Job Schedule: Part Time Standard Hours: 24 Job Shift: Shift 1 Shift Details: Consists of 2 twelve hour shifts, some weekends & holidays. This is a dual role position. The primary role is in the lab.
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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.
Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Patient Care Associate performs delegated functions as a member of a patient care team to provide a variety of services. These activities contribute to meeting the health care, safety and comfort needs of patients, and are performed in accordance with all existing regulatory and hospital standards, policies and procedures.
In addition and under the direction of the Supervisor, the PCT/Lab Assistant is responsible for support functions, preanalytical processing, preparing specimens to send to appropriate reference laboratories and accessioning/ registration functions.
Responsible for performing a number of routine functions related to the care and well-being of the patients, including but not limited to:
Obtaining and documenting patient information
Assisting patients with daily living activities such as feeding, dressing, cleaning and grooming lifting, moving and transporting patients
Ambulating patients as required
Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction (patient, family, physician, others), maintaining patient confidentiality and being sensitive to the age specific patient needs for comfort, privacy and generalized care.
Answering call bells and reporting relevant information to nursing staff
Performs specimen collections, including urine, stool, and sputum; Management of drainage bags and associated documentation
Monitors, cleans and restocks equipment and supplies as needed.
Assists in the organization of the Pre-admission Test process and directs or assists patients through various phases or locations of the test process.
Provides a variety of tests and/or services in order to obtain vital patient information related to their on-going care and treatment plan. These activities may include but are not limited to: performing finger-stick blood glucose monitoring; preparation of patients for cardiac monitoring; performing and obtaining ECG’s; and drawing blood by venipuncture, observing strict principles of asepsis and antisepsis to prevent infection and contamination of specimens. The incumbents are also required to take patients vital signs including but not limited to temperature, blood pressure, weight, respiration rate, and oxygen saturation.
Performs routine clerical functions for assigned Business Unit related to pre-admissions, admissions, discharges, transfers and death. Additionally, as assigned, performs other clerical and receptionist functions such as answering telephones, routing callers to appropriate locations, taking messages and providing routine information to callers within defined limits.
Prepare and maintain patient charts and confirm procedures with both patients and physician offices.
Perform other related duties as required
CPR validation within 3 months of hire
Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English, and perform basic Mathematics
Ability to perform physical effort as specified by position physical requirements and occupational exposure form.
High School Diploma or Equivalent Completion or pursuit of education in a related health field (I.E. medical assistant program, EMT certification, nursing, etc.)preferred
Previous patient care experience, preferably in a hospital or acute-care setting preferred
Certification as a nursing assistant (CNA) or Patient Care Technician (PCT) preferred
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