean and well supplied clinical area.
Stock shelves and monitors expiration of medical supplies and
medications. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High School diploma
or GED with additional training a minimum. College graduate
preferred. Minimum Experience: Six months para-professional nursing
training as a Hospital Services Trainee with AHS or the equivalent
of one year full-time recent experience performing work comparable
to a Nursing Assistant in a hospital or medical facility. Required
Licenses/Certifications: BLS - Basic Life Support Certification
issued by the American Heart Association. Other advanced life
support certifications may be required per unit/department
specialty according to patient care policies. Required
Licenses/Certifications: CPI -Crisis Prevention Intervention
Training (required for certain positions in the Emergency
Department). Required Licenses/Certifications: Current Nursing
Keywords: Highland General Hospital, San Leandro , SLH Patient Care Assistant, Other , San Leandro, California
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