CTA - Care Team Associate - Medicine Specialty

  • OU Health
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • May 24, 2022
Full Time Assistant/Support Education

Job Description

Position Title:

CTA - Care Team Associate - Medicine Specialty

Department:

Medicine Specialty Unit

Job Description:

Shift: Full - Time, 7A - 7P OR 7P - 7A

General Description:

Under general supervision of a registered nurse, performs routine tasks in patient care.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position.  Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position. 

  • Under direct supervision of the RN and in collaboration with the patient and family, systematically and continually monitors the patient’s health status and implements the plan of care.
  • Carries out physician and nursing orders as directed by the RN.  
  • Takes/records blood pressures, temperatures, pulse and weighs patients.
  • Performs blood glucose monitoring. 
  • Monitors intravenous infusions and transfusions as directed by RN.
  • Sets up and discontinues telemetry monitor. 
  • Collects specimens as directed.
  • Applies sterile dressings, removal of sutures, staples and/or drains. Performs all sterile procedures as assigned.
  • Performs stomal irrigation and applies colostomy pouches.
  • Performs oral and tracheostomy suctioning. 
  • Administers tube feedings to patients.
  • Takes emergency actions as required.
  • Performs all treatments and procedures as defined on initial skills checklist.
  • Reports symptoms and significant changes in patient’s condition or behavior to RN. 
  • Assists with admission, discharge and transfer process.
  • Transports patients to and from various treatment centers when necessary; assists transporters in moving patients in and out of stretchers and wheelchairs.
  • Keeps the patient’s room in clean and orderly condition; makes beds, replaces soiled linen.
  • Assists in restocking rooms with supplies and equipment as directed. 
  • Duties may be performed for one patient or more than one patient.
  • When assigned to one patient, provides care, observes the patient and does not leave the patient alone.

General Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Education & Experience: Six (6) months experience in a healthcare setting OR completion of a health related vocational education course of at least 3 months OR completion of the first semester of clinical education in an associate or bachelor’s degree program from a non-nursing health care discipline.

License(s)/Certification(s)/Registration(s) Required: Current Basic Life Support issued by the American Heart Association required upon hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   Knowledge of basic nursing techniques and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively, and follow written and oral instructions; and to maintain effective working relations with others.

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