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Patient Care Associate: Pediatric Emergency Room

Company: Memorial Healthcare System
Location: Hollywood
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Summary:Under the supervision of an RN, performs basic patient care and other related technical and clinical support activities.Detailed responsibilities:--- Performs basic patient care activities as delegated and supervised by an RN, including but not limited to: monitoring vital signs, EKG testing, phlebotomy, taking blood glucose measurements, and recording intake and output.--- Assists patients with tending to personal care and activities of daily living, including bathing, grooming, and eating--- Monitors patient status and response; Reports abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental, and emotional conditions to nursing staff.--- Assists with keeping patient rooms/areas stocked, clean and orderly.--- Assist with transporting patients, as needed.Competencies and skills:Essential:--- STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct. --- CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.--- ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.--- RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.--- PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems. --- ORGANIZATION SKILLS: Organizes work to achieve maximum efficiency. --- PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"--- PATIENT SAFETY - ANCILLARY/SUPPORT: Contributes to a safe patient care environment. ----Education:Essential:--- None--- Vocation Technical--Education specialization:Essential:--- PhlebotomyCredentials:Essential:--- BLS CertificationEducation equivalent experience:Essential:--- Successful completion of patient care training or 6 months patient care experience.--- Successful completion of patient care training or 6 months patient care experience. EKG and phlebotomy competencies required within 6 months of hire date.--Other information:Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Required Work Experience: 6 month patient care experience required if no prior completion of patient care training.----Working conditions:Essential:--- Bending and Stooping------ 60.00%--- Climbing------ 20.00%--- Keyboard Entry------ 60.00%--- Kneeling------ 60.00%--- Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater------ 60.00%--- Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient------ 60.00%--- Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient------ 60.00%--- Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient------ 60.00%--- Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient------ 60.00%--- Pushing or Pulling > 75 lbs Non-Patient------ 60.00%--- Reaching------ 60.00%--- Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm------ 60.00%--- Running------ 40.00%--- Sitting------ 60.00%--- Squatting------ 60.00%--- Standing------ 60.00%--- Walking------ 60.00%--- Audible Speech------ 60.00%--- Hearing Acuity------ 60.00%--- Depth Perception------ 60.00%--- Distinguish Color------ 60.00%--- Seeing - Far------ 60.00%--- Seeing - Near------ 60.00%--- Bio hazardous Waste------ 60.00%--- Biological Hazards - Respiratory------ 60.00%--- Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion------ 60.00%--- Blood and/or Bodily Fluids------ 60.00%--- Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens------ 60.00%--- Cytotoxic Chemicals------ 20.00%--- Dust------ 40.00%--- Gas/Vapors/Fumes------ 60.00%--- Hazardous Chemicals------ 20.00%--- Hazardous Medication------ 20.00%--- Latex------ 20.00%--- Computer Monitor------ 60.00%--- Domestic Animals------ 20.00%--- Moving Mechanical Parts------ 60.00%--- Needles/Sharp Objects------ 60.00%--- Potential for Physical Assault------ 20.00%--- Radiation------ 20.00%--- Wet or Slippery Surfaces------ 60.00%------Organizational Profile:Joe DiMaggio himself helped celebrate the opening of the first Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital back in 1992. Today, the freestanding Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is one of the region's leading pediatric hospitals, offering a comprehensive scope of healthcare services and programs in a child-friendly atmosphere. A full-service, 226-bed hospital, we treat minor illnesses, trauma-related accidents and some of the most complex medical conditions.Today, in its 25th year, the hospital now has the unique distinction of being the first - and only - pediatric hospital in the world to be designated as person-centered organization by Planetree. We are one of only four children's hospitals in Florida that performs pediatric heart transplants, and one of just a handful worldwide offering extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).Services include:Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Heart Institute, which has performed 21 pediatric transplant surgeriesCenter for Cancer and Blood DisordersCleft and Craniofacial CenterCystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary and Sleep CenterDermatologyEmergency Department and Trauma CenterPediatric EndocrinologyGeneral and Thoracic SurgeryPediatric Orthopedic SurgeryPediatric Hypertension and NephrologyPediatric Intensive Care Unit and Wasie Neonatal Intensive Care Unit[U18] Sports Medicine Program for young athletesOutpatient servicesInpatient and Outpatient RehabilitationJoe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has been named a Broward Family Favorite by Broward Family Life magazine as a Favorite Pediatric Hospital, and has been honored by US News & World Report as a Best Children's Hospital for Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Orthopedics and Urology.Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.

Keywords: Memorial Healthcare System, Miami , Patient Care Associate: Pediatric Emergency Room, Other , Hollywood, Florida

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