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Patient Care Specialist II-Inpatient Med/Surg, Tele, PCU

Company: Eskenazi Health
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

Division: Eskenazi Health
Sub-Division: Hospital
Req ID: 11547

Schedule : Full Time
Shift : Days

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

The Patient Care Specialist II - Acuity Adaptable is responsible for patient care in the area of assignment under RN supervision. This position participates in healthcare team approach for patients after demonstration of clinical competency in accordance with hospital/nursing policy/procedure and professional practice acts.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

* Responsible for patient care in the area of assignment under RN supervision
* Participates in healthcare team approach for patients after demonstration of clinical competency in accordance with hospital/nursing policy/procedure and professional practice acts
* Performs limited respiratory treatments which may include O2 titration/oximetry, aerosols, IPPD/PPD, multi-dose inhaler treatments, sputum cultures, ABGs
* Performs phlebotomy procedures (i.e., venipuncture, capillary sticks)
* May perform other procedures that include: ECGs, dressing changes, medication administration, monitoring telemetry, starting IV-DCs, catheterizations, NG tubes
* Takes vital signs; assists/gives baths; suctions; monitors Accucheks; performs orthopedic set-up; collects specimens; assists with trach care/ostomy care; performs neuro/vascular checks; takes patient weights; counsels/assists with personal care
* Applies ACE wrapping; ambulates patients; performs passive range of motion (for patients without complications); stimulates patients (cognitive reorientation/ recognition)
* Performs equipment changes; checks emergency equipment
* Attends/participates in in-service education/quality assurance programs
* Alters activities/behaviors to reflect/ensure adequate care appropriate to the age of patients served (i.e., adolescent, geriatric, pediatric, neo-natal, adult) as described in unit age-specific and/or job-specific competencies
* Maintains age and job-specific competencies described according to department-specific competencies

Job Requirements

* Active Indiana certification as a Paramedic
* Current CPR and ACLS certifications
* Minimum of 1 year of experience as a Paramedic
* Maintains responsibility for continuing education to maintain annual certification as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

* Basic skills in patient care delivery, equipment and instrument usage appropriate to assigned area
* Knowledge of practical skills, theory and medical terminology
* Skill in use of respiratory care equipment (i.e., oxygen devices, ventilators, invasive monitors, etc.)
* Knowledge of cardiopulmonary anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and basic respiratory care techniques and modalities
* Knowledge of intravenous therapy, peripheral lines and venesection
* Knowledge of endotracheal intubation, cricothyrotomy, pleural decompression, cardiac monitoring, interpretation, defibrillation and cardioversion
* Knowledge of medications to include use of I.V. and sub-Q; medications to include correct dosages and usage for pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient population
* Knowledge of disease symptoms, conditions, treatments, trauma and aseptic techniques
* Good interpersonal communication skills, accurate reading/recording of information
* Ability to follow oral/written instructions, communicate/work effectively with a wide variety of people and patients of all ages
* Must function effectively in stressful or crisis situations, accurately read/record data, be flexible to changing work priorities, assist in assessing and responding to patient needs
* Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served
* Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs
* Ability to use age-appropriate communication skills and age-appropriate cognitive abilities, skills and techniques as required in department-specific competencies
* Basic skills in delivery of patient care, use of equipment and instruments appropriate to assigned unit
* Strong customer relations skills required
* Maintains competency in basic and advance rhythm interpretation skills

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nations 150 best places to work by Beckers Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of Americas best midsize employers Eskenazi Healths programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the citys primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care Center of Excellence in Womens Health, just to name a few.

Keywords: Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis , Patient Care Specialist II-Inpatient Med/Surg, Tele, PCU, Other , Indianapolis, Indiana

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