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Patient Care Assistant Paranesthesia

Allina Health

Allina Health

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St. Louis, MO, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Number of Job Openings Available:

1

Date Posted:

February 07, 2024

Department:

34005630 Day Surgery Center Surgery

Shift:

Day/Evening (United States of America)

Shift Length:

8 hour shift

Hours Per Week:

28

Union Contract:

SEIU-4-United Service Workers

Weekend Rotation:

None

Job Summary:

Allina Health is a not-for-profit health system that cares for individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. If you value putting patients first, consider a career at Allina Health. Our mission is to provide exceptional care as we prevent illness, restore health and provide comfort to all who entrust us with their care. This includes you and your loved ones. We are committed to providing whole person care, investing in your well-being, and enriching your career.

Key Position Details:

  • 28 hours per week
  • Day/Evening shifts
  • Benefit Eligible

Job Description:

Under the direct supervision of a RN, assists in the delivery of patient care. This includes performing personal care such as feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, moving and transporting patients, or changing linens. Collects and documents vital signs and other observations of patients. This position is also accountable for performing phlebotomy draws as delegated from the lab.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Performs personal care/interventions as assigned.
    • Completes interventions according to identified critical elements of each procedure.
    • Answers patient call lights promptly for both assigned and other patients.
    • Assists patient with grooming and hygiene needs, maintains skin integrity, personal comfort and population specific needs of the patient.
    • Distributes and sets up water, snacks and patient trays and assists patients.
    • Cleans up after service/activity/observation is completed.
    • Provides assistance to the RN with basic treatments and procedures, which include but are not limited to PT/OT, Respiratory, empty tubes, and drains and removing foleys.
    • Provides assistance to the RN for admission, transfer or discharge of patients.
    • Performs hourly rounding.
    • Collects and saves specimens.
    • Perform phlebotomy draws according to hospital standards.
    • Perform Lab tests, which could include blood glucose monitoring and Point of Care (POC) Urine Pregnancy Test.
    • May transport medications excluding controlled substances within the site.
    • May assist with room turnover which could include cleaning and restocking.
    • May participate as a Runner which entails supporting the staff with obtaining and delivering equipment, instruments or specimens.
  • Observes, collects and documents health status data as assigned.
    • Completes measurements according to critical elements of policy/procedures, which may include: temperatures, radial pulses, blood pressures, respirations, weights, intake and output.
    • Reports immediately to the RN observations/health status data that are not within normal limits for the patient or are significantly changed.
    • Documents according to documentation guidelines.
  • Contributes to an environment that is safe for patients, visitors and employees.
    • Protects patient, self and others from injury during transfers, lifts and transports by using proper equipment and body mechanics.
    • Reports environmental risks or equipment malfunctions to supervisor.
    • Uses equipment following policies, procedures and manufacturer directions or standards.
    • May handle hazardous waste (identifies, segregates, and disposes of hazardous waste; ensures container integrity; knows emergency response procedures to spills, fires, and evacuation procedures).
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age with education and/or experience needed to meet required functional competencies as listed on the job description
  • Must meet one of the following requirements:
    ◦ Six months of nursing assistant experience
    ◦ Successful completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program
    ◦ Completion of one (1) semester of clinical rotations within an accredited nursing program


Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED


Licenses/Certifications

  • Must meet at least ONE of the requirements below:
    ◦ Current BLS certification from the American Heart Association
    ◦ Current BLS certification from the American Red Cross
    ◦ Allina in-house BLS training (within 30 days of hire)


Physical Demands
Medium Work*:
Lifting weight Up to 32 lbs. occasionally (*Allina Safe Patient Moving Policy), Up to 25 lbs. frequently

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