Arkansas Heart Hospital - Little Rock, AR
Position Type Full Time
Salary Range Undisclosed
Travel Percentage Undisclosed
Job Shift Undisclosed
Job Category Undisclosed
This position is responsible for assisting clinical team members
by performing a variety of duties for patients within the
patient-focused care system and under the direction/supervision of
a registered nurse. Assumes, under the direction of the Laboratory,
responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality control,
quality improvement, and equipment maintenance.
Always greets patients courteously and makes comfortable with
Ensures admission chart is ready and actively assists with
admission process (ID band, computer information, and consent
Actively participates in administering patient care and ensures
a safe and comforting environment.
Responds to patients needs in a timely manner.
Assists patients with ADLs, including meals, bathing and hygiene
Performs/assists with range of motion exercises and progressive
ambulation as directed by RN.
Performs/assists with positioning patients and transferring
patients from bed to chair or wheelchair or stretcher. Transports
patients as needed.
Reports changes in condition to the RN in a timely manner.
Maintains personal responsibility for clinical growth and
Applies the knowledge of growth and development to appropriate
Maintains standard precautions.
Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according
to established policy and procedure. Documents required information
and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards.
Observes intravenous lines for adequacy of fluids and operations
and reports any non-functioning line visually observed.
Performs superficial oral suctioning with a Yankauers.
Establishes patient setup/connection tasks including inputting
patient specific data such as SaO2, and EKG.
Demonstrates ability to perform 12 lead EKG.
Collects specimens such as urine, stool, or sputum.
Obtains weight and basic patient information for new
Monitors and performs vital signs using a variety of equipment,
and reports to RN.
Performs blood glucose monitoring.
Performs ostomy care.
Performs procedure and surgical preps on patients.
Ability to apply single dressings and to assist RN with more
Provides clerical support as needed.
Qualifications Education: High school graduate or G.E.D.
Licensure/Certification: None required.CNA, MA and/or paramedic
certification (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician
(NREMT) paramedic certification) preferred. BLS certification
required within the first 30 days of employment. Certification is
to be renewed by recommended renewal date on certification card.
Basic EKG skills required within 6 months of employment.
Experience: With CNA, MA and/or paramedic certification, no
experience required. Without CNA, MA or paramedic certification,
minimum of one year patient care experience in a nursing home or
hospital (acute care setting preferred) or one year nursing school
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