Job Description

Summary Under supervision and direction of the Clinical Nurse and according to

established procedures, provides routine service duties, technical and nursing

procedures necessary to provide for care, comfort and safety of patients.

Performs tasks, assists patients with personal hygiene and meals and

ambulates patients according to specific procedures. Maintains patient and

unit environment in a clean and orderly condition. Utilizes basic knowledge

of age related differences in delivering patient care.

DUTIES AND

RESPONSIBILITIES

Service Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and

Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.

Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance.

People Incorporates the patient’s physiological, psychological, cultural,

developmental and spiritual needs into patient care.

Consistently follows patient care, and facility guidelines and

procedures in performance.

Responds to patient call lights to determine needs and relays

information to nursing personnel.

Distributes patient trays and nourishments, assists patients with

feeding and collects trays at end of meal.

Completes various task as requested, such as retrieving and

delivering supplies, specimens, instruments, test results.

Quality:

Completes annual education requirements.

Maintains competency, as evidenced by completion of competency

validation requirements.

Promotes of a culture of patient safety which results in the

identification and reduction of unsafe practices.

Uses judgment to prioritize patient care.

Completes various tasks as requested, such as retrieving and

delivering supplies, specimens, instruments, and test results.

Implements measures to prevent exposure to blood and body

fluids.

Identifies risks to patients with actions taken to prevent patient

harm.

Accurately documents basic procedures and treatments in patient’s

medical record.

Maintains patient and physical environment in a clean and orderly

condition.

Assists in transferring patients, beds and patient care equipment to

other rooms, using necessary safety precautions.

Monitors behavioral health patients to ensure patient safety.

Completes tasks such as EKG’s, POC testing, and phlebotomy.

Other duties as assigned.

Growth: Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive

relationship with customers. Contributes to improving patient

satisfaction results.

Finance: Prevents waste of resources while ensuring quality patient care.

MINIMUM

KNOWLEDGE,

SKILLS AND

ABILITIES

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), EMT, EMT-I, or EMT-P certification

required.

Technical, clerical, interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.

Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification

required.

Other certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.

Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

PREFERRED Bi or Multilingual

EKG and Phlebotomy skills

Six months on the job experience in hospital setting

Individuals who were licensed to practice nursing in a foreign country will be

considered

Application Instructions

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