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Care Attendant (Casual) – Nursing Student Opportunity

  • Job ID: 210004AG
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours: Casual shifts (primarily nights & weekends)
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Altoona
  • Department: Emergency Dept
  • Location: 620 Howard Avenue, Altoona PA 16601
  • Union Position: no
  • Salary Range: $14.19 to $21.56 / hour

Description

Are you an aspiring healthcare professional interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? If
you're passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to
explore this opportunity today! 


UPMC Altoona is looking for a Care Attendant to work in our Emergency Department!

 

This is the perfect opportunity for nursing students or students in other related healthcare fields - we have multiple opportunities immediately available!  This role offers flexible scheduling, however, our biggest need right now if for night and weekend coverage.


Job Purpose:
The Care Attendant 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 core responsibilities for Care Attendants: Maintains a safe patient environment, including
safety checks, keeping patient rooms clean. Interacts and attends to patients and families on regular basis. Provides fall prevention,
observation, bed making, ADLs (bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, ambulating, turning/repositioning). Assists with I&O, weights.
Skilled at constant observation and psychiatric observation competencies.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides observation and direct patient care as directed by the RN including, but not limited to activities of daily living such asbathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, and ambulating, as well as turning and repositioning patients. Maintains anenvironment 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, performingmessenger 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. Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status. Completes clerical functions as needed by department.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction. Identifies and communicates learning needs to the direct supervisor. Takes action to improve knowledge, skills, and performance. Request’s assistance in planning and prioritizing activities, as needed. Participates in self-review as requested by the direct supervisor.
  • 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. Cares for patients and self by supporting safety 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.
  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies. Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships. Contributes to universal patient activities including, but not limited to, responding to telephones, assisting with meal trays, and accompanying patients during transport.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department. Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges. Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • 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.
  • 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. Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information. Responds within the scope of the Care Attendant role to emergent situations. Provide one-on-one companionship/supervision with patients.
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understands policies and procedures for blood borne pathogen exposure. Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information. Responds within the scope of the Care Attendant role to emergent situations. Provide one-on-one companionship/supervision with patients.

*Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
*Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Educational/Knowledge Requirements:

  • If no previous patient care training, successful completion of UPMC care attendant(sitter) training program
  • Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Licensure/Certification/Clearances:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • 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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