University Health Care System Patient Care Asst I PRN - (As Needed) Radiology Transporter in Augusta, Georgia
The Radiology Patient Care Assistant will be responsible for assisting in meeting patient needs for all age groups (neonates, infant, children, adolescent, adult and geriatric) in the areas of comfort, activities of daily living, transporting and safety needs according to established procedures and protocols. The Patient Care Assistant will communicate with team members or the Control Desk Coordinator in a timely manner about his/her observations of the patient's transport, needs and problems. Maintains established departmental/hospital policies, procedures, objectives, Performance Improvement and Patient Safety, and infection control. Works as a member of the Radiology team. Accountability will be monitored through direct observation, performance improvement activities, transportation log, patient outcomes, and patient safety activities.Demonstrates population-specific competencies (e.g. age-specific, culturalsensitivity, patient-centered communication) in performance of role.
EducationAbility to read, write, and follow written and verbal instructions. High School diploma/GED required, or equivalent skills as demonstrated through testingLicensure/CertificationCertified Nursing Assistant or completion of Nursing Assistant enhancement program preferred. Certification/licensure/registration/enrollment in other allied health profession also desirable.BCLS preferred. Must acquire certification within orientation period, and maintain.ExperienceAdditional direct patient care experience is also preferred, such as Nursing Assistant, Nursing Student, EMS, Transports, Dietetics Representative, Physical Therapy Aide, EKG Technician, etc.Employees must have a minimum of 6 months recent experience in any of the above experience categories or be enrolled in a radiography program to be eligible for a PRN position status.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesBasic knowledge of growth and development relevant to the ages of the patients served.Basic knowledge of the diseases and health care needs of the patient population served.Ability to think critically and prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities.High level of interpersonal skills in order to effectively communicate with patients, families and visitors, team members, physicians, and other hospital personnel with whom daily interactions must take place. Problem solving skills sufficient to allow effective problem/conflict resolution. Demonstrated traits of initiative and dependability required.Ability to perform efficiently and effectively under stress.Skills & Abilities Checklist will be performed by a Radiology R.N.Philosophy of health care services is compatible with that of the mission of University Hospital.Physical DemandsStanding for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours)Walking for long periods of time (8 to 12 hours) to include moving about the work area, hospital and/or campus as neededSitting for extended periods (8 to 12 hours)Must be able to bend, stoop and reach/lift above your headSight: must be able to read documentation in a variety of formats such as items in print or electronically. For Health Care Providers (HCP) must be able to visualize patient condition and see data displayed on monitoring devices, etc.Auditory: must be able to hear in order to clearly communicate with others and use communication devices such as telephones, must be able to hear patients, alarms, call bells, etc.Tactile: must have ability to handle equipment and/or devices related to job duties, enter documentation within computer system. For HCP must be able to feel for pulses, skin temperature, and other patient conditionsOlfactory: HCP need to be able to smell disease-specific smellsHCP should not manually lift (including transfer, reposition, or move) patients who weigh greater than 35 pounds. The appropriate safe patient handling device will be used, except in emergency situations (life or death situations where delay in obtaining and using the safe patient handling equipment may be detrimental to the patient). Refer to Policy/Procedure G-89Proper body mechanics will be used when moving or lifting any equipment or supplies
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Department7381 - Radiology Transport
ShiftHolidays, Varied Shifts, Weekends