Patient Care Support
8 Hour Shift
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
The Nursing Assistant/CPT position performs basic and advanced Nursing Assistant skills under direct supervisor of Clinical Director or Registered Nurse.
This position performs phlebotomy and other patient care support duties.
Ages of Patients
Blood Borne Pathogens
Required: High School Diploma or equivalent if hired/promoted after April 10, 2016
Required: CNA if hired/promoted after April 10, 2016; American Heart Association BLS; Current California State Phlebotomy Certification
In lieu of certification, must have completed 1 semester of education in an accredited ADN or BSN program.
Preferred: Minimum one year nursing assistant experience.
Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations.
Accurately obtain vital signs: Temperature, Pulse, Respirations, Blood Pressure, and Pain level.
Documents and communicates abnormal values and changes to RN per policy.
Performs AM and HS hygiene per standard.
Appropriately positions and ambulates patients as per care plan.
Accurately documents Intake and Output and daily weights and communicates to RN.
Assists with set up and/or feedings of patients.
Observes all isolation procedures and regulations
Assists nurse with repositioning, ambulating, transporting, and other care as directed.
Communicates with nurse/co-workers prior to leaving unit for any reasons.
Assists with equipment storage, retrieval and procedure cart restocking as directed.
Accurately performs duties assigned by and under the supervision of the RN.
Provides safe patient environment at all times.
Stays with patient who may be in danger of falling or hurting himself.
Correctly identifies patient by use of armband.
Call bell within reach.
Application of restraints
Communicates observations of patient condition changes to Nurse
Adheres to guidelines for change of shift report from assigned RN.
Performs patient rounds at least every hour.
Completes documentation accurately as per policy.
Maintains general tidiness of patient room.
Performs venipuncture in accordance with phlebotomy and identification and labeling procedures, according to EMC policy and procedure to ensure patient safety.
Washes hands before and after patient collection, and disposes of sharps devices according to policy.
Collects patient specimens, and utilizes resources available to assist with such.
Transports patient specimens to the laboratory when applicable.
Observes all isolation precautions and regulations when collecting specimens from isolation patients.
Performs point of care glucose monitoring as directed by RN.