Patient Support Tech (PST) - CVICU (Heart Hospital)

Palmetto Health

Posted 2 months ago

Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Shift: Nights
Education Level: High School Degree Required
Certificates: CPR
Experience Level: All|Experienced|Student
Compensation: NA

Patient Support Tech (PST) - CVICU (Heart Hospital)

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Department

C.V. ICU - NT

Req Number

48773

Schedule

Full-time FTE 0.9 -1.0

Shift

NIGHT

Hours

7 p.m.-7 a.m., includes weekends

Job Details

HeartSaver/CPR required

Palmetto Health Heart Hospital is South Carolina's only freestanding hospital dedicated solely to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hearts. If you or a loved one are having cardiac issues, know that our leading cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons are all dedicated to the patients for whom we care. Our expertise and unmatched quality measures have helped achieve a national patient satisfaction rating of 99 percent. We offer a full array of inpatient and outpatient services and diagnostics, including EKG, stress testing and imaging. We have the best nurse-to-patient ratio in the Midlands, and are proud to have been named "Best Hospital for Heart Health" in 2014 and 2015 in The State's annual Best contest.

Job Summary:

These unlicensed assistive personnel may perform routine assistive tasks to assist the Registered Nurse to meet basic patient needs.

All team members are expected to be knowledgeable and compliant with Palmetto Health's values of compassion, dignity, excellence, integrity, and teamwork.

Responsibilities:

Assists patients with needs related to personal hygiene. Duties include, but are not limited to, bathing, washing hair, brushing teeth and hair, and washing hands.

Assists patients with needs related to nutrition and feeding. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with feeding, drinking, and setting up meal trays.

Assists patients with needs related to ambulation. Duties include, but are not limited to, dangling, walking, walking with assistive device, and implementing fall prevention measures under the direction of the Registered Nurse.

Meets patients' needs related to elimination. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting patient with getting to the bathroom, using a bedside commode, using a bedpan, and/or using a urinal.  Accurately monitors inputs and outputs.

Accurately completes and documents patient vital signs. Duties include assessing blood pressure, pulse, temperature, heart rate, and oxygenation via pulse ox or ETCO2. Reports abnormal values to the Registered Nurse.

Performs other administrative duties as requested.

Performs other basic care duties as requested and delegated by licensed personnel.

Requirements:

Education: High school diploma, GED or equivalent preferred. Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) course required.

Experience: Previous CNA or CMA or related experience preferred. 1 year Hospital clerical experience preferred. 

Licensure, Registry, or Certification: Current CPR required prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended Learning or In Person CPR AED through the American Red Cross; or Classroom or Skills Session Heartsaver CPR AED through the American Heart Association. Certification must include an in-person skills session.

Special Training: Candidates must successfully complete Palmetto Health unit secretary course and training within 90 days of hire.

EEO/AA

Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Contact

800-321-5552

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