Patient Care Assistant I - Heart Lung Transplant

CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center - Houston, TX

Full-time
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.

The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.

Position Summary

Performs a variety of routine tasks to support the delivery of safe, effective, cost-efficient patient care as delegated by the RN. They provide assistance in transporting, transferring and lifting. They perform cleaning functions in patient care unit as delegated, and perform selected diagnostic tests.

Position Responsibilities:
Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff

Monitors and records vital signs

Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs

Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output

Obtains and records daily weight

Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter

Reports changes in patient’s status promptly to RN

Performs as patient care companion when needed

Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process

Performs unit housekeeping needs.

Acts as a runner/transporter

Acts as receptionist for unit; has limited use of the hospital information systems according to hospital policy dependent on the need of unit

Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel

Updates assigned bed status

Answers call lights and telephone

Keeps patient environment clean, Performs comfort rounds, keeps hallways clear of obstruction, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions

Communicates with patient’s family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner

Education:
High School Diploma/GED Required

Basic Life Support (BLS) required

Minimum Experience:
Less than one (1) year direct patient care experience

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good written/oral communication skills

Additional Information
Requisition ID: 2019-R0254053
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center