Patient Care Associate @ NYC Health + Hospitals - New Hyde Park, NY

Job Overview

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Patient Care Associate

NYC Health + Hospitals - New Hyde Park, NY

Summary

Under direction and supervision of Registered Nurse, assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care, and performs a variety of procedures, exams and tests. Assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment, and promotes improved customer relations.

Job Responsibility

  • Functions as a key member of the nursing care team participating in the implementation of the patient's plan of care.
  • Promotes improved customer relations with patients and their families. Makes recommendations for improved patient care and the promotion and maintenance of a safe, cost-effective health-care environment.
  • Assists the nurse in providing for all ADL (activities of daily living) needs of patients. Communicates and documents patient status. Assists the nurse and other health team members by performing a variety of procedures, exams, tests, treatments and clerical duties as required by the unit. Communicates and documents all pertinent data.
  • Maintains non-patient and patient care units in a neat and orderly condition; strips patient units upon discharge and prepares rooms for new admissions; maintains necessary stock on all procedure and supply carts; and ensures that all equipment is clean and in its appropriate place.
  • Transports/accompanies patients to various departments, as directed; performs post-mortem care and transports body to morgue.
  • Utilizes proper isolation techniques and established safety, waste disposal and infection control procedures at all times. Follows Medical Center's policies and procedures supporting quality assurance efforts in-patient care services.
  • Participates in various continuing education programs, surveys, and attends staff meetings, as directed.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

ADA Essential Function

  • Successful completion of a NYS Certified Nursing Attendant program, required OR completion of one year clinical course work actively pursuing RN degree.
  • Demonstrated competency in at least one of the following; EKG testing, venipuncture procedure or CPR, preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and follow written and/or oral instructions. Demonstrated competency in basic mathematics.
  • Ability to operate all medical equipment necessary to perform job duties. Ability to lift, turn, position, move and restrain patients as required.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $23.30 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialty:

  • Critical & Intensive Care

Physical Setting:

  • Acute care
  • Hospital

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Differential pay
  • Overtime pay

Experience:

  • Patient care: 1 year (Required)

License/Certification:

  • CPR Certification (Required)

Work Location: Multiple Locations

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