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Patient Care Assistant

Job ID: 4428
Location: Raleigh, NC
Facility/Division: UNC REX Healthcare
Status: Per Diem
Shift: Variable

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary:
Assists with patient transport, cleaning operating rooms, restocking supplies, and patient related duties under the supervision of a nurse/physician.


Responsibilities:
1. Maintains an environment of safety for patients, self and others.
2. Completes patient related duties according to the individual need of the patient with full consideration of the patient's safety needs.
3. Assist with transport of patients to and from designated areas within the facility upon request to ensure patients arrive to surgical unit in a timely manner.
4. Cleans operating rooms, surgical bed equipment and accessories, and surroundings as needed. Uses appropriate cleaning solutions according the level of disinfection required.
5. Run specimen reports in HSM and cross reference with specimens to ensure all are accounted for before transporting to lab. Ensures specimens are taken to appropriate department within the lab. Transports specimens, supplies and materials to and from departments within the institution.
6. Restocks supply areas with the unit including blanket warmers and fluid warmers and ensure fluids are within date according to policy. Restocks phlebotomy trays to ensure correct number of vacutainer tubes and blood drawing supplies are at par level.
7. Assists at desk, answering phones, intercom and other duties as necessary.
8. Positions patient's safely under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or Physician. Knows and practices safe positioning techniques according to case specific needs including prone positioning, holding patient in safe position for regional anesthesia, and lateral positioning.
9. Observes activity occurring in the unit and responds to needs appropriately.
10. Assemble and disassemble various bed attachments for surgical procedures such as various frames, beds, and surgical equipment. Must understand which accessories can and can not be used with the various surgical beds. Must know surgical bed set-up according to case specific needs and surgeon preference.
11. Practices aseptic technique by doning sterile gloves to eliminate contamination while lift arms and/or legs for an extended period of time to assist in preparation of surgical site.


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● BCLS required.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Six months related experience is preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, interpret and communicate clinical information, technical procedures, and health care issues. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from adult learners. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to implement critical thinking.


Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: UNC REX Healthcare

Organization Unit: Rex CT Scan 

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours Per Week: 4.00

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: US:NC:Raleigh

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No



This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.
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