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Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Company: USA Health
Location: Mobile
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:USA Health is Transforming Medicine along the Gulf Coast to care for the unique needs of our community.USA Health is changing how medical care, education and research impact the health of people who live in Mobile and the surrounding area. Our team of doctors, advanced care providers, nurses, therapists and researchers provide the region's most advanced medicine at multiple facilities, campuses, clinics and classrooms. We offer patients convenient access to innovative treatments and advancements that improve the health and overall wellbeing of our community.Responsibilities:Receives verbal/written assignments from RN/LPN; assists patients with Activities of Daily Living; reports any changes in patient condition to RN/LPN; maintains clean and neat stocked areas and patient rooms; cleans equipment between each patient use; operates unit equipment as required; runs unit errands as needed; assists with and accompanies patients on admission, discharge, and transfer; answers patient call lights promptly; keeps hallway clear of equipment; distributes water and ice; maintains 24-hour urine collections; performs catheter checks and blood glucose monitoring; runs unit errands as needed; takes and records vital signs and weight; records accurate intake and output (to include NG, chest tube, ostomy bags, foley, etc.); signs/initials documentation; documents patient turns and repositioning; reports any skin condition to RN; assists with completion of daily flow sheet; responds to overhead pages; participates in orientation of new employees as assigned; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.Qualifications:High school diploma or equivalent. Experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Keywords: USA Health, Mobile , Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Other , Mobile, Alabama

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