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Patient Care Assistant II

CommonSpirit Health

This is a Full-time position in LUFKIN, TX posted April 28, 2021.

**Overview**CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health.

With more than 700 care sites across the U.S.

& from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S.

residents.

Our world needs compassion like never before.

Our communities need caring and our families need protection.

With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.**Position Summary**Performs a variety of routine tasks to support the delivery of safe, effective, cost-efficient patient care as delegated by the RN.

They provide assistance in transporting, transferring and lifting.

They perform cleaning functions in patient care unit as delegated, and perform selected diagnostic tests.**Responsibilities****Position Responsibilities:**1.

Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staffMonitors and records vital signs 3.

Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs 4.

Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output 5.

Obtains and records daily weight 6.

Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter 7.

Reports changes in patient’s status promptly to RN 8.

Performs as patient care companion when needed 9.

Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process 10.

Performs unit housekeeping needs.

11.

Acts as a runner/transporter 12.

Acts as receptionist for unit; has limited use of the hospital information systems according to hospital policy dependent on the need of unit 13.

Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel 14.

Updates assigned bed status 15.

Answers call lights and telephone 16.

Keeps patient environment clean, Performs comfort rounds, keeps hallways clear of obstruction, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions 17.

Communicates with patient’s family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner 18.

Performs phlebotomy and 12 lead EKGs as permitted on the assigned unit 19.

Removes saline locks**Qualifications****Education:**High School Diploma/GED RequiredBased on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS**Minimum Experience:**One (1) year direct patient care experience or proven on the job competency**Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:**Good written/oral communication skillsCompletion of PCA II orientation/training**Connect With Us!**Not ready to apply, or can’t find a relevant opportunity?Join one of our Talent Communities (cims.com/connect?back=intro&in_iframe=1&hashed=-435626305) to learn more about a career at CommonSpirit Health and experience #humankindness.CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.**Requisition ID** _2021-162125_**Employment Type** _Per Diem_**Department** _Medical / Surgical / Telemetry_**Shift** _Weekend_**Standard Hours** _TBA_**Facility / Process Level : Name** _CHI St.

Luke’s Health
– Memorial
– Lufkin_**Location** _TX-LUFKIN_Equal OpportunityCommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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