CRU PCA Days FT 7a-7p
Company: Advocate Health
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: November 16, 2023
- Assists RN with daily care of patients including bathing, oral
hygiene, feeding, activity orders and ambulation which may include
use of therapeutic assistive devices, proper positioning, range of
motion and special transferring as indicated.
- Measures and documents blood pressures, TPRs (Temperature,
Pulse, Respiration), I & O (Intake and Output), daily weights, and
other patient data as requested. Documents accurately in Electronic
Medical Record (EMR).
- Performs purposeful rounding under direction of RN and promptly
communicates observations, concerns, and needs of patient/family to
RN. Documents appropriately.
- Participates in admission, transfer and discharge process under
supervision of RN including room set up, orientation to room,
removing linen, and proper management of patient belongings.
Ensures patient call light is always in reach of patient and
answers call-lights promptly.
- Collects urine, stool, and sputum specimens and performs
point-of-care testing as indicated using approved process for
accurate specimen labeling and identification. Maintains competency
- Completes various errands as directed including pick-up and
delivery of trays, charts, specimens, and reports. Maintains and
orders stock for nursing area. Cleans equipment and work
- Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties
which require lifting and pushing/pulling while utilizing proper
technique and assistive devices. Performs tasks related to
nutritional needs of patient under direction of RN to include diet
review, tray set up/removal, proper positioning and diet
- Performs tasks related to maintaining skin integrity to include
proper repositioning and skin care. Ensures special patient
supplies and appliances are provided and maintained such as TED
hose and sequential compression devices.
- Under the direction of RN and as determined by site/unit
requirements, may be required to remove IVs, provide post mortem
care, and bladder scans.
- Practices within policies and procedures of infection
prevention by demonstrating hand hygiene and knowledge of sterile
and aseptic procedures, proper disposal of contaminated materials
and utilizing proper attire when in direct contact with patients in
- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to
provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must
demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span and possess the ability to assess data
reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate
information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative
to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as
described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific
information is developed further in the departmental job
- Education Required: High School Graduate, or Certificate of
General Educational Development (GED) or High School Equivalency
Diploma (HSED). Team members will maintain annual educational
requirements for hospital based certifications (e.g. DNV, CARF or
others Experience Required: No experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: Basic computer skills.
Excellent oral and written communication. Excellent organizational
skills and ability to set priorities. Certification Addendum Team
members will maintain annual educational requirements for hospital
based certifications (e.g. DNV, CARF or others).
- Licensure, Registration and/or Certification Required: Nurse
Aide in good standing as indicated with the State Registry in which
the team member practices., and Basic Life Support (BLS) for
Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart
Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 45 days.
Physicial Requirements and Working Conditions:
- Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Must be able to
sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, twist, and reach above
shoulders during the work shift. Must be able to: lift up to 50
lbs. from floor to waist. lift up to 20 lbs. over the head. carry
up to 40 lbs. a reasonable distance. Must be able to: - push/pull
with 30 lbs. of force. - perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs.
with a second person present. Will be required to use foot pedals
on carts or machines. Must have functional vision and hearing. Will
be exposed to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and radiation
hazards as well as blood and body fluids on a continuous basis;
therefore, protective clothing must be worn as necessary. Operates
all equipment necessary to perform the job.
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work
expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform
other related duties.
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