Patient Care Assistant, Gen Surg/Onc/Trauma


Houston, TX

What you'll be doing

Delivers appropriate advanced indirect and selected direct patient care at a competent level as directed by a physician, registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse within the scope of hospital-approved PCA II skills inventory according to the needs/age of the patient/population served; collaborates with other members of the healthcare team to plan, expedite and promote quality patient care; employs critical thinking skills when identifying and responding to abnormal findings, reporting such to the nurse immediately; maintains simple drainage devices; takes patients' TPR and blood pressure, monitors intake and output, and maintains related records; performs skin preps and prepares patients for procedures as directed. Assists patients with written teaching protocols; prepares patients for meals and feeds them; performs/assists with baths; assists patient in mobility; performs assigned treatments, as directed; maintains equipment and patient rooms in orderly fashion; performs assigned data entry via computer; serves as unit clerk and/or monitors patients as assigned. Reports any changes in patient's condition to the patient's nurse or charge nurse. Ensures safe care to patients adhering to policies/procedures/standards of care, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, and accuracy of practice. Promotes individual professional growth/development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education/skills competency; supports department goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor/mentor/resource to less experienced staff.

What your background should be

Certified as a nursing assistant by the Texas department of health or at least 5 years work experience in an acute care hospital as a nursing assistant. Ability to understand written instructions and perform basic mathematical calculations; demonstrates skills for assigned specialty area/function or assigned procedures. Demonstrated ability to perform duties with increased responsibilities. Ability to perform duties requiring prolonged standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting. Demonstrates commitment to the partners-in-caring process by integrating companies culture in all internal and external customer interactions.

Required Schooling / Training

Not specified

Who is the client company

Concern about hospital & healthcare services.
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