Unit Support Partner/Care Partner, Pre-Admission Testing and Wound Center

Southeastern Indiana Medical Holdings, Inc. - Columbus, IN (30+ days ago)

This position will be split between the Pre-Admission Testing department and The Wound Center; Full-time; Day shift;
  • Monday & Wednesday - 7a-5:30p in Pre-Admission Testing
  • Tuesday- 4 hours, Thursday & Friday- 8 hours in The Wound Center
Pay starts at $12.36/hr with additional compensation based on experience

The Unit Support Partner/Care Partner is a member of the health care team who performs the business functions that are essential to the nursing unit by providing reception, the admitting process, record management, order entry, and assists with pre-certification as directed. Additionally, the Unit Support Partner/Care Partner provides for patient comfort needs, performs environmental and housekeeping duties and performs patient transportation. Customers served include patients, families, and other health team members and physicians.

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

The Unit Support Partner/Care Partner will perform duties of Unit Support Partner and Care Partner as determined by need.

Care Partner Role:
Identify and provide services under the direction of an RN which meet direct patient care activity needs including performing activities of daily living for patients unable to do self-care, providing patient comfort needs, providing nourishment needs, providing a calm and safe environment which could include direct one-on-one observation of patient for safety needs, and supporting the discharge process as directed.
Provide safe patient transport.
Provide basic vital signs (oral temperature, radial pulse, and respirations), weights, intake and output monitoring and specimen collections as directed by RN.
Answer call lights and relay pertinent information to RN or LPN as needed.
Perform complete,partial, or assisted bath, feedings, offering fluids, grooming, and toileting as directed by RN.

USP Role:
Greet and assist physicians, hospital staff, visitors and clients in a courteous manner, responding to clients in accordance with Standards of Service.
Create, update, and maintain various records generated by or utilized within the department, including logs, charts, files, databases, appointments, schedules, and other records, both hard copy and electronic.
Demonstrate ability to remain calm and functional in work situation and follow directions and established emergency protocol.
Perform communication tasks through use of devices such as telephone/fax, inter-communication systems and computer terminals.
Perform order entry procedures to transcribe and initiate or maintain medical and patient care orders.
Support coordination of patient appointments in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
Perform and coordinate non-clinical aspects of admissions, discharges, transfers and record management.
Interview patients or relatives to obtain designated information for the admission or discharge process i.e. Consent to treat or Medicare Important Message signatures.
Complete chart dismantling upon patient discharge, i.e. only appropriate patient records will be sent to Health Information for storage into records repository.

High School diploma or GED required.

CPR required.