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Health Care Assistant - Burn Outpatient Clinic

Health Care Assistant - Burn Outpatient Clinic

Requisition Number 
25913
Reg/Temp 
Regular
Employment Type 
Full-Time
Shift 
Rotating
Work Schedule 
Rotating
Location Name 
University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? 
Yes
City 
SALT LAKE CITY
State 
UT
Department 
UUH OPC 24A BURN OP DEPT
Category 
Patient Care Support / Technicians

More information about this job

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position provides patient care at the direction of a Registered Nurse; requires direct contact with patients and their families as well as the performance of indirect patient care activities necessary to support patients and their environment.

This position may be required to access medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Responsibilities

  • Assists the patient with feeding, drinking, ambulating, grooming, toileting, dressing, socializing and unit specific technical skills.
  • Reinforces or assists in educating and teaching patients/significant other(s) as delegated by the professional care provider.
  • Collects, reports and documents data related to direct patient care activities.
  • Assists with indirect patient care activities such as providing a clean, efficient and safe patient care environment, companion care, chaperoning the physician during patient examinations/procedures, housekeeping, transporting, stocking and maintenance tasks.
  • Performs unit specific duties as required.
  • Accepts delegated tasks as appropriate to training and certification.
  • May process paperwork to order medical treatments and tests; collects/compiles/retrieves patient's test and lab results.
  • May schedule patient appointments.
  • May observe the cardiac monitor and notify the nursing and medical staff of any abnormal heart rhythm variances which indicate heart ischemia or an acute myocardial infarction.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
  • Ability to provide care appropriate to the population served.
  • This position performs selected patient care tasks and procedures under the supervision of a registered nurse and as authorized and defined in the procedural guide for Health Care Assistants. Assistance from professional nursing staff is required to solve problems.
  • Major challenges encountered by the incumbent include initiating appropriate action in emergency/crisis situations which require the incumbent to evaluate the crises and determine what the protocol is for each situation.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • For those enrolled in a nursing program, incumbents have three months from completion of RN program to obtain an RN license. If an RN license is not obtained by the end of those three months, the incumbent must immediately obtain a current CNA.
  • Individuals in this job code with an RN license must also have a CNA certification if they remain in it longer than three months.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
  • Current certification as a Nursing Assistant,or completion of first round of clinical and current enrollment in approved nursing education program or successful completion of RN program.
* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisioners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking