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Patient Care Assistant-Surgical Services-Ortho PACU (36hrs/week, Days)


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PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Join us and be part of a team that empowers you to do more than your job and encourages you to:

Live Your Passion. Live Your Best. Live Your Commitment. Live Your Legacy.

Company

Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center

4586 Surgical Services-Ortho PACU

Supervisory Organization

Surgical Services-Ortho PACU

Grade

G06

Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.

Summary

Patient Care Assistant- Surgical Services Ortho PACU

Full time employment, 36 hours per week. 10 hour shifts

Monday through Friday: (06-1630, 08-1830 and 09-1930)

Occasional weekend /holidays required

POSITION SUMMARY: Assists with the delivery of direct, non-licensed patient care in accordance with established methods and procedures, under the supervision and guidance of appropriate personnel.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

Environment Management –

  • Completes cleaning tasks utilizing OSHA standards. Performs maintenance and/or inventory of equipment according to unit/department standards.
  • Practices standard precautions while handling contaminated items.
  • Maintains unit order and efficiency.
  • Maintains appearance of patient care areas and public areas.
  • Maintains safe work environment.

Supply Management/Clerical –

  • Orders and stocks supplies to meet the needs of the unit/department.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of cost containment practices.
  • Distributes supplies to appropriate areas according to unit/department standards.
  • Demonstrates computer skills necessary to perform unit/department specific responsibilities.
  • Depending on location may need to schedule patients and handle phone calls.

Patient Care/Safety –

  • Documents accurately and timely, according to unit/department standards.
  • Reports promptly unusual situations, reactions, effects or conditions related to patient care to the responsible person(s).
  • Assist patients with personal hygiene needs and/or provide activities of daily living, comfort measures including changing linen, providing safe environment for mobility and ambulation, and maintaining a clean and orderly patient environment. 
  • Safely assist in mobilizing, turning, and positioning of patients; including use of various assistive devices and mechanical lifts.
  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills when dealing with patients, family members and staff.
  • Functions as a patient advocate by resolving patient/family concerns through appropriate actions.
  • Assists with admission, transfer, and discharge procedures.
  • Answer patient call lights independently, promptly, and to the patient’s satisfaction; referring patient concerns to the RN or Nurse Manager. 
  • Provide close observation and care safely for patients who require 1:1 observation. 
  • Demonstrate proper responses to emergency situations.

Code of Conduct/Professionalism –

  • Identifies learning needs and seeks available resources and opportunities.
  • Completes assignments within designated shift.
  • Responds promptly to requests for assistance.
  • Respects patient rights and maintains strict confidentiality. 
  • Communicates clearly, concisely and appropriately (verbal/written communications).
  • Assumes personal responsibility for attendance to maintain unit/department function.
  • Demonstrates concern and respect for others thoughts and feelings and handles conflicts in a positive manner.
  • Able to prioritize continually

Clinical Skills –

  • Maintains clinical skills necessary to perform duty/job.
  • Demonstrates competency with procedures based on unit population and/or age-specific needs.
  • Obtains and accurately documents all required patient information; reporting changes and abnormal findings to the RN in a timely fashion.
  • Perform unit-specific lab tests as dictated by the Point of Care Testing lab standards (Glucose, stool, and emesis) record results, and report findings to the RN.  Perform quality control measures on unit assigned tests and equipment. 
  • Properly label specimen(s) and form(s) for lab test completion. 
  • Participates in achieving institution wide and unit based quality outcomes.
  • Performs duty/job with appropriate level of independence.
  • Performs duty/job with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Accepts accountability, as an individual and as a team member for all services provided.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • HS diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Completion of the educational requirements (additional formal education/training; maximum supervision for initial competency; high degree associated risk factors; yearly competency evaluation and training).
  • CPR Certification required.

COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

Attention/Concentration:

  • The position requires the ability to attend to more than one aspect of a situation simultaneously.  It is highly likely that multiple task demands are going to be required of the individual at the same time.

New Learning and Memory:

  • Demands on memory and for processing new information are minimal.  The individual must have the ability to understand or carry out simple instructions.

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Creative Thinking:

  • The position requires the ability to evaluate existing options to resolve a presenting problem.  The resolutions or options are clearly defined, limited in number and are altered infrequently.  Selection of the most appropriate solution is based on well-established and defined guidelines.

    TEMPERAMENTS:  The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations.  These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act:      

    Creativity, feelings or ideas: Ability to adapt to situations involving the interpretation of feelings, ideas, or facts in terms of personal viewpoint; to use creativity, self-expression, or imagination.

    Influencing others: Ability to influence people in their opinions, attitudes or judgments about ideas or things; to motivate, convince or negotiate.

    Repetitive work: Ability to continuously perform the same type of work for extended periods of time, according to set procedures, sequence or pace.

    Working within tolerances, set limits or standards: Ability to adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards; to be precise, thorough, exacting, or meticulous in regard to material worked; or in activities such as numerical determinations, record preparation, or inspecting.

    Performing under stressful conditions: Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.

    Variety and change: Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.

    Communication:  Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.

    Planning and control: Ability to identify task requirements and monitor progress toward accomplishment.

    Interpersonal relations: Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.

    EQUIPMENT USAGE REQUIREMENTS

    Equipment/Tools: Computer, printer, copier, phone, oxygen tank, AVI pump, PCA pumps, bed scale/floor scale, hover lift, suction bottles, feeding pump, anti thrombic pumps, hypothermia blanket, sara lift, bladder scans, vital machines, accucheck readers, portable suction, temp probe, blood pressure machine and any other dept specific machinery, Stethoscope, scissors, flashlight, office supplies.

    Software: Microsoft Office Products, clinical information system and dept specific software.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%

    Body Position/Movement:

  • Sit: Occasionally
  • Stand: Continuously
  • Walk: Continuously
  • Bend: Occasionally
  • Push: Frequently
  • Pull: Frequently
  • Kneel/Squat: Occasionally
  • Reach: Frequently
  • Twist: Rarely
  • Balance: Occasionally
  • Climb: Rarely

Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is:

Moderate, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Sensory Abilities specifically required:

  • Vision
  • Hearing

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

WORKING CONDITIONS: Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:

  • Bio hazardous Waste
  • Blood borne Pathogens

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

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LGH Full Time Posted on 04/19/2021