Summary: Under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse, the patient care assistant performs various clerical duties and performs duties in the care and treatment of patients in accordance with established methods and procedures
High School Graduate or equivalent
Successful Completion of Advanced Dysrhythmia and training in the use of central station monitors is required
Successful Completion of accredited Patient Care Assistant Program
After 1 year of employment successful completion of phlebotomy technician certification
BLS - Basic Life Saving certification
Patient Hygiene: Consistently and independently provides direct patient care including bathing, mouth care, skin care, and ensures clean linen. Attentive to all of the patient's personal needs
Patient Safety: Maintains a safe, clean environment for patients. Reports maintenance needs. Follows standard precautions and isolation protocols. Follows fall prevention policy. Follows standards for prevention of skin breakdown
Documentation: Accurately and promptly documents patient data including patient care, treatments, vital signs, and intake and output. Collection of specimens
Unit organization prepares patient rooms and beds for receiving patient admissions, returning surgical patients, transfers, or emergencies. Ensure patient rooms remain free of clutter. Maintains safe, clean and organized work area and equipment
Care and treatment: Assists with positioning, turning, lifting, and ambulating patients. Applies special equipment and completes treatments as directed. Accu-checks completed as directed.
Nutritional care: Distributes food trays / sets up trays promptly. Assists or feeds patients as necessary. Removes trays in a timely manner and documents accurate intake. Distributes drinking water and other nourishment to patients throughout the shift. Patient rounds
Patient rounds: Completes purposeful hourly rounds to assigned patients and anticipates patient’s needs. Responds promptly to call lights, patient requests, and initiates interventions.Communication/Bedside Report
Bedside report: Promptly reports any changes observed in the condition or behavior of the patient to the nurse. Gives accurate Bedside Report as handoff to oncoming shift. Aware of changes in patient care plan and communicates this when handing off
Professional Accountability: Actively assists others and accepts additional duties or assignments. Timely completion of assigned education and annual competencies. Actively engaged in unit-based councils and performance improvement. Recognizes unit needs and works to help facilitate solutions.
Collects and prepares blood specimens for laboratory testing. Reviews physician orders, obtains clinical and demographic information, prints draw lists, and verifies patient identification and correct specimen type for tests requested.Proficient obtaining high quality EKGs. Able to recognize critical EKGs and follows policy for reporting the results
Responsible for the documentation of cardiac rhythms at a central monitoring station under supervision of a Registered Nurse
Responsible for the receptionist and clerical function on the Patient Care unit
Credentials: Essential: * BLS - Basic Life Saving certification
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
Education: Essential: * High school graduate or equivalent
Location: Hospital-Main Campus
Shift : 12 hour rotating shifts includes nights, weekends and holidays. 7A-7P; 7P-7A
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.