Job Information

Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant II in Bryan, Texas

Overview

CHI St. Joseph Health – College Station/Bryan TX Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities in Bryan College Station Brenham Hearne Navasota Caldwell Madisonville and Bellville. With the area’s only Level II Trauma Center the first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley; CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region. As an integrated healthcare system CHI St. Joseph Health includes a comprehensive network of over 100 employed providers including primary care physicians specialists and advanced practice clinicians. The network includes more than 20 ambulatory clinics featuring primary care a freestanding Emergency Room Express Clinics and imaging and diagnostic services.

Responsibilities

Performs a variety of routine tasks to support the delivery of safe, effective, cost-efficient patient care as delegated by

the RN. They provide assistance in transporting, transferring and lifting. They perform cleaning Functions in patient care

unit as delegated, and perform selected diagnostic tests.

ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff

  2. Monitors and records vital signs

  3. Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs

  4. Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output

  5. Obtains and records daily weight

  6. Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter

  7. Reports changes in patient’s status promptly to RN

  8. Performs as a sitter or patient care companion when needed

  9. Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process

  10. Performs unit housekeeping needs.

  11. Delivers specimens, picks up medications and other items

  12. Acts as receptionist for unit; has limited use of the hospital information systems according to hospital policy

dependent on the need of unit

  1. Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel

  2. Updates assigned bed status

  3. Answers call lights and telephone

  4. Keeps patient environment clean, Performs comfort rounds, keeps hallways clear of obstruction, reports safety

issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions

  1. Communicates with patient’s family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and

professional manner

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

*High School Diploma or GED required

*Prior Experience preferred

  • More than 1 year of PCA experience

Licensure and Certifications

*Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS

Pay Range

$12.33 - $16.95 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.