Patient Care Assistant

 
Position: Patient Care Assistant

Job ID: 148616

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: WC NURSING OPS FLOAT

Talent Area: Patient Care Assistant

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Nights

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children in one of the city’s most rapidly growing communities in the area from Sugar Land to Bryan-College Station, Texas. Located at I-10 and Barker Cypress, our 515,007-square-foot hospital houses the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in the Greater West Houston area, four operating rooms, 16-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 46 acute care beds, advanced imaging services including MRI and CT scans, a neurophysiology sleep lab, a pathology lab and a full-scale pharmacy.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Seasonal Inpatient FLOAT Staff Nurse (KatyCampus) – someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you will provide nursing care to patients having a diagnostic imaging study by ensuring patient comfort and safety while collaborating with the department to optimize patient throughput.


Think you’ve got what it takes?
• ICU experience
• BSN, or BSN enrolled
• Ability to work Nights

 

- this position is considered part-time

- for 6 months out of the year- you are assigned 3 shifts per week

- for 6 months out of th eeyar- you are assigned 1 shift per week

- during the flex down months, you are able to pick up additional shifts at other campuses - or units

 



Responsibilities :


• Performs and documents assessment of the patient/family including biophysical, psychosocial, developmental ( age – appropriate), culture, spiritual, and environmental needs in an organized and systematic manner.
• Analyzes situations, anticipates potential problem, and detects changes in patient status
• Re-prioritizes and updates plan of care based on new information and changes to the patient’s condition; communicates this information to other health care team members and documents in the medical record.
• Participates in interdisciplinary rounds and/or patient care conferences and documents in the medical record
• Assists patients/family in implementing their role in the plan of care as appropriate
• Assess patient family learning needs capabilities, preferences, and readiness to learn prior to teaching.
• Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members.
• Administers and documents medications and treatments in a timely manner.
• Demonstrates willingness and ability to acquire new knowledge and utilize new skills needed to improve individual, team, and organizational performance.
• Participate in unit performance improvement initiatives.

 



Qualifications:


• A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (preferred), Associate Degree in Nursing, or Diploma in Nursing
• Current licensure with the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas One
• (1) year of professional nursing experience
• The ability to demonstrate positive and appropriate interpersonal skills
• Demonstrate good time and resource management skills
• Demonstrate flexibility
• Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills
• Operate unit specific equipment
• Knowledge of the nursing process, critical thinking skills, PALS, and interdisciplinary collaboration

 



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