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The Mount Sinai Health System Patient Care Associate- KP 7 Mother/Baby- MSH-Full Time- Evenings- 3P-11P in New York, New York

Patient Care Associate- KP 7 Mother/Baby- MSH-Full Time- Evenings- 3P-11P

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Job Summary:

As an integral part of the clinical care team, the Patient Care Associate is responsible for patient care and support activities promoting patient focused care within the Specialty Service. The Patient Care Associate supports the registered nurse in patient care activities, such as: assisting patient with activities of daily living, collecting specimens and performing procedures; maintaining a safe, clean environment; and other duties as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Performs and records patient's vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respirations. Documents intake and output and other data as assigned.

  2. Obtains patients’ rating on pain scales as a fifth vital sign in all areas except Pediatrics.

  3. Performs clinical procedures, such as specimen collection, venipuncture, EKG, application of compression devices, post-mortem care, and maintenance of skin integrity. Sets up for selected procedures and assists RN's accordingly.

  4. Assists patient with activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing and/or toileting. Orients patients to clinical environment. Assists patient with ambulation and all levels of mobilization.

  5. Assists with dietary functions, including delivering and collecting patient trays at bedside, passing menus to patients and assisting them with menu completion, mixing nutritional supplements, reporting variation in eating patterns to RN/Dietitian, and

  6. Maintains a safe, clean and functional environment, including ensuring for the comfortable movement of the patient. Assists the patient in room maintenance, such as bed-stripping and trash removed, when necessary.

  7. Performs one-to-one observation or close observation status of patients, e.g., safety, elopement risk, or suicide prevention.

  8. Maintains "isolation status” for patients under direction of an RN and according to set procedures.

  9. Performs scheduled rounding on patients with emphasis on caring for toileting needs, comfort, positioning and pain awareness. Documents on rounding log . Notifies RN is rounding has not been completed as scheduled or if issues are identified.

  10. Utilizes Vocera system according to sign in/sign out protocol where activated.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned, including generating reports.

  12. Is open and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and experience of other people and promotes an environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.

  13. Respects and values each patient's unique, individual needs, beliefs, and diversity and incorporates these into delivery of care.

Staff Shared Duties and Responsibilities Across Clinical Specialties:

Greets visitors and answers telephones promptly and courteously.

Escorts visitors to appropriate area, when necessary. Provides information as appropriate.

Answers Patient Call System and refers calls to appropriate staff.

Maintains a safe, clean and functional environment, including removing trash and bringing physical plant and equipment problems to the attention of the managers.

Transports patients to stretchers or wheelchairs, as required.

Delivers and collects trays and bedside.

Delivers flowers to patients.

Operates the pneumatic tube system when required.

Shared Duties and Responsibilities Across ICU's/Specialty Units:

Strips units/cubicles.

Performs emergency clean-up.

Performs emergency transport.

Performs discharge bed making.

Transport specimens.

Updates communication board/discharge log.

Assembles medical records.

Updates Admission/Transfer/Discharge System.

Maintains supplies and care of equipment

Education:

High School Diploma or GED

Experience:

Three to nine months of healthcare experience preferred. Venipuncture and EKG skills required.

Required:

Certificate of Medical Assistant training or equivalent.

Heartsaver Certification from American Heart Association and/or BCLS.

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:

  • Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential

  • Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination

  • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers

  • We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong, and are able to professionally advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.

Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai Morningside ( Formerly St Luke’s), and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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