Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
Provides quality patient care under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. Also provides receptionist and clerical support to their assigned departments.
- Assists patients with ADL’s based on direction from RN and needs of the patient.
- Accurately takes and records vital signs, I&O’s, ADL’s as directed by the RN and based on unit standards.
- Accurately performs and documents point of care testing per department standard and yearly credentialing.
- Promptly answers call bells to determine patient’s needs, relays information as needed to RN. Follow up with patient to assure request has been met.
- Promotes fall prevention by utilizing fall prevention strategies, equipment and assisting patients to walk as needed.
- Promotes skin integrity by observing for skin breakdown when bathing, turning and repositioning patients.
- Rounds routinely on patients, to identify needs and assure safety.
- Provides complete and accurate patient care documentation per established standards.
- Communicates pertinent information to appropriate staff. Reporting changes in conditions and responding appropriately to emergent situations.
- Assists nursing in compliance with safety initiatives.
- Participates in department specific patient satisfaction initiatives.
- Actively participates in unit based quality initiatives (ie. falls, skin)
- Reports to charge nurse any patient safety concerns.
- Maintains positive attitude with associates and visitors.
- Offers direction or guidance to associates and visitors promoting good customer relations through positive interactions.
- Demonstrates compassion in all interactions with patients, families and associates.
- Communicates with patient, visitors and associates in a professional manner.
- Answers telephone promptly utilizing the organizational standard.
- Directs calls and takes accurate messages, relays messages in a timely manner.
- Performs order entry accurately and in a timely manner. Informs appropriate staff of any stat orders, faxes orders to pharmacy promptly.
- Facilitates the process of admission, transfer, discharge, and expiration. Maintains the accuracy of the discharge codes.
- Maintains complete and accurate daily patient activity information.
- Maintains chart order, thinning as appropriate assuring documents are taken to Medical Records for scanning in a timely manner.
- Meets time and attendance guidelines per hospital policy.
- Utilizes effective time management skills to complete assigned duties and responsibilities within established work shift.
- Maintains patient confidentiality and demonstrates respect for patient rights.
- High School diploma or General Education degree (GED)
- Graduate from accredited Nurse Aide training program, Medical Assistant program, or nursing student or equivalent
- Medical terminology class or unit secretary experience
- CPR Certification
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