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The Per Diem Patient Care Assistant is responsible for performing activities of daily living, under the direct supervision of licensed personnel, for patients and assisting with unit activities that support patient care in the patient care unit. The Patient Care Assistant facilitates a safe, clean working environment and contributes to the health and safety of patients.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Performs patient care activities as identified on Patient Care Assistant competency checklist.
Recognizes and reports changing patient care needs to the registered nurse.
Documents findings and maintains privacy in patient’s medical record in compliance with unit specific standards and systems.
Provides emotional and physical comfort to patients and provides a safe environment for patients.
Responsible for maintenance of the department equipment, reporting and follow-up of equipment in need of repairs, including awareness and reporting of life safety issues.
To increase performance improvement and create a cooperative team environment the per diem patient care assistant creates and supports a ‘no gossip’ work environment. All issues and complaints go up to the supervisor and not to coworkers who can’t do anything about the issue.
Actively participates in hourly rounding as appropriate for the unit and uses AIDET at the first encounter with each patient each day.