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Hospital for Special Care PATIENT SUPPORT ASSOCIATE - TEMPORARY POSITION ENDING ON OR BEFORE 8/31/19 in New Britain, Connecticut

  • QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

  • JOB SUMMARY

  • 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.

  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • 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.

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