University Health Care System Student Nurse PCA PRN (Emergency Department) in Augusta, Georgia
Responsible for assisting in meeting the needs of patients ranging from neonates to geriatrics. This will include areas of comfort, activities of daily living (ADLs), clinical procedures as delineated, transporting and safety needs. Communicate with all members of the healthcare team in a timely manner about his/her observations of patient's progress, needs and concerns. Work as a member of a unit based, multi-disciplinary patient care team. Provision of patient care will be provided in an environment which embraces maximum participation by all staff. Accountability will be monitored through direct observations. Maintain department and / or hospital policies, procedures, objectives, infection control and performance improvement (PI) and patient safety goals. Assist unit in the achievement of team service goals including patient satisfaction, quality and performance improvement activities, and financial outcomes.
Embrace shared governance organizational principles by staying informed of nursing council activities which support goals and objects of patient care
Demonstrates population-specific competencies (e.g. age-specific, cultural sensitivity, patient-centered communication) in performance of role.
Ability to read, write, perform simple mathematical calculations, and follow written and verbal instructions.
Currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program.
CPR for Family and Friends required or must complete certification within orientation period. Full BLS preferred.
Successful completion of fundamentals of nursing for a 4-year or 2-year nursing program required.
Direct patient care experience preferred (e.g. Nursing Assistant, Dietetics Representative, Physical Therapy Aide).
Must have experience with public interactions and demonstrate strong customer service skills.
Knowledge, skills, abilities
Basic knowledge of growth and development relevant to the ages of patients served.
Basic knowledge of diseases and health care needs of patient population served.
Ability to critically think and prioritize multiple tasks and/or responsibilities.
High level of interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with patients, families and visitors.
High level of interpersonal skills to effectively communicate as a member of the healthcare team comprised of varying levels of health care worker.
Problem solving skills sufficient to allow effective problem/ conflict resolution.
Demonstrates traits of initiative and dependability required.
Ability to perform efficiently and effectively under stress.
Philosophy of health care services compatible with the mission of University Hospital.
Standing 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 needed
Sitting for extended periods (8 to 12 hours)
Must be able to bend, stoop and reach/lift above your head
Sight: must be able to read documentation in a variety of formats such as items in print or electronic. 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 the electronic health record (HER). For HCP must be able to feel for pulses, skin temperature, and other patient conditions
Olfactory: HCP need to be able to smell disease-specific smells
Speech: Must be able to communicate with callers, customers, members of the healthcare team and respond to unit-based intercom system
HCP will not manually lift, 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 equipment would result in the delay of patient care). Refer to Policy G-89.
Proper body mechanics will be used when moving or lifting any equipment or supplies
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Department6570 - Emergency Services