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Patient Care Assistant

Temporary
Essential Functions

Receives verbal/written assignments from RN/LPN; assists patients with Activities of Daily Living; reports any changes in patient condition to RN/LPN; documents patient turns and repositioning; reports any skin conditions to RN; maintains neat and clean stocked areas and patient rooms; cleans equipment between each patient use; operates unit equipment as required; assists with and accompanies patients on admission, discharge, and transfer; answers patient call lights promptly; maintains 24-hour urine collections; performs catheter checks, Accu-cheks, Incentive Spirometry, and enemas; runs unit errands as needed; keeps hallway clear of equipment; distributes water and ice; replaces needle buckets as needed; takes and records vital signs and weight; records accurate intake and output (to include NG, chest tube, ostomy bags, foley, etc.); signs/initials documentation; assists with completion of daily flow sheet; responds to overhead pages; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, patients, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; demonstrates ability to provide competent patient care to the following patient populations: Pediatric, Adolescent, Adults, Geriatric; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; accepts and completes all duties positively and without conflict; cooperates, helps others and improves the performance of the unit; completes all mandatory unit, educational and hospital requirements; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; accesses and accurately maintains electronic and paper medical records; participates on committee as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities as assigned; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent.

Working Days and Hours

Rotating Days
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


The University provides benefits to eligible University of South Alabama and USA HealthCare Management LLC, employees based on employment status - regular or temporary - and position FTE (hours worked per week), length of service, and other criteria. Refer to specific benefit plans for information regarding eligibility and coverage for eligible dependents. Several of the University's benefit programs require staff to enroll within a specified period of time or wait to make changes until the annual open enrollment period.

For more information on University of South Alabama benefits go to:

http://www.southalabama.edu/hr/staffbenefits.html