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HCT - CPRH Comprehensive Rehab Ctr

Carle

Carle

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
To assist Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses in the provision of patient care by performing assigned patient care and unit maintenance activities. As a Healthcare Technician at Carle Health, you'll play a vital role in helping patients regain their independence and confidence. Working closely with a multidisciplinary team, you will provide expert care that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional well-being.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
H.S. Diploma/GED

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Basic Life Support (BLS) (AHA) within 30 days.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Performs Patient Care Activities as delegated by the Nurse utilizing applicable policies and procedures to ensure patient needs and expectations are met.* Knowledgeable and skilled in applicable procedures in providing care. * Provides hygiene needs of assigned patients (AM/PM care, oral hygiene and denture care, perineal care, shampoo, bathing, shaving, care of TED/SCD hose.) * Provides nutritional needs of assigned patients. (Tray distribution, setting up trays, offering supplements, feeding, adding tube feeding and recording intake.) * Provides elimination needs of assigned patient. (Foley care, bowel movements, bladder training, enemas, and external catheters; records output.) * Provides skin care of assigned patients. (turning, positioning, recognition and prevention of skin breakdown, operation of special beds, nail care, and back rubs.) * Provides comfort measures (Proper positioning, back rubs, oral care, wrinkle free bed sheets and ensuring that bedside table, water pitcher, urinal are within reach.) * Provides activity needs of assigned patients (i.e. dangling, turning, chair, ambulating, walker, and crutches). * Performs measurements of assigned patients (I&O, hemoccult, gastrocult, TPR, B/P, weights, empty drains, abdominal girth, hose measurements). * Performs additional skills as directed and supervised by the nurse, after training and certification, i.e. intermittent urinary catheterization and clean dressing changes (varies by unit or area).* Assists with admission, transfer, and discharge of patient. * Completes assigned aspects of admission process including vital signs, height and weight, room setup, room orientation, assists patient to bed, assures call light available etc. * Sets up equipment for care (IV poles, admission kit, others) * Stores and transfers belongings (dentures, hearing aids, glasses and other personal items). * Packs up all patient belongings at discharge.* Achieves patient satisfaction when providing patient care. * Makes rounds minimally every two hours to assure that patients are comfortable, positioned properly, call light available, room orderly. * Patient needs are met and satisfaction of care is expressed * Demonstrates ability to anticipate patient needs * Answers all call lights promptly * Respects privacy* Reports pertinent patient information to the nurse assigned to the patient in a timely manner.* Documentation is completed prior to leaving shift.
  • Uses time, supplies, and other resources productively to promote responsive and cost effective care for our patients. Performs unit maintenance duties/errands to ensure a clean, neatly organized, efficiently operating unit.* Completes care while conserving resources. * Completes work within assigned shift. * Overtime used only as requested by Director/Unit Leader/Lead RN/ Shift Coordinator. * Prevents waste of supplies and linen. * Checks patient room for unused equipment/supplies and returns to SPD promptly. * Assists with patient lifting in a timely manner.* Demonstrates ability to organize and prioritize work with changes as directed by the nurse. * Uses slow time to improve unit appearance and accept additional assignments. * Assists others in assignment completion. * Willingly responds to requests by nursing staff accepting delegated duties from the Registered Professional Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse.* Performs unit maintenance duties * Maintains neat and safe patient environment, including bedside table, bathrooms, wastebaskets, bedpans, and specipans. * Assures discontinued equipment is removed from patient rooms. * Completes assigned maintenance tasks such as: cleaning of kitchen, refrigerators, utility rooms, IV poles, carts, making charts, and distributing SPD items. * Ensures adequate stock of BSI supplies in all rooms. * Knowledgeable of SPD exchange cart system and consistently charges out supplies used.* Performs errands as requested * Knowledgeable of locations of various su



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