Job Definition Job DescriptionSCOPE OF POSITION
The Clinical Assistant performs essential duties under the direction of RN or LPN in a timely and efficient manner.
Promptly answers and responds to call-lights or intercom system to determine patients' needs. Communicates in a clear and understandable manner.
Assists patients with routine activities of daily living - bathing, assists with mobility (such as turning patients, helping with ambulation or lifting to chair). Must have working knowledge of good body mechanics to prevent injury to patient or self. Must adhere to Decubitus and Safety Protocols.
Serves and collects food trays. Assists and/or feeds patients as needed. Fills water pitchers.
Takes and records temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respirations. Accurately records intake (foods and liquids) and output on appropriate chart form. Appropriately reports and changes in condition of patients. Obtains patient specimens as per policies. Adheres to Standard Precautions in regards to body fluids.
Sets up rooms for admissions. Orients patient/family to unit, hospital facilities and services. Maintains a neat, clean safe environment for patients. Provides and changes linens as needed.
Contributes relevant and appropriate information to RN for daily revision of the plan care. Follows and delivers plan care as directed by RN.
Knowledgeable and sensitive to Patient's Rights. Treats all patients, visitors, and staff members consistently, fairly and with respect. Demonstrates effective listening skills to provide support for patient needs. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills appropriate to age-specific population served.
Responds in emergency situations in a calm manner. Pages emergency codes and responds appropriately. Must be CPR certified and have a knowledge of their role (within their scope of responsibility) in emergency situations.
Maintains good customer relation skills, in the presence of hospital customers, including patients, family, general public, physicians and other employees.
Participates in performance improvement efforts.
Prepares and completes charts on a new admission in a timely manner. Transcribes and processes physician's orders and secures nurse review of orders in a timely manner. Processes “STAT” orders immediately and notifies appropriate nurse of orders. In event that the above cannot be accomplished within a timely manner, the unit secretary must notify the RN.
Total accountability for ensuring that all patient records are stamped with patient's correct name. Maintains chart forms in proper order and appropriate charts. Ensure that discharge records are properly prepared.
Promptly and politely answers telephone, intercom and call lights. Carries out request and relays messages appropriately.
Responds in emergency situations in a calm manner. Pages emergency codes immediately upon direction of staff. Must be CPR certifies and have a working knowledge of fire safety, fire extinguishers and evacuation routes.
Maintains good customer relation skills, in the presence of hospital customers, including patients, family, general public, physicians and other employees. Requires a working knowledge of SCCH philosophy and policies.
Responsible for ordering and maintaining supplies on unit. Keeps work areas neat and orderly. Is current regarding computer skills and order processing.
Updates assignment board at beginning of each shift and at times during the shift when the census changes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
See Table of Organization.
Communicates in a clear and understandable manner appropriate to the age/developmental stage of the patient or visitor.
Good interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills.
Has working knowledge of telephone, computer and other office equipment.
Is organized and can deal effectively with multiple tasks and changing work requirements.
A valid CNA license is preferred ]]>
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