Patient Care Assistant

Recruitment #220505-Y10A-11

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Patient Care Assistant providing support to Beckham County Health Department. This is a state employee position PIN 34003548 governed by the Civil Service Rules, in state government located in Elk City, Oklahoma. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link  Plan Year 2022. The annual salary for this position is up to $32,920.51, based on education and experience.

Position Summary:
Positions in this job family are 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, and charting, escorting patients, assisting with activities of daily living, and ordering and receiving supplies.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:
The functions performed by employees in this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
•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.

Other Duties:
•Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
•Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Combination of office and exam offices. May be exposed to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, toxic substances, and medicinal preparations. Varied activities including sitting, walking, stooping, lifting, bending, pushing, and reaching. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

I have read and understand this job description.  I attest that I am able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodations.  I understand that reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Required at this level include knowledge of the English language in order to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability is required to record observations and activities, to follow oral and written directions, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Preferred Qualifications:
None required at this level.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

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