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Patient Care Associate - FlexStaff (Per Diem/Contract) (Cohen Children's MedicalCenter)

Company: Northwell Health
Location: Nassau
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description


Responsibilities:


  • Assists with the unit's admission and discharge processes.
  • Establishes good interpersonal relationships with families/visitors and hospital staff.
  • Reports vital information to all levels of the healthcare team, as needed.
  • Conveys needed information to patients and visitors.
  • Maintains good communication with co-workers for proper team functioning.
  • Communicates pertinent patient observations to members of the health care team.
  • Performs direct patient care as assigned for designated group of patients.
  • Obtains and documents patient vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, respirations, pulse, weight, and height) using appropriate equipment.
  • Apprises the Registered Nurse and health care team of any observed significant changes in the patient's condition.
  • Communicates written and verbal information.
  • Responds to patient requests and/or call light.
  • Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients and families in accordance with hospital standards.
  • Functions in an emergency situation as a team member with guidance from supervisory personnel.
  • Assists with restrained patients according to established policy.
  • Performs grade I and II decubitus care, as directed.
  • Performs activities of daily living appropriate to patient's condition.
  • Uses proper body mechanics, obtains help and/or uses appropriate equipment when lifting, moving or transferring patients from bed to chair, putting them on stretchers and assisting them into wheelchairs.
  • Performs delegated patient care procedures.
  • Obtains and labels specimens, and performs certain diagnostic tests consistent with established procedures, as directed.
  • Performs phlebotomy procedures.
  • Performs telemetry and electrocardiograms, as directed.
  • Uses clinical knowledge in the care and management of patients based on diagnoses and the unit assigned.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

    Qualifications:
    * High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
    * Proficiency in performing EKG and Phlebotomy, required.
    * Minimum one (1) year of direct patient care experience, required.








    *Additional Salary Detail


    The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future. When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).


Keywords: Northwell Health, Albany , Patient Care Associate - FlexStaff (Per Diem/Contract) (Cohen Children's MedicalCenter), Other , Nassau, New York

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