Job Description

Job Title: Medical Assistant - Neuro ICU
Job ID: 600826
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours: Day/Night with Rotation
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: 8W - Neuro ICU
Location: , Altoona PA


Flex Full Time Day/Night with Rotation

This is a union (AFSCME) position

Posted: 7/11/2017


Functions as a member of the nursing team in providing patient care and other related activities under the direction of the registered nurse in accordance with level of training.


  • Accurately enters I & O into computer.
  • Adheres to universal precautions and complies with established occupational exposure policies.
  • Answers nurse call system promptly and responds appropriately.
  • Applicant of heat and cold therapy as directed by the Registered Nurse.
  • Applied TED hose and sequential compression devices as directed by the Registered Nurse.
  • Assists in the transfer, transport and discharge of patients.
  • Assists in utilization of patient protective mechanisms and restraints as directed. Assists with toileting; collects and labels urine and fecal specimens.
  • Assists patients in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort; adheres to instructions issued by a team leader/Clinical Manager and follows established routine.
  • Assists patients in activities of daily living.
  • Assists patients into and out of bed and in turning, lifting, positioning, and ambulating.
  • Assists with post mortem care.
  • Assists, as directed, with care of patients.
  • Carries out other related activities as required by the Hospital to ensure quality patient care.
  • Cleans and stores equipment, restocks supplies and checks for outdates routinely.
  • Gives enemas, pericare, and catheter care as directed by the Registered Nurse.
  • Maintains patient's environment.
  • Makes patients rounds as directed.
  • Performs other assigned work such as general cleaning of nursing unit rooms, cupboards, and refrigerators; passes clean linen/bags and collects soiled linen.
  • Performs point of care testing as directed by the Registered Nurse. Performs bladder scanning and reports results to the Registered Nurse. Accompanies telemetry monitored patients off the unit as directed by the Registered Nurse. Performs phlebotomy as directed by the Registered Nurse. Performs EKG's as directed by the Registered Nurse.
  • Prepares patients for meals and nourishment; serves and collects trays; feeds or assists with feeding, as directed; provides fresh water and in between meal nourishment.
  • Provides for recreational and/or diversional activities for patients as directed.
  • Records vital signs in computer.
  • Responds appropriately to emergency situations, i.e., CPR.
  • Runs errands as required to meet patient care needs.
  • Stamps necessary forms and cards for patients.
  • Takes and records temperatures, pulses, respirations, blood glucose and blood pressures; as directed by registered nurse.


Education and Formal Training Required: Must have high school education and is a graduate of a secondary program in Medical Assistant curriculum. Certification preferred; not required. Specific Abilities: Participates as a Health Care Team Member by assisting with data gathering, as phlebotomist, EKG technician and hands on patient care. Must Maintain CPR Certification. Must complete ARHS Arrhythmia Recognition course within 6 months of hire.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 to $11.30

Union Position: Yes

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