Performs basic patient care under supervision of the Registered Nurse and maintains the patient care and unit environment consistent with the policies, procedures and practices. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients in the specific age range on their assigned clinical area. Promotes a caring and healing environment for patient-centered care.
Triages patient care by identifying, observing and documenting the physical needs of the patient and families.
Reports changes in patient condition to Registered Nurse.
Assists patient care staff by performing the following procedures: wound care, splinting, and EKG's.
Provides patient care that may relate to rehabilitation to carry out multidisciplinary care plan for each patient.
Provides unit desk clerk functions when needed.
Obtains and maintains the integrity of specimens in accordance with policy and procedure, according to physician order.
Uses two patient identifiers with proper labeling.
Blood glucose monitoring.
Urine and stoolSputumiStat testing Assist with transporting patients into and out of the department to other areas of the hospital for tests.
Will transport medications to and from pharmacy and within the unit along with transporting blood products to and from Blood Bank.
Assists patients with daily activities including undressing and dressing as well as lifting and positioning them to complete certain procedures.
Staff have access to non-controlled medications storage and supply areas and can transport non-controlled medications as necessary to meet the needs of the clinic and unit.
Coordinate relations between care providers, patients, and visitors.
Promotes a caring and healing environment for patient-centered care.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.