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*Monitors patients and collects information for documentation in the patient record. Stamps and assembles patient charts. Posts laboratory and other tests results. Transports patients and documents action on patient record. Collects and records vital signs, weights, and other patient data in patient record. Administers oxygen under the direction of a licensed Nurse. Assists nurses and physicians with sterile procedures.
*Documents all care provided in the appropriate place in the patient record
*Removes peripheral, intravenous therapy lines. Performs phlebotomy. Performs wound care and dressing changes. Prepares patients for surgery. Inserts and removes gastric and urethral tubes. Performs enemas and disimpactions. Performs bedside testing such as oximetry, ECG, Glucometery, urinalysis and other tests. Assists with activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing and walking patients.
*Operates patient monitoring systems specific to unit needs (such as, cardiac and fetal heart monitoring).
*Participates in the nutritional well being of the patient through tray delivery, assistance with patient set-up, assists those patients that are dependent for their intake needs, and accurately records consumption.
*Uses the computerized Patient Care Information System (PACIS) at the skill level commensurate with the responsibilities included in this description.
*Insures cleanliness of nutrition areas and general unit. Cleans and stores equipment. Empties trash, linen bags and sharps containers.
*Stocks medical supplies, linens and paper goods. Inventories equipment as required. Processes broken equipment as directed. Maintains equipment logs as required.
*Delivers specimens to Laboratory, Microbiology and Pathology. Transports x-rays, blood and equipment. Delivers patient food trays and nourishment.
*Performs basic clerical duties such as answering phones, taking messages, filing and copying.
*Assists or provides patient hygiene to include, shaving, mouth care, foot care, pericare, and bathing.
*Assists patients with portable or wall oxygen, and assures proper storage of E cylinders.
*Organizes care in a manner that contributes to the overall quality of the team.
*Communicates information pertinent to the end of shift summation before leaving the unit.
*Performs other functions as required
High school or equivalent plus specialized, short-term training in medical / surgical patient care or the delivery of special care. One to three years experience preferred. Receives on-the-job training and competency verification to perform primary functions. Completion of a PHS Non-Licensed Assistive Personnel course or similar training required prior to entering classification. Formal medical technician or military training preferred.
Education : High School Diploma or GED
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.
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