Northwell Health Patient Care Associate (LJ) in New Hyde Park, New York

Req Number 0018VS

Job Category Patient Care Associate

Job Description

As a Patient Care Associate under direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse, you will assist patients with activities of daily living. You will provide basic nursing care, and perform a variety of procedures, exams and tests. In addition will also assist in maintenance of a safe and clean environment, and promote improved customer relations

Responsibilities Include:

  • Functions as a key member of the nursing care team participating in the implementation of the patient's plan of care.

  • Promotes improved customer relations with patients and their families. Makes recommendations for improved patient care and the promotion and maintenance of a safe, cost-effective health-care environment.

  • Assists the nurse in providing for all ADL (activities of daily living) needs of patients. Communicates and documents patient status.

  • Assists the nurse and other health team members by performing a variety of procedures, exams, tests, treatments and clerical duties as required by the unit. Communicates and documents all pertinent data.

  • Maintains non-patient and patient care units in a neat and orderly condition; strips patient units upon discharge and prepares rooms for new admissions; maintains necessary stock on all procedure and supply carts; and ensures that all equipment is clean and in its appropriate place.

  • Transports/accompanies patients to various departments, as directed; performs post-mortem care and transports body to morgue.

  • Utilizes proper isolation techniques and established safety, waste disposal and infection control procedures at all times. Follows Medical Center's policies and procedures supporting quality assurance efforts in-patient care services.

  • Participates in various continuing education programs, surveys, and attends staff meetings, as directed.

  • Accesses medication delivery and/or medication areas, as authorized, in the performance of required duties, as needed.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.

  • Successful completion of a NYS Certified Nursing Attendant, required

AND Must pass Long Island Jewish Medical Center Patient Care Associate's competency test prior to entering training program.

  • Must pass Long Island Jewish medical Center training program within the normal probationary period.

  • Demonstrated competency in at least one of the following; EKG testing or venipuncture procedure, preferred.

  • Heart Saver Certification, preferred.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and follow written and/or oral instructions. Demonstrated competency in basic mathematics

  • Ability to operate all medical equipment necessary to perform job duties.

  • Ability to lift, turn, position, move and restrain patients as required