Assists patient care team in the treatment and care of patients in accordance with established policies, procedures, and standards of care. Participate in pre-procedural patient preparation; clip groins, scrub chests, attach monitors, check vital signs, perform EKGs. Participate in post-procedure patient care; performs and documents vital sign checks, pull sheaths, record intake and output, assists patients to order meals. Assists with answering call lights. Help transport patient before and after procedures. Escorts family members to appropriate areas. Performs assigned necessary tasks and coordinate activities to ensure efficient operation of the department under the supervision of the Nurse Manager. Answer the telephone promptly in a pleasant and courteous manner, and accurately provide personnel with required information to ensure efficient operation of the department. Review procedure schedule 1-2 days out, gather appropriate patient information, and assure all needed information is available. Review room availability for appropriate scheduling and assist with rescheduling procedures if needed. Provide phone calls to patients reminding them of procedure. Responsible for ordering desk supplies and equipment. Participates in the stocking of supplies and equipment to meet overall needs within the department. Actively participates in cleaning of carts, equipment, and cubicles after patient discharge. Assures a clean, safe, and organized department; understands basic infection control principles, checks recycling bins, laundry hampers, and needle boxes. Assists with monthly cleaning duties. Copies records and other information as needed. Prepares unit charges as appropriate. Participates in Quality Assurance of the department and utilizes information to improve patient care. Able to describe unit based quality initiatives. Performs and documents daily checks of defibrillators and blanket warmers, and medication refrigerators. Assists with quality assurance audits (i.e. hand hygiene compliance). Assists with data collection for quality improvement initiatives. Enters complication data electronically. Attends staff meetings and Training: as appropriate.
QualificationsExperience: One year experience as an assistant on a patient care unit required.
Education: High School diploma required.
Training: in sheath pulls preferred.
Special Skills: Ability to communicate, collaborate and manage relationships with interdisciplinary members.
Licensure & Certification: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) upon hire preferred.
Exemption status: Non-exempt
Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $14.65 per hour.
Benefits eligible: Yes
Schedule: Full Time
Hours / Pay period: 80
Schedule details: 8 hour shifts with variable start times, Monday through Friday.
Weekend schedule: No weekends, holidays, or on-call required.
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Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).