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Allina Health System Patient Care Tech - Nursing Assistant - Faribault Hospital in Faribault, Minnesota

Date Posted: October 01, 2021 Department: 47003210 Medical Surgical Unit Shift: Permanent Nights (United States of America) Hours Per Week: 30 Union Contract: Non-Union Weekend Rotation: Every 3rd Job Summary: Under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician, the Patient Care Technician provides basic direct and indirect patient care. This includes taking and documenting vital signs, answering call lights, assisting patients with activities such as daily living and transfers and other clerical duties. Job Description: Principle Responsibilities Observes, collects and documents health status data as assigned. Completes measurements according to critical elements of policy/procedures, which may include: temperatures, radial pulses, blood pressures, respirations, weights, intake and output. Reports immediately to the RN observations/health status data that are not within normal limits for the patient or are significantly changed. Assist patients with activities of daily living (ADL) which could include toileting, bathing, dressing, eating ect. with direction from the Registered Nurse. Documents according to documentation guidelines. Performs personal care/interventions as assigned. Assist patients, family members and visitors with way finding on the unit and throughout the facility. Completes interventions according to identified critical elements of each procedure. Answers patient call lights promptly for both assigned and other patients. Assists patient with grooming and hygiene needs, maintains skin integrity, personal comfort and population specific needs of the patient. Completes admission/discharge/transfer functions per system workflow. May assist with patient transfer or movement. Performs clerical duties and assists with patient registration. Performs accurate and timely processing of physician orders. Thoroughly document relevant patient information (or care) to assure accurate billing. Transport medication from the tube system on the unit to secure location in accordance with facility standards. Clarifies, communicates, prioritizes, and transcribes written orders per Electronic Medical Record system workflow. May order, validate and store supplies and patient education materials. May need to print Release of Information (ROI) packet for discharge to nursing home or other facilities. Review and explain authorization forms with patient and obtain signatures if applicable. Direct patients to point of care. Schedules procedures/appointments as needed. May need to room patients. Contributes to an environment that is safe for patients, visitors and employees. Protects patient, self and others from injury during transfers, lifts and transports by using proper equipment and body mechanics. Reports environmental risks or equipment malfunctions to supervisor. Uses equipment following policies, procedures and manufacturer directions or standards. Participates in quality improvement activities to evaluate and improve patient care. May handle hazardous waste (identifies, segregates, and disposes of hazardous waste; ensures container integrity; knows emergency response procedures to spills, fires, and evacuation procedures). Other Duties may be applicable per unit needs May need to help with facilitating the monitoring of telemetry. May assist with, specimen collection, casting, splint application, decontamination, restraint application, pelvic exams, spinal immobilization, two person urinary catheter insertion. May need to assist with code teams and respond to codes hospital wide. Maintain proper infection control standards. May need to assist with the cleaning of designated items, equipment and rooms in the department which may also include instrument handling, set up of sterile delivery tray. May need to assist with submitting birth information to MN Department of Health. Follows downtime drill procedures. Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements High School or GED requi