CommonSpirit Health Care Asst-Health Unit Coord in THE WOODLANDS, Texas
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Position Summary: PCA and Unit Secretary
Provides patient care, clerical support and observation of monitored EKG patterns of patients on telemetry. The Unit Tech also coordinates services for the patient unit including nursing personnel.
Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff. Monitors and records vital signs, Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs. Performs blood glucose testing. Reports changes in patient's status promptly to RN. Performs phlebotomy skills on assigned unit. Performs limited sterile procedures as delegated by a RN
Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process; Performs and documents general therapeutic measures
Provides clerical support to the patient care unit through ensuring patient medical record is properly assembled, Accurately transcribing orders and enters Consults into the computer if applicable
Acts as a receptionist for the unit by directing, assisting, and communicating to patients, families, visitors, co-workers and other departmental personnel
Continuous observation of monitored EKG patterns and pulse oximetry as ordered. Sets up, calibrates and Maintains settings and alarms on telemetry module. Obtains rhythm strip at beginning of shift, admission and changes labels strip with patient identification, time, lead monitored, PR interval, ST interval, QRS interval
Trouble shoots telemetry equipment, Ensures monitors are functioning properly, ensure telemetry supplies are available. Accounts for telemetry transmitters, Verifies daily telemetry charges. Identifies changes in rate, rhythm, or pattern, notifying RN of these changes. Responds appropriately to emergency situations, runs a continuous EKG strip and notifies appropriate staff
Demonstrates commitment to the continuum of care by optimizing patient flow
Demonstrates commitment to the cost-containing goals of the patient care unit and the hospital: ordering only needed supplies, removing and delivering supplies received, entering patient charges timely, and ensuring discontinued equipment is returned promptly
Demonstrates commitment to maintain a neat, orderly, and safe environment: Maintains a neat, safe and orderly work area, keeps hallways clear of obstructions, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions.
High School Diploma/GED Required
Basic Life Support (BLS) required
Two (2) years of experience and/or training in both nursing and secretarial support in a hospital or clinical setting.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrate knowledge in the area of EKG interpretation through the following:
a) Pass the Basic Dysrhythmia Rhythm Interpretation Exam –OR–
b) Successfully complete the Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation Course (if applicable)
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Requisition ID 2021-148708
Employment Type Full Time
Department ICU/Med Surg
Hours / Pay Period 72
Facility St. Luke's Woodlands Hospital
Standard Hours 7A-7P, 3 Days a Week
Work Schedule CHI Not Applicable
Location TX-THE WOODLANDS
Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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