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PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT - PATIENT PLACEMENT - FULL TIME

Company: Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description Type of Opportunity: Full Time FTE: 1.****** Exempt: No Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours Summary: Transport patients between clinical departments and nursing units. Transport patients needing admission, inter-unit department transfer, or discharge from facility. Provide observation and companionship to appropriate hospitalized patient. Assist and provide basic ADLs as appropriate and directed. Provide general support for the operation of a nursing department including assuring availability of supplies and equipment as pertaining to transport. Responsibilities: *Maintain established departmental policies and procedures. *Maintains established medical therapies to include, but not limited to, oxygen, IVs, restraints, catheters etc. during transport and notifies nursing staff immediately if medical equipment alarms. *Responsible for effective communication between patients, families, and healthcare team members. *Retrieve, store and transport oxygen cylinders according to hospital policy. *Follows assigned priority as directed for admission, discharge and transfer activity. *Assist with patient transfers from hospital units to other units within the facility. *Utilize automated processes within the Teletracking system to notify the Presbyterian Care Connection of patient activity. *Gather equipment pertinent to transport from within facility to ensure equipment is available when needed. *Deliver malfunctioning equipment to Maintenance for repair. *Provides safety and security monitoring for assigned patients. Alerts nursing staff of changes in patient condition as directed. *Assist with mobility and ambulation as needed for patient transport purposes. *Maintains confidentiality of all healthcare information. *Delivers specimens to Laboratory, Microbiology and Pathology. Transports x-rays and equipment. *Performs basic clerical duties such as answering phones, taking messages, filing and copying. *Participates in educational programs, in-service meetings and departmental meetings as required. Other information: Less than one year experience in hospital setting and patient transport. Current BLS required (may be initially obtained during new hire training). Receives on-the-job training and competency verification to perform primary functions Education: Essential: - High School Diploma or GED Competencies and skills: Essential: - BLS Nonessential: - SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data - SKILL-Microsoft Office - Planning and coordinating organizational change - Anticipating & Addressing Customer Needs - Educating Employees, Customers & Transferring Knowledge - Functioning as an Effective Contingent Member - Diagnosing & Resolving Problems - Acquiring & Applying Superior Skills to achieve Quality Outcomes - Functioning as an Effective Team Member - SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies. - SKILL-Written communication Benefits Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include: - Competitive salaries - Full medical, dental and vision insurance - Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) - Free wellness programs - Paid time off (PTO) - Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions - Continuing education and career development opportunities - Life insurance and short/long term disability programs About Us Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees. Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans. We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come. About New Mexico New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great. Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC. New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west. AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses. Requisition ID: 2019-10600

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