Northwell Health Support Care Associate in Manhasset, New York

Req Number 001FJT

Job Category Nursing Support

Job Description

Performs patient care procedures as appropriate and in accordance with the facility's policies and procedures. Maintains a clean and safe environment in the patient care areas.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Establishes good interpersonal relationships with families/visitors and hospital staff.

  • Reports vital information to all levels of the healthcare team as needed.

  • Conveys needed information to patients and visitors.

  • Maintains good communication with co-workers for proper team functioning.

  • Communicates pertinent patient observations to members of the health care team.

  • Assists patients with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) appropriate to patient’s condition including, but not limited to ambulating, toileting, hygiene, eating and dressing.

  • Assist other care team members in the provision of patient care.

  • Uses proper body mechanics, obtains help and/or uses appropriate equipment when lifting, moving or transferring patients.

  • Calculates and records fluid intake/output and calorie count.

  • Uses standard infection control practices and procedures.

  • Assists with the admission and discharge processes.

  • Maintains a safe and clean environment in assigned patient’s room.

  • Promotes and maintains cleanliness of entire patient care unit.

  • Transports patients and materials to and from units under the direction of the Registered Nurse and according to transport messenger policies.

  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Patient care or Housekeeping experience, preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively.