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Patient Care Assistant - Outpatient Observation Unit - 141889

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Webb Medical Center excels in providing extraordinary health care to residents of the northwest Valley of metro Phoenix and is recognized by U.
S.
News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals.
With 404 licensed beds (and the ability to expand to nearly 500 beds) the hospital provides a wide range of services, including acute medical and surgical services as well as intensive care, emergency and urgent care, inpatient/outpatient surgery, cardiac catheterization, neurology, orthopedics, oncology, urology, pulmonary, obstetrics and gynecology, extended care, outpatient diagnostic services, acute and outpatient rehabilitation and adult behavioral services.
We are also home to the Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics, a destination orthopedic center offering a full continuum of care from admission through rehabilitation, the Louisa Kellam Center for Women's Health and The Nesting Place Obstetrical Suites, meeting women's childbirth and gynecological needs.
We're in the nation's top five percent for preventing mortality and complications, named among the top 50 hospitals in the United States and have been designated a Primary Stroke Center by the American Stroke Association's Operation Stroke Initiative and Arizona Emergency Medical System.
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Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices, and much more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided.
The many locations, career opportunities and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.
--- Job SummaryThis position provides routine patient care to promote patient comfort and contribute to the overall patient plan of care.
This position is responsible for on-going patient data collection and documentation in the medical records and provides a variety of unit support functions which contribute to the overall efficient operation of the nursing unit/department.
Essential FunctionsProvides assistance in activities of daily living and completes necessary tasks to promote patient health, including assisting patients with basic hygiene needs, maintaining an optimum level of mobility and providing assistance with nutritional intake as needed.
Collects patient specimens and data, including vital signs, input/output and other delegated measurements in accordance with unit/facility policy and standards of care.
Documents objective data and routine aspects of patient care.
Assists in the transportation of patient specimens.
Recognizes and reports abnormalities and/or changes in the patients health status and responses to treatment to a licensed professional.
Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for which care is provided.
Performs procedures and uses equipment as delegated by a licensed professional, consistent with demonstrated competencies and according to state scope of practice; procedures may include blood draws, foley catheters removal and EKGs.
Provides necessary supplies, support and assistance to medical staff and patients for unit specific procedures, under the direct supervision of a licensed professional.
Performs receptionist/clerical duties to support overall operating efficiency and effective flow of communication and information throughout the department.
Participates in the resolution of customer problems or collects necessary data and follows through to appropriate person for problem resolution.
Maintains a complete patient record with admission, transfer, and discharge information, progress notes, and consent forms.
Ensures that all reports and chart forms are scanned or filed into the patients record.
Ensures that charting forms are labeled and accessible if they are needed.
Maintains adequate supplies of frequently used, patient education materials.
Assists in the ordering of patient specimens.
May transcribe and process physician orders effectively using the electronic medical record.
Maintains adequate levels of office, dietary, and medical supplies and completes requisition forms when supplies need to be ordered.
Reconciles supply order upon delivery.
Monitors and tracks the use and whereabouts of electronic equipment such as patient ID scanners and lap top computers.
Ensures that all are accounted for and in working order.
Based on area of assignment may assist with transporting patients, including pre-operative and immediate post-operative patients to critical care unit.
Participates in OR room turnover.
Minimum QualificationsHigh School Diploma or equivalent.
Current BLS certification.
Current C.
N.
A.
license in state of practice may be required in certain facilities and/or departments in accordance with regulatory requirements or facility/department policy.
Requires skills and abilities typically attained with 1 year of medical clerical experience; preferably in a hospital or physician office setting, or prior experience in customer service.
Must possess excellent organizational skills, as well as effective human relations and communication skills.
Working knowledge of medical terminology and computer literacy and keyboarding skills is required.
Preferred QualificationsRecent healthcare experience preferred.
Successful completion of an approved unit secretary program is preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.


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