Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 64
Primary Location: WA > TACOMA > ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER
Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive
salaries and benefits. We are a part of a family of hospitals, health
care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to
people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health
Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in
mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients'
medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to
patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach —
physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole
person. Come join our team!
job is responsible for assisting with patient care under the direction
of a Registered Nurse; performs data entry, unit secretarial functions,
and equipment processing.
patient personal care/hygiene and physical comfort, including feeding,
bathing, shaving, changing clothes, bed making, ambulation, lifting,
turning, moving, transferring, skin care and bowel/bladder elimination.
Provides such additional care as required to meet the personal primary
needs and comfort of assigned patient based on skill, ability,
limitations of scope of practice and patient acuity. Prepares patient,
equipment and supplies for specific procedures/examinations.
monitors, reports and documents all clinical activities within scope of
practice. Observes and reports changes in patient condition to the RN.
Obtains labels and transports a variety of samples (e.g. urine, stool,
sputum specimens and blood products). Provides patient information to
nursing staff for inclusion in the interdisciplinary plan of care;
documents relevant patient data in accordance with work unit standards.
nursing staff in the admission, discharge and transfer of patient by
performing activities such as inventory/storing patient belongings,
providing patient with relevant personal care/comfort items, orienting
patient/family and transporting patient to room or other location using
wheelchairs, stretchers or patient bed.
Maintains a neat and
organized work environment. Orders, stocks and replenishes supplies
and equipment as necessary, identifies and reports problems with
supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair request in system, tags
equipment and removes from service.
Maintains a safe work and patient
environment, adhering to the hospital’s Safety, Risk Management,
Regulatory Standards and infection prevention.
and support duties at the assigned unit; handles incoming and outgoing
communications, transfers calls appropriately, greets and assists
visitors, answers questions in accordance with established procedures.
Provides general support activities for the unit.