Patient Care Associate - Nursing 8 Silver - MSBI - Part Time - Days - Every Weekend/Alternating Fridays
- New York Ny
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Roles & Responsibilities:
As an integral part of the clinical care team, the Patient Care Associate is responsible for patient care and support activities promoting patient focused care within the Specialty Service. The Patient Care Associate supports the registered nurse in patient care activities, such as: assisting patient with activities of daily living, collecting specimens and performing procedures; maintaining a safe, clean environment; and other duties as needed.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Performs and records patient's vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respirations. Documents intake and output and other data as assigned.
Obtains patients’ rating on pain scales as a fifth vital sign in all areas except Pediatrics.
Performs clinical procedures, such as specimen collection, venipuncture, EKG, application of compression devices, post-mortem care, and maintenance of skin integrity. Sets up for selected procedures and assists RN's accordingly.
Assists patient with activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing and/or toileting. Orients patients to clinical environment. Assists patient with ambulation and all levels of mobilization.
Assists with dietary functions, including delivering and collecting patient trays at bedside, passing menus to patients and assisting them with menu completion, mixing nutritional supplements, reporting variation in eating patterns to RN/Dietitian, and maintaining accurate and timely systems for transmission of patient dietary orders and changes.
Staff Shared Duties and Responsibilities Across Clinical Specialties
Greets visitors and answers telephones promptly and courteously. Escorts visitors to appropriate area, when necessary. Provides information as appropriate.
Answers Patient Call System and refers calls to appropriate staff.
Maintains a safe, clean and functional environment, including removing trash and bringing physical plant and equipment problems to the attention of the managers.
Transports patients to stretchers or wheelchairs, as required.
Delivers and collects trays and bedside. Delivers flowers to patients.
Operates the pneumatic tube system when required.
Shared Duties and Responsibilities Across ICU's/Specialty Units
Performs emergency clean-up.
Performs emergency transport.
Performs discharge bed making.
Updates communication board/discharge log.
Assembles medical records.
Updates Admission/Transfer/Discharge System.
Maintains supplies and care of equipment
High school diploma or GED required.
Three to nine months of healthcare experience preferred. Venipuncture and EKG skills required.
Certificate of Medical Assistant training or equivalent.
Heartsaver Certification from American Heart Association and/or BCLS.
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong, and are able to professionally advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 42,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
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