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Patient Care Associate-10117-021 FT Eve

Company: Mount Sinai Hospital
Location: New York
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description

As an integral part of the clinical care team, the Patient Care Associate is responsible for patient care and support activities promoting patient focused care within the Specialty Service. The Patient Care Associate supports the registered nurse in patient care activities, such as: assisting patient with activities of daily living, collecting specimens and performing procedures; maintaining a safe, clean environment; and other duties as needed.

Responsibilities

A. Clinical/Technical/Service

  • Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area.
  • Performs and records patient's vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature
  • and respirations including pulse oximetry.
  • Documents intake and output and other data as assigned
  • Obtains patient's rating on pain scales as a fifth vital sign in all areas except Pediatrics
  • Performs clinical procedures, such as specimen collection, venipuncture, fingersticks, EKG, application of compression devices, post-mortem care, and maintenance of skin integrity. Sets up for selected procedures and assists RN's accordingly.
  • Assists patient with activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing and/or toileting. Orients Patients to clinical environment. Assists patient with ambulation and all levels of mobilization.
  • Assists with dietary functions, including delivering and collecting patient trays at bedside, passing menus to patients and assisting them with menu completion, mixing nutritional
  • supplements, reporting variation in eating patterns to RN/Dietitian, and maintaining accurate
  • and timely systems for transmission of patient dietary orders and changes
  • Maintains a safe, clean and functional environment, including ensuring for the comfortable movement of the patient. Assists the patient in room maintenance, such as bed-stripping
  • and trash removed, when necessary
  • Performs Patient Observations as assigned: Constant/One-to-One observation or safety observation status of patients, e.g. safety, elopement risk, or suicide prevention.
  • Maintains "isolation status" for patients under direction of an RN and according to set procedures
  • Performs scheduled rounding on patients with emphasis on caring for toileting needs, comfort, and positioning and pain awareness. Documents on rounding log. Notifies RN is rounding has not been completed.
  • Utilizes Vocera system according to sign in/sign out protocol where activated
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including generating reports
  • Is open and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and experience of other people and promotes
  • an environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
  • Respects and values each patient's unique, individual needs, beliefs, and diversity and incorporates these into delivery of care.
  • Greets visitors and answers telephones promptly and courteously. Escorts visitors to appropriate area, when necessary. Provides information as appropriate.
  • Answers Patient Call System and refers calls to appropriate staff.
  • Maintains a safe, clean and functional environment, including removing trash and bringing physical plant and equipment problems to the attention of the managers.
  • Transports patients to stretchers or wheelchairs, as required
  • Delivers and collects trays and bedside, delivers flowers to patients.
  • Strips units/cubicles/bed areas after patient discharge
  • Performs emergency clean-up
  • Performs emergency transport
  • Performs discharge bed making
  • Transport specimens.
  • Updates communication board/discharge log
  • Assembles medical records
  • Updates Admission/Transfer/Discharge System
  • Maintains supplies and care of equipment

    B. Organizational/Managerial

  • Participates in the department's performance improvement activities.

  • Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information.

  • Observes the Health Care System's compliance policies.

    C. Educational/Professional Development
  • Participates in the development of other staff members.

  • Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements.
  • Identifies learning strengths and needs
  • Utilizes learning resources. D. Communication/Relationships
  • Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients,
    families and significant others.
  • Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff and extended community.

    Qualifications

  • High School Diploma (graduate or equivalent).
  • Certificate of completion of a medical assistant/patient care assistant program/equivalent with skills in venipuncture and EKG
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate and collaborate effectively with other members of the Specialty Service.
  • Documentation of Medical Assistant/Patient Care Associate training or equivalent
  • Three to nine months of healthcare experience preferred.
  • Ability to set priorities, problem solve, use proper judgement in difficult situations and be flexible
  • Sufficient oral and writing skills in the English language in order to communicate effectively.
  • Physical stamina and manual dexterity to perform a variety of tasks and skills in the area of assignment
  • American Heart Association Heartsaver. BLS Certification accepted.

    Collective bargaining unit: SEIU 1199-MSW

    About Us

    Strength Through Diversity

    The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai's unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:
    • Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential.
    • Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination.
    • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers.
      We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong and are able to professional advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.

      Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our history!

      "About the Mount Sinai Health System:

      Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices, more than 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time - discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it. Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients' medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,400 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report's "Best Children's Hospitals" ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country's best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked No. 14 nationwide in National Institutes of Health funding and in the 99th percentile in research dollars per investigator according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Newsweek's "The World's Best Smart Hospitals" ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

      The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are passionately committed to addressing racism and its effects on our faculty, staff, students, trainees, patients, visitors, and the communities we serve. Our goal is for Mount Sinai to become an anti-racist health care and learning institution that intentionally addresses structural racism."

      EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

Keywords: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York , Patient Care Associate-10117-021 FT Eve, Other , New York, New York

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