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Patient Care Tech I PRN

at LifePoint Health in Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Job Description

Under the supervision of an RN, performs basic patient care activities.

Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age
Provides patient care that meets the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient within the scope of practice for a certified nursing assistant/ nursing assistant
Assists with patient admissions, discharges and transfers
Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower, whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patients, changing bed linen, cleaning over bed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the shift
Provides evening care which includes hands/ face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, refreshing linen, cleaning over bed tables, straightening room, and other general care as needed
Provides general nursing assistant care such as positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/ utilizing special equipment, assisting in use of bedpan, commode and ambulating patients
Prepares patients for meals, serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients is necessary
Answers patients call lights, anticipates patient’s needs and makes rounds of assigned patients
Transports patients to various departments for ordered tests/ procedures
Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, blood pressure and intake- output
Reports patient complain of pain to supervising LPN/ RN
Observes patients mental and physical conditions, reports any changes to supervising RN
Communicates in a clear and concise manner to LPNs, RNs, and medical staff

Competency in phlebotomy and EKGs must be obtained within one year of hire date to remain in the Patient Care Tech position.

Minimum Education
GED
High School Diploma
Current Mississippi Certified Nursing Assistant license preferred but not required for Patient Care Tech I or II.

Required Skills
Must have an updated American Heart Association approved Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. If employee does not have a current BLS at time of hire or transfer, then employee will have 90 days from day of hire, or transfer, to obtain, or update, BLS certification

Required Skills
Patient Care Tech I- This position is a Nursing Assistant who has signed off to become competent in phlebotomy and EKGs.

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Organization: Bolivar Medical Center

Title: Patient Care Tech I PRN

Location: Mississippi-Cleveland

Requisition ID: 7422-3313

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Job Posting: JC203345748

Posted On: Jan 30, 2022

Updated On: Jun 26, 2022