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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Patient Care Assistant - Nephrology S10 - Full time - Nights in Lubbock, Texas

Covenant Health is seeking a full time Patient Care Assistant with the Nephrology S10 Department at Covenant Medical Center.

Job Summary:

The Patient Care Assistant I performs the job duties of the following positions: Monitor Technician and Unit Clerk as required.

Essential Functions :

Unit Clerk:

  • Acts as a receptionist for the nursing station, answering inquiries of general nature through utilization of phone, patient call system, message relaying, and promotion of good working relationships with other hospital personnel.

  • Demonstrates knowledge, prioritizing and completing transcription of physician orders and data in a timely manner. Answers patient call system promptly and cordially and relays information to nurses immediately.

  • Demonstrates efficiency and accuracy in maintaining the medical record including daily chart preparations and posting reports in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrates efficiency in performance of clerical duties to ensure efficient daily unit operation.

  • Accurately charges and credits patient accounts per unit or department guidelines.

  • Demonstrates responsibility for containment of hospital costs and conservation of office supplies; identifies potential cost savings.

  • Establishes and maintains a satisfactory physical environment in the nurses’ station.

Monitor Technician:

  • Provides observation of cardiac monitors to maintain consistent knowledge of any changes in monitor patterns and any potential lethal or dangerous dysrhtymias. Does not leave the monitors unattended.

  • Records, documents and files rhythms according to policy and procedure in an accurate, legible and timely manner in the medical record.

  • Communicates patient safety issues, and problems (broken equipment, etc.) to the charge nurse, patient care nurse and / or nurse manager.

  • Admits and discharges patients into the monitor bank expediently upon admission or discharge and assigns telemetry boxes as needed in an efficient and timely manner.

  • Answers the phone in a courteous and professional manner.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education : Coursework/Training

  • Unit Secretary - Successful completion of the Unit Clerk Class

  • Monitor Technician - Successful completion of cardiac dysrhythmias course or Monitor Technician course.

Licenses and Certifications: BLS (AHA) certification within 30 days of hire.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: 1 year experience as a Unit Clerk

Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds: Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children’s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of LubbockCovenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Covenant Health

Category: Other Healthcare Support