Within the scope established by Renown Health this position provides patient care related tasks in the intensive care units to include personal hygiene, mobility, safety and comfort, and assistance with activities of daily living, and various direct patient care skills to Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric patients as directed by the Unit Manager, Medical Director, Physician, and in collaboration with the Registered Nurse. The incumbent must be knowledgeable of the uses of equipment specific to the area of employment. This position is responsible to demonstrate proficiency in body mechanics, fire safety, infection control, patient safety, quality outcomes, CPR and safe handling of hazardous materials.
The incumbent assists in procedures to facilitate the proper documentation of the patient care from pre-admission to discharge. Patient Care will include (with training and/or validated competency): focused physical assessments with documentation, BLS, ACLS, PALS, performs phlebotomy, inserts peripheral IV access, medication administration, and any skills within established competencies and scope of practice as approved by Renown Health.
The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills within established competencies and scope of practice as approved by Renown Health necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensor, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient population served and meet standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age specific competency standards.
This position is challenged to maintain accuracy, communicate effectively with different types of people, function effectively under stress, identify and maintain priorities while responding simultaneously to requests from various groups, remain courteous and tactful at all times, and promote optimal patient experience and outcomes.
Additionally, this position must assure proper decontamination of equipment and supplies in accordance with Renown Health policies.
This position does provide patient care.