Patient Care Associate
Company: Hackensack Meridian Health
Posted on: November 15, 2019
How have you impacted someone\'s life today* At Hackensack Meridian
Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients
by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our
hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our
long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete
spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in
multiple settings while building your career, all within New
Jersey\'s premier healthcare system.
The Patient Care Associate provides direct patient care under the
direction of the RN professional to all assigned patients and
maintains a safe patient area. This role also supplies clerical
support for this patient population. He/She assumes responsibility
and accountability for patient care as a team member in order to
achieve established outcomes.
1. Provides hygiene and comfort care to patients including bathing,
toileting/diapering, feeding and bed making. 2. Takes vital signs
under the direction of the RN and documents electronically
according to Medical Center policy, reporting results to RN. 3.
Performs and documents glucose finger stick/heel stick and collects
other specimens including stool, urine and sputum when directed by
the RN. 4. Observes and documents patient s intake and output. 5.
Maintains BLS certification and initiates interventions in emergent
situations. 6. Assists with patient transport to and from the
unit/department. 7. Provides a safe patient environment by
answering all call lights promptly, communicating with the RN
immediately for any changes in patient condition. 8. Acts in the
patient sitter role when needed. 9. Monitors inventory, orders
supplies and equipment and procures all items as needed using
established channels. 10. Performs A/D/T functions and patient
charge entries. 11. Initiates, and maintains patient s medical
record in accordance with established policies. 12. Identifies the
needs of the patient population served and with the professional
nurse modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs
(i.e.: age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired).
13. Communicates with patients and primary caregivers at their
level of understanding 14. Adheres to the standards in the Medical
Center s Organizational Competencies and Code of Conduct. 15.
Performs other appropriate duties of the department at the request
of the Nurse Manager/Supervisor. Department Specific Job Functions:
Mother / Baby 1. Identifies mother/significant other and infant
accurately. 2. Downloads Glucometer and TcB information in
accordance with established policies. Pediatric Units 1. Obtains
and documents patient s weight, height/length, and head
circumference as appropriate to patient population.
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. High school
diploma or equivalent. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Preferred: 1. Certified Nursing Assistant and/or nursing student
enrolled in a BSN program who has successfully completed
theoretical and clinical practical in fundamentals of nursing in
nursing school. Licenses and Certifications Required: 1. AHA Basic
Health Care Life Support HCP Certification. Licenses and
Meridian Health is committed to the principles of equal employment
opportunity and affirmative action and will not discriminate in the
recruitment or employment practices on the basis of race, color,
creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender, age,
religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression,
disability, veteran status and any other category protected by
federal or state law.
Keywords: Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack , Patient Care Associate, Other , Hackensack, New Jersey
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