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Care Partner

Company: Wellstar Health System, Inc.
Location: Marietta
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

ResponsibilitiesCore Responsibilites and Essential Functions

  • Excellence in Patient Experience by partnering with health care team, patient and family. Patient Centered Care-Clinical Practice: Supports an environment of healing or wellness for patients which includes: addressing patient needs, following the plan of care as assigned or instructed by a licensed professional; and while carrying out role responsibilities, engages the patient and family in compliance with the treatment plan. Effectively contributes to the plan of care or treatment based on assigned tasks and patient/family input in collaboration with the healthcare team with a focus on the care continuum. Consistently implements all safety interventions to minimize risk in achievement of intended outcomes. --- Protects rights and dignity of patient. --- Maintains confidentiality adhering to HIPAA regulations and recommended privacy procedures. --- Participates in hourly patient rounding. --- Answers telephone and call lights promptly, professionally and notifies appropriate individual of need for follow-up. --- Resolves patient concerns or escalates to the charge nurse if unable to resolve patient concerns. --- Proactively offers assistance and comfort measures to patients and families. --- Present self in positive and professional manner and show sensitivity to concerns and needs of others.
  • Patient Centered Care --- Provides patient care under the direction of the RN. --- Provides patient care needs (ex. hygiene, nutrition, elimination, physical comfort measures) and additional advanced skills based on unit specific requirements (ex. phlebotomy, EKG, removal of foley catheters and removal of IVs). --- Answers telephone and call lights promptly, professionally and notifies appropriate individual of need for follow-up. --- Assist RN and other members of health care team with care delivery as assigned. --- Assist in direct patient admission. --- Monitors data entry for key patient safety information. --- Participates in charge reconciliation. --- Performs audits as requested.
  • Teamwork --- Supports initiatives of the Health care team. --- Participates in unit performance improvement initiatives. --- Supports professional nursing practice through shared leadership, evidenced-based practice and ethical accountability. --- Transports unit supplies, patient care supplies, medications and equipment as assigned. --- Practices 200% accountability.
  • Communication --- Uses effective written and oral communication skills with patients, staff, physicians, family and visitors, i.e. AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explain, Thank you). --- Uses safety communication techniques, i.e. Ask a question, Request a change, Voice a concern, Use chain of command when necessary (ARRC). --- Communicates completion of assignment/duties to RN or Charge Nurse. --- Documents completion of patient care in EMR (Electronic Medical Record). --- Communicates patient care concerns/problems/emergencies to the RN or Charge Nurse in a timely manner. Real time communication is required. --- Uses positive and respectful communication with all members of healthcare team, patients and families. --- Maintains equipment i.e. blood pressure machines, glucometers, and other patient care equipment. When devices are not properly working sequester, tag, and report to appropriate personnel. --- Communicates with patient and updates white boards with information. --- Knowledgeable, maintains, and acts as unit expert regarding patient care documentation tools related to their role in the event of downtime.
  • Safety and Infection Control --- Provides a safe environment for the provision of patient care. --- Consistent use of proper hand hygiene. --- Keeps patient rooms and unit areas clean and free of clutter. --- Follows appropriate PPE/Infection control policies in between patient care and equipment usage. --- Reinforces the importance of universal precautions with patient and patient's family. --- Utilizes proper body mechanics, patient safe handling devices (i.e. lifts, transfer equipment, etc.), and additional assistive devices (i.e. walkers, gait belts). --- Performs environment of care rounds. Required for All Jobs
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct. QualificationsRequired Minimum Education
  • High School rising Senior in good standing (completion of junior year) Required or
  • senior classification in with satisfactory standing (2.0 GPA or higher) Required
  • High school diploma Preferred and
  • GED Preferred and
  • Graduation from a State approved program for Certified Nursing Assistants or Patient Care Tech Program Preferred Required Minimum Experience
  • N/A Required Minimum Skills
  • Ability to follow detailed directions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Clear verbal and written communication, specifically ability to document.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Wellstar minimum age of hire is 16. Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)
  • Cert Nurse Assistant 0.00 Preferred 0.00
  • Basic Life Support 1.00 Required 1.00 Additional Licenses and Certifications

Keywords: Wellstar Health System, Inc., Marietta , Care Partner, Other , Marietta, Georgia

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