Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant II-(Days) Full Time in HOUSTON, Texas
Patient Care Assistant II-(Days) Full Time
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.
The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.
Performs a variety of routine tasks to support the delivery of safe, effective, cost-efficient patient care as delegated by the RN. They provide assistance in transporting, transferring and lifting. They perform cleaning functions in patient care unit as delegated, and perform selected diagnostic tests.
High School Diploma/GED Required
Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS
One (1) year direct patient care experience
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good written/oral communication skills
Completion of PCA II orientation/training
Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff
Monitors and records vital signs
Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs
Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output
Obtains and records daily weight
Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter
Reports changes in patient’s status promptly to RN
Performs as patient care companion when needed
Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process
Performs unit housekeeping needs.
Acts as a runner/transporter
Acts as receptionist for unit; has limited use of the hospital information systems according to hospital policy dependent on the need of unit
Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel
Updates assigned bed status
Answers call lights and telephone
Keeps patient environment clean, Performs comfort rounds, keeps hallways clear of obstruction, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions
Communicates with patient’s family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner
Performs sterile procedures including urinary catheterizations as delegated by a RN
Performs phlebotomy and 12 lead EKGs as permitted on the assigned unit
Removes saline locks
Job Clinical Support
Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule Days
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2018-R0167978
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.