Hospital for Special Care PATIENT SUPPORT ASSOCIATE - TEMPORARY POSITION ENDING ON OR BEFORE 8/31/19 in New Britain, Connecticut
Required: Ability to work independently
Required: Ability to read, write and understand directions in English.
Required: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Preferred: One year work experience with special needs population.
Preferred: Basic computer knowledge.
Preferred: CPI or Safety Care
The Patient Support Associate provides safe and appropriate non-skilled therapeutic interventions as assigned. Tasks focus on patient supervision to ensure patient safety, transport of patients in preparation for treatment, obtaining/preparing equipment necessary for patient care and maintaining a clean environment. The Patient Support Associate may also perform other clerical duties within the staffing office as assigned.
Assists in lifting, transporting, turning, guarding and overall patient handling utilizing proper body mechanics and safety awareness.
Provides observation and direct assistance with patient activities as assigned under direction of licensed nurse.
Demonstrates competency in utilizing patient related equipment as directed.
Observes and reports changes in patient condition to appropriate team members
Provide set up and or feed assistance during meal times.
Assists with maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of unit areas.
Documents assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner using appropriate formats.
Orders patient equipment/supplies as directed.
Obtains, organizes and cleans equipment and supplies as directed
Monitors available stock and maintains neat, orderly storage of equipment/supplies on the unit as assigned.
Provides set-up and clean -up of treatment areas (i.e. pillows, linens, mats, treatment tables, etc.)
Performs miscellaneous clerical and staffing office duties as needed.
Prioritizes tasks in order to complete assignments seeking supervisory guidance as needed.