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UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg - 1:1 Care Attendant - Float Pool

  • Job ID: 273712711
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
  • Department: Float Pool HBG
  • Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $13.10 to $19.90 / hour

Description

Purpose:
Provides limited patient care, support, and observation services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and may be directed by the nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times. Must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for Care Attendants: observation, hygiene (bath and oral care), bed making, transfer assistance, and comfort measures.

Responsibilities:
  • Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status. Completes clerical functions as needed by department. Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understands policies and procedures for blood borne pathogen exposure. 
  • Provide one-on-one companionship/supervision with patients.
  • Provides observation and direct patient care as directed by the RN including, but not limited to activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, and ambulating, as well as turning and repositioning patients. Maintains an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including, but not limited to completing safety checks, keeping the patient room clean and organized, cleaning patient-specific equipment, changing bed linens, and emptying linen hampers.
  • Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to, performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the Care Attendant position, and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas. 
  • Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers, and distributes patient mail as applicable if not directly with patient.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Contributes to universal patient activities including, but not limited to, responding to telephones, assisting with meal trays, and accompanying patients during transport.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrates understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence, and impairment in the workplace.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation, and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent or enrollment in a high school career exploration program.  
  • If no previous patient care training, successful completion of UPMC care attendant (sitter) training program or Nursing Student that has completed one Clinical Rotation. 
  • Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques.  
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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