Temp Patient Care Assistant

Recruitment #220215-Y10A-I01

Introduction

Patient Care Assistant/Certified Nurse Aide (Temporary)

Schedule: 24-28 hours per week (not to exceed 999 hours worked in a 12-month period)

Pay Rate: starting at $14.00 per hour

This position is assigned responsibilities for providing direct and indirect non-professional nursing care or outreach services in a clinic, hospital, institution or home setting under nursing or medical supervision.  This includes performing duties such as taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, charting, escorting patients, assisting with activities of daily living, and ordering and receiving supplies.

Typical Functions:
*Performs direct nursing tasks including taking vital signs, assisting with activities of daily living and hygiene needs, and obtaining certain lab specimens.
*Charts observations and activities, reporting pertinent changes in the patient’s condition.
*Performs delegated or other specialized functions as educationally prepared.
*Escorts patients to and from various destinations.
*Assists in maintaining and providing a clean, safe environment.
*Orders, receives and stores supplies and performs basic clerical functions.
*Participates in follow-up activities and tracking clients, schedules appointments and performs other related tasks.
*Provides case finding and recruitment of at risk persons for comprehensive health services.

Special Requirements:
The Department of Veterans Affairs requires current certification in good standing by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a (CNA) Certified Nursing Aide in Long Term Care (LTC).

This position has been determined to be safety sensitive as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.

Must be at least 18 years of age or older.

Physical Requirements:
*VISION: Vision adequate to: perform patient care and/or administer medications; observe patients; read assignments, procedures, labels, signs, dials, displays; record data; and distinguish colors
*HEARING: Hearing adequate to: utilize stethoscope; receive reports and instructions; utilize Center communication system; and hear patient requests and alarms.
*SPEECH: Speech adequate to: clearly and audibly report observations, call emergencies, and explain procedures in providing care to predominantly English speaking patients and others.
*MOBILITY: Mobility adequate to: be on feet most of 8 hours with two 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute break; walk, squat, bend, and kneel; access stairs; use hands and fingers to grip and hold; use arms for reaching and extending in a full range of motion in providing personal care, grooming, feeding tasks and/or administering medication and treatments to patients; physically turn, position, ambulate, and transport patients with mechanical lift (routine care) independently or with assistance; lift and carry up to 25 pounds without assistance; and push or pull (maneuver) wheelchairs, geri chairs, carts, etc. weighing up to 500 pounds or 25 lbs. of force as measured by a Chatillon force gauge or similar device. In emergency situations must transfer patients with 2, 3, or 4 person lift technique on level surface or stairs.
*ENVIRONMENT: Must be able to work with all chemicals involved in performing the essential functions of the job.
*ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES: If assigned administrative duties, must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
*JOB ASSIGNMENT: Must be able to work on any unit or shift as assigned or to float to other units or shifts to meet the needs of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience required at this level is none