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Tower Health: Patient Care Assistant – Medical Surgical

Tower Health

This is a Full-time position in Reading, PA posted September 20, 2020.

Job DescriptionOverview Unit Description Medical Unit Enjoy your nursing career on a 33-bed Adult Med/Surg unit that provides care to adult and geriatric medical patients.

R3E works closely with the Hospitalist physicians and the Hildreth Teaching Service Residents.

Patients are commonly admitted for a multitude of different medical diagnosis ranging from infections, COPD, Pneumonia, sepsis, gastrointestinal complications, substance abuse withdrawal, diabetic complications and more.

Why Reading Hospital?

* 2020 America’s 100 Best Hospitals * Reading Hospital also received several other accolades from Healthgrades for 2020, notably our inclusion in the Top 5% in the Nation for Treatment of Stroke 14 Years in a Row, as well as awards for excellence in Cardiac Care, Neurosciences, Pulmonary Care, Gastrointestinal Care, and Critical Care.

* Top 2 percent of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance * Five-Star Ranking, 2019 one of only 11 hospitals in the state to do so!

* US News & World Report: 6th best hospital in PA * Vizent Graduate Nurse Residency Program for all new RN grad Responsibilities Job Duties * Supports the department/unit with functions such as: answering phones, responding to call lights and assisting family members with location of patients * Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of utility rooms, linen rooms and kitchen; maintains clutter-free hallways and patient rooms.

* Maintains a stocked patient care environment.

* Serves as resource for clinical systems use to other healthcare team members.

* Enters patient charges appropriately per unit routine.

* Documents in the EMR according to established procedures.

* Follows procedures for reporting problems with computer use and performs downtime procedure when necessary.

* Reviews and discusses patient care with assigned Registered Nurse.

* Recognizes and promptly reports changes in patient’s condition to the RN in a clear and concise manner, documents care activity and observations accurately.

* Provides individualized patient care within the scope of practice in an acceptable time-frame, according to department and hospital policy and procedure ensuring the comfort of the patient.

* Organizes and prioritizes age related patient care activities according to patient needs.

* Maintains a courteous, positive approach with patients and families, treating them with dignity, providing an atmosphere of trust, respect and privacy during delivery of patient care.

* Demonstrates awareness of teaching plan for assigned patients and assists in the implementation of the plan at a basic level.

* Practices good infection control techniques at all times.

* Reports any unsafe equipment and hazards to appropriate personnel as soon as possible.

* Utilizes appropriate personal protective devices at all times.

* Ensures new equipment is approved by the biomedical department before using for patient care.

Qualifications Qualifications High School Diploma or GED required Previous healthcare experience preferredSDL2017