Patient Care Tech (CNA)

  • Cape Cod Healthcare
  • Falmouth, MA, USA
  • Jan 05, 2021
Assistant/Support Nursing

Job Description

Responsible for EKG's, phlebotomy, gluco scans, suctioning, and the collection of sputum by means of suctioning.   Description:   Must be courteous to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Takes and records patients' vital signs. Dresses wounds, gives enemas, douches, alcohol rubs, and massages. Applies compresses, ice bags, and hot water bottles. Observes patients and reports adverse reactions to medication or treatment to medical personnel in charge. Administers specified medication, orally or by subcutaneous or intermuscular injection, and notes time and amount on patients' charts. Assembles and uses such equipment as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers. Collects samples, such as urine, blood, and sputum, from patients for testing and performs routine laboratory tests on samples. Sterilizes equipment and supplies. Prepares or examines food trays for prescribed diet and feeds patients. Records food and fluid intake and output. Bathes, dresses, and assists patients in walking and turning. Cleans rooms, makes beds, and answers patients' calls. Washes and dresses bodies of deceased persons. Assists in delivery, care, and feeding of infants. Inventories and requisitions supplies. Performs tracheotomy care, colostomy care, wound care and dressing changes. Demonstrates through clinical practice the use of universal precautions, understands the OSHA Blood-borne Pathogens Standards. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and/or practice in the prevention of TB transmission and adheres to all other infection control policies. Must wear facility provided identification badge at all times. Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent.  CNA. 6 months experience in a health care setting. Reads, writes, understands English. Must have taken the EKG course. BLS. Phlebotomy.

Employment Type

Regular-Regular