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Cape Cod Healthcare
Falmouth

Job Description

PSA - Responsible for the transportation and personal needs of patients and general maintenance of the unit PCT - Responsible for EKG s phlebotomy gluco scans suctioning and the collection of sputum by means of suctioning

Description:

PSA (Grade 5)
Must be courteous to patients, customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
Transports patients via wheelchairs and stretchers.
Identify and locate needed accessories to facilitate transport.
Vital signs, oxygen saturation, weights, and non-invasive specimen collection.
Answering call lights.
Making beds both empty and occupied.
Turning and positioning patients, range of motion, ambulation, and toiletry.
Assistance with all ADL's and complete care as needed.
Setting up, assisting and educating patients, with commodes, bedpans, urinals, sitz baths, walkers, wheel chairs, slings, knee mobilizes, knee immobilizers, trapeze, venodyne boots, crutches, specific precautions- with input from PT as needed
Appropriate emptying and/or recording of all drainage devices.
Setting up all equipment routinely used on their home base units.
Preparing room for admission.
Assist with patient discharges
Removal of linens.
Light maintenance defined as not needing tools and within the patient rooms.
Post mortem care.
Answering telephone.
Must wear facility provided identification badge.
Facilitate communication to RNs to provide best care possible for patients.
PCT (Grade 7):
Must be courteous to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Takes and records patients' vital signs. Dresses wounds, gives enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages.
Applies compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles.
Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge.
Administers specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intermuscular injection, and notes time and amount on patients' charts.
Assembles and uses such equipment as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers.
Collects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples.
Sterilizes equipment and supplies.
Prepares or examines food trays for prescribed diet and feeds patients. Records food and fluid intake and output.
Bathes, dresses, and assists patients in walking and turning.
Cleans rooms, makes beds, and answers patients' calls.
Washes and dresses bodies of deceased persons.
Assists in delivery, care, and feeding of infants.
Inventories and requisitions supplies.
Performs tracheotomy care, colostomy care, wound care and dressing changes.
Demonstrates through clinical practice the use of universal precautions, understands the OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens Standards.
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and/or practice in the prevention of TB transmission and adheres to all other infection control policies.
Must wear facility provided identification badge at all times.
Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

PSA (Grade 5):
Current CNA license, or EMT-P, or recent military medic or Nursing Student (1 year of clinical rotation required and maintaining of 3.0 GPA)
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
Reads, Speaks, writes in English.
Current BLS
PCT (Grade 7):
High School diploma or equivalent. CNA.
6 months experience in a health care setting.
Reads, writes, understands English.
Must have taken the EKG course.
BLS.
Phlebotomy.

Employment Type

Regular-Regular

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