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Patient Transporter-Summer Employment

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
PRN
Day Shift

Transport patients to and from various areas of Springfield Memorial Hospital by stretcher, wheelchair or bed.  ...

Patient Transporter-Summer Employment

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20346

Position Summary

PRN
Day Shift

Transport patients to and from various areas of Springfield Memorial Hospital by stretcher, wheelchair or bed.  Ensure patient safety and comfort during transports and perform appropriate patient hand-offs to other members of the health care team.  

Highlights & Benefits

Required Skills

  • Transport patients safely and efficiently, as assigned by a computerized patient transport tracking system.
  • Utilize the SBAR tool/process for all patient hand-off situations.
  • Follow patient safety requirements/policies/protocols at all times.
  • Ensure patient comfort at all times.
  • Respond to all transport requests in a timely manner and STAT calls immediately.
  • Transport patient related equipment (IV, O2, etc.) according to patient needs
  • Connect and disconnect O2 for patients, as needed.
  • Follow proper infection control guidelines, such as hand washing and equipment cleaning.
  • Practice proper body mechanics during all patient transfers and transports.
  • Assist with patients being transferred between nursing units and patients being discharged.
  • Gather wheelchairs, stretchers and other transport equipment no longer in use, and return to storage area.
  • Report all broken and unsafe transport equipment to the Team Leader.
  • Communicate all information, concerns and request of patients to appropriate clinical staff.
  • Assist co-workers and other hospital staff as needed.
  • Attend customer service and body mechanics refresher courses as directed.
  • Adhere to the dress code while on duty.
  • Create Great Patient Experiences and uphold Memorial’s Statement of Values.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Respond expediently to needs/requests from patient transporters/nursing units/testing sites.
  • Handle floor stock medications or medications delivered from pharmacy directly or through the pneumatic tube system. Relocate these medications, in original containers, to designated secure storage locations or delivery directly to appropriate licensed staff.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience

Education:

Education equivalent to graduation from high school is recommended.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

Obtain BLS/CPR certification within 45 days of hire and maintain current BLS/CPR certification.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to utilize a computerized patient transport tracking system.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Completion of orientation and competency validation as provided during Nursing Team Onboarding (NTO) and under the supervision of a tenured Patient Transporter/Team Leader.
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort, including the ability to transport patients using wheelchairs, stretchers and beds.
Springfield, IL

Robert Wiley

Recruiter

Patient Transporter

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Part-Time
Varies Shift

Transport patients to and from various areas of Springfield Memorial Hospital by stretcher, wheelchair or bed.  ...

Patient Transporter

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-19436

Position Summary

Part-Time
Varies Shift

Transport patients to and from various areas of Springfield Memorial Hospital by stretcher, wheelchair or bed.  Ensure patient safety and comfort during transports and perform appropriate patient hand-offs to other members of the health care team.  

Highlights & Benefits

  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision

Required Skills

  • Transport patients safely and efficiently, as assigned by a computerized patient transport tracking system.
  • Utilize the SBAR tool/process for all patient hand-off situations.
  • Follow patient safety requirements/policies/protocols at all times.
  • Ensure patient comfort at all times.
  • Respond to all transport requests in a timely manner and STAT calls immediately.
  • Transport patient related equipment (IV, O2, etc.) according to patient needs
  • Connect and disconnect O2 for patients, as needed.
  • Follow proper infection control guidelines, such as hand washing and equipment cleaning.
  • Practice proper body mechanics during all patient transfers and transports.
  • Assist with patients being transferred between nursing units and patients being discharged.
  • Gather wheelchairs, stretchers and other transport equipment no longer in use, and return to storage area.
  • Report all broken and unsafe transport equipment to the Team Leader.
  • Communicate all information, concerns and request of patients to appropriate clinical staff.
  • Assist co-workers and other hospital staff as needed.
  • Attend customer service and body mechanics refresher courses as directed.
  • Adhere to the dress code while on duty.
  • Create Great Patient Experiences and uphold Memorial’s Statement of Values.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Respond expediently to needs/requests from patient transporters/nursing units/testing sites.
  • Handle floor stock medications or medications delivered from pharmacy directly or through the pneumatic tube system. Relocate these medications, in original containers, to designated secure storage locations or delivery directly to appropriate licensed staff.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience

Education:

Education equivalent to graduation from high school is recommended.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

Obtain BLS/CPR certification within 45 days of hire and maintain current BLS/CPR certification.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to utilize a computerized patient transport tracking system.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Completion of orientation and competency validation as provided during Nursing Team Onboarding (NTO) and under the supervision of a tenured Patient Transporter/Team Leader.
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort, including the ability to transport patients using wheelchairs, stretchers and beds.
Springfield, IL

Robert Wiley

Recruiter
New

Patient Access Specialist-Summer Employment

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
PRN
Day Shift

Assists in providing access to services provided at the hospital and/or other service area. Processes registration in...

Patient Access Specialist-Summer Employment

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20513

Position Summary

PRN
Day Shift

Assists in providing access to services provided at the hospital and/or other service area. Processes registration information for the patient visit, obtaining patient demographic and third party information with a high degree of accuracy, and performs financial collections.  Performs the timely completion, preparation, and deployment of legal, ethical and compliance related documents that must be presented and thoroughly explained to the patient at the time of registration. Maintains knowledge of JCAHO, Patient Rights and Responsibilities, HIPAA, HMOs, Commercial Payers, and departmental / system policies and procedures. Provides Mammography Screening scheduling services to patients. Work may be performed in a patient care area. Serves as a liaison between ancillary departments and other Patient Access Services areas.     

Highlights & Benefits

Required Skills

  • Completes all steps of pre-registration/registration; verifies patient identity and demographic information through appropriate tools. Identifies/captures appropriate health insurance benefit eligibility based on contract/regulatory differentiation. Facilitates appropriate billing of claims and hospital reimbursement. Obtains and validates proper consent for patient treatment.
  • Schedules patients for Mammography procedures efficiently, effectively, and according to established protocol for modality, location, facility capabilities, insurance requirements, type of exam, patient preferences, and urgency.
  • Educates patients/others regarding the resolution of billing, private pay options, collection efforts, coordination of benefits, third party and governmental payment criteria, insurance coverage, payments, and denials. May serve as a liaison between external resources and patients on issues requiring MH involvement.
  • Coordinates with MH Patient Financial Services, Utilization Management, physicians, and medical offices to ensure consistent financial documentation across the enterprise, and an interdisciplinary approach to patient and organizational needs.
  • Adheres to all CMS Conditions of Participation regulations and Section 1154(e) of the Social Security Act regarding delivery, explanation, and acquisition of patient/designated representative signatures.
  • Verifies medical necessity, and obtains appropriate signature on Advance Beneficiary Notice of non-coverage (ABN) per CMS regulations at points of patient access.
  • Negotiates with patients and families to collect patient co-pays and/or deposits at point of service. Supports Patient Access Services POS (Point of Service) collection goals as defined by Revenue Cycle leadership and best practice benchmarks.
  • Triages, documents, and initiates referrals of patients to Medicaid vendor and/or for financial assistance, per the Illinois Fair Patient Billing Act, Illinois Uninsured Patient Discount Act, and established MH procedures.
  • Identifies/reviews services requiring pre-authorization/pre-certification by Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial, and Managed Care payers, to ensure provider eligibility requirements are met prior to receiving service. Utilizes appropriate technology and/or communicates with physician offices.
  • Analyzes reports containing rejected accounts from a variety of hospital sources, including Non-Patient Access registration departments, and resolves toward verification of patient benefit eligibility, and subsequent reimbursement from all possible payer sources, or determines suitability for financial assistance.
  • Orients and cross-trains others within assigned area of responsibility as directed and defined by management. May assist other areas within the unit or department, as necessary, during times of special needs or staff absences. May be required to work night or weekend shifts.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable HIPAA, Joint Commission, CDC, MH, and state and federal statues, providing required associated literature to patients at all PAS access points. Educates patients regarding Advance Directives, Medicare D prescription coverage, MH, Joint Commission, and Illinois Department of Public Health grievance process as appropriate.
  • Maintains current knowledge of, and complies with, the Illinois Fair Patient Billing Act and Illinois Uninsured Patient Discount Act at all times.
  • Completes Illinois DHS legal forms for psychiatric admits, in compliance with State of Illinois and MH statues and guidelines. Provides relevant patient/family education.
  • May rotate work settings, i.e., patient registration, bedside registration, or other MH campus environments. May be required to provide coverage for the MH Financial Lobby Office.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive knowledge of the health system organization and its functions. Completes all assigned annual organizational education
  • Meets expectations for productivity, accuracy, and point of service collections.
  • Attendance at quarterly department meetings is mandatory unless absence is approved by PAS management prior to the meeting date.
  • Performs pre-registration functions as requested.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience

Education:

High School diploma required. 

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

Must successfully complete assigned annual education through Healthcare Business Insights.

Experience:

One (1) years of business office experience, preferably in the areas of Patient Access, billing, collections, insurance principles/practices, or accounts receivable. Completion of 12 (twelve) hours of coursework in a business or healthcare related field of study may be considered in lieu of business office experience. Previous experience in Patient Access is highly desirable.  

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of all tasks performed in the various Patient Access Service areas is necessary to provide optimum internal and external customer satisfaction and provide the opportunity for accurate reimbursement. 
  • Demonstrates superior patient relations and interpersonal skills; demonstrates an appropriate level of mental and emotional tolerance and even temperament when dealing with staff, patients and general public, using tact, sensitivity and sound judgment; promotes a positive work environment and contributes to the overall team efforts of the department and organization.
  • Working knowledge of computers is required, with the ability to enter and retrieve data, and electronically notate registration software, and other required applications/systems.
  • Must demonstrate detail orientation, critical thinking, and problem solving ability.
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills, with ability to maintain a calm and professional demeanor in high stress situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible, and consistently exercise sound judgment and initiative in very stressful situations.
  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and work independently in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Must demonstrate ability to educate, persuade, and negotiate effectively with patients and families.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, medical procedural (CPT) and diagnosis (ICD 10 CM) coding, and hospital billing claims preferred, but not required.
Springfield, IL

Robert Wiley

Recruiter
New

Patient Access Specialist -Summer Employment

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
PRN
Evening Shift

Assists in providing access to services provided at the hospital and/or other service area. Processes registration in...

Patient Access Specialist -Summer Employment

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20512

Position Summary

PRN
Evening Shift

Assists in providing access to services provided at the hospital and/or other service area. Processes registration information for the patient visit, obtaining patient demographic and third party information with a high degree of accuracy, and performs financial collections.  Performs the timely completion, preparation, and deployment of legal, ethical and compliance related documents that must be presented and thoroughly explained to the patient at the time of registration. Maintains knowledge of JCAHO, Patient Rights and Responsibilities, HIPAA, HMOs, Commercial Payers, and departmental / system policies and procedures. Provides Mammography Screening scheduling services to patients. Work may be performed in a patient care area. Serves as a liaison between ancillary departments and other Patient Access Services areas.      

Highlights & Benefits

Required Skills

  • Completes all steps of pre-registration/registration; verifies patient identity and demographic information through appropriate tools. Identifies/captures appropriate health insurance benefit eligibility based on contract/regulatory differentiation. Facilitates appropriate billing of claims and hospital reimbursement. Obtains and validates proper consent for patient treatment.
  • Schedules patients for Mammography procedures efficiently, effectively, and according to established protocol for modality, location, facility capabilities, insurance requirements, type of exam, patient preferences, and urgency.
  • Educates patients/others regarding the resolution of billing, private pay options, collection efforts, coordination of benefits, third party and governmental payment criteria, insurance coverage, payments, and denials. May serve as a liaison between external resources and patients on issues requiring SMH involvement.
  • Coordinates with SMH Patient Financial Services, Utilization Management, physicians, and medical offices to ensure consistent financial documentation across the enterprise, and an interdisciplinary approach to patient and organizational needs.
  • Adheres to all CMS Conditions of Participation regulations and Section 1154(e) of the Social Security Act regarding delivery, explanation, and acquisition of patient/designated representative signatures.
  • Verifies medical necessity, and obtains appropriate signature on Advance Beneficiary Notice of non-coverage (ABN) per CMS regulations at points of patient access.
  • Negotiates with patients and families to collect patient co-pays and/or deposits at point of service. Supports Patient Access Services POS (Point of Service) collection goals as defined by Revenue Cycle leadership and best practice benchmarks.
  • Triages, documents, and initiates referrals of patients to Medicaid vendor and/or for financial assistance, per the Illinois Fair Patient Billing Act, Illinois Uninsured Patient Discount Act, and established SMH procedures.
  • Identifies/reviews services requiring pre-authorization/pre-certification by Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial, and Managed Care payers, to ensure provider eligibility requirements are met prior to receiving service. Utilizes appropriate technology and/or communicates with physician offices.
  • Analyzes reports containing rejected accounts from a variety of hospital sources, including Non-Patient Access registration departments, and resolves toward verification of patient benefit eligibility, and subsequent reimbursement from all possible payer sources, or determines suitability for financial assistance.
  • Orients and cross-trains others within assigned area of responsibility as directed and defined by management. May assist other areas within the unit or department, as necessary, during times of special needs or staff absences. May be required to work night or weekend shifts.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable HIPAA, Joint Commission, CDC, SMH, and state and federal statues, providing required associated literature to patients at all PAS access points. Educates patients regarding Advance Directives, Medicare D prescription coverage, SMH, Joint Commission, and Illinois Department of Public Health grievance process as appropriate.
  • Maintains current knowledge of, and complies with, the Illinois Fair Patient Billing Act and Illinois Uninsured Patient Discount Act at all times.
  • Completes Illinois DHS legal forms for psychiatric admits, in compliance with State of Illinois and SMH statues and guidelines. Provides relevant patient/family education.
  • May rotate work settings, i.e., patient registration, bedside registration, or other SMH campus environments. May be required to provide coverage for the SMH Financial Lobby Office.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive knowledge of the health system organization and its functions. Completes all assigned annual organizational education
  • Meets expectations for productivity, accuracy, and point of service collections
  • Attendance at quarterly department meetings is mandatory unless absence is approved by PAS management prior to the meeting date.
  • Performs pre-registration functions as requested.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience

Education:

High School diploma required. 

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

Must successfully complete assigned annual education through Healthcare Business Insights.

Experience:

One (1) years of business office experience, preferably in the areas of Patient Access, billing, collections, insurance principles/practices, or accounts receivable. Completion of 12 (twelve) hours of coursework in a business or healthcare related field of study may be considered in lieu of business office experience. Previous experience in Patient Access is highly desirable.  

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of all tasks performed in the various Patient Access Service areas is necessary to provide optimum internal and external customer satisfaction and provide the opportunity for accurate reimbursement. 
  • Demonstrates superior patient relations and interpersonal skills; demonstrates an appropriate level of mental and emotional tolerance and even temperament when dealing with staff, patients and general public, using tact, sensitivity and sound judgment; promotes a positive work environment and contributes to the overall team efforts of the department and organization.
  • Working knowledge of computers is required, with the ability to enter and retrieve data, and electronically notate registration software, and other required applications/systems.
  • Must demonstrate detail orientation, critical thinking, and problem solving ability.
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills, with ability to maintain a calm and professional demeanor in high stress situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible, and consistently exercise sound judgment and initiative in very stressful situations.
  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and work independently in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Must demonstrate ability to educate, persuade, and negotiate effectively with patients and families.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, medical procedural (CPT) and diagnosis (ICD 10 CM) coding, and hospital billing claims preferred, but not required.
Springfield, IL

Robert Wiley

Recruiter
New

OB Patient Care/Scrub Tech, Family Maternity Center

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Full-Time
Day Shift

** CNA certification, or relevant experience REQUIRED **  Under supervision of the registered nurse, the OB Pati...

OB Patient Care/Scrub Tech, Family Maternity Center

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20645

Position Summary

Full-Time
Day Shift

** CNA certification, or relevant experience REQUIRED ** 

Under supervision of the registered nurse, the OB Patient Care/Scrub Tech performs a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort to patients; reports and records observations; contributes to the efficient functioning of the unit; all duties are performed in accordance with established policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.

Performs “scrub” technologist duties for scheduled and unscheduled cesarean sections, assist with the draping and utilization of instruments for a OB related surgical procedures. Demonstrates knowledge in the basic principles of sterile technique and sterilization procedures.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance & Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program & Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

I. Performs and documents nursing care measures to meet the physical needs of patients as directed by the registered nurse. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

A. Provides hygiene and comfort measures, assuring privacy and preventing undue exposure:

  1. Provides or assists patient with bathing, oral hygiene, hair care, nail care, shaving, etc.
  2. Assures that linens are dry, wrinkle free and that patient is comfortable.
  3. Provides handwashing opportunity before and after meals, toileting, etc.

 

B. Activity:

  1. Assists with patient’s activities including ambulation, chair, dangling and repositioning; uses proper body mechanics, positioning techniques, and assistive devices.

C. Nutrition:

  1. Serves and collects food trays and nourishments.
  1. Records percentage of diet intake.
  1. Feeds or assists patients as necessary. Records intake.
  1. Reports deviations from normal.
  1. Clears IV and Tube Feeding Pumps at end of each shift and documents appropriately.

D. Elimination:

  1. Provides bed pan.
  1. Performs perineal care.
  1. Performs bladder catheter care and discontinues bladder catheter as directed.
  1. Performs ostomy care (ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy) including application of appropriate appliances.
  1. Records output. Reports deviations from normal.

E. Other related needs:

  1. Assists with post-mortem care.
  1. Assists with admission, transfer and discharge of patients.
  1. Promptly responds to patient call light or requests (usually in less than ten minutes).

II. Performs and documents monitoring procedures; observes and reports the patient response. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

A. Obtains vital signs (B/P and TPR).

B. Obtains weight in kg (standing, chair, or bed scale) and reports deviation from previous weight.

C. Empties drainage collection devices.

D. Performs blood glucose monitoring.

E. Observes and reports unusual conditions and/or change in patient behavior or appearance.

III. Performs therapeutic measures/procedure, observes and reports changes, deviations from normal. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

A. Application of heat; i.e., K-pad.

B. Application of cold; i.e., ice bags, sponge baths.

C. Therapeutic baths; i.e. Sitz, Aveeno.

D. Obtains routine non-sterile specimens.

E. Assists with patient preparation for surgical, therapeutic, and/or diagnostic procedures.

F. Oxygen therapy (sets up/maintains/discontinues) as directed.

G. Applies nonsterile dressing as directed.

H. Discontinues peripheral IV as directed.

I. Performs oral pharyngeal suctioning.

J. Preps skin and applies telemetry patches.

K. Records all interventions; observes and reports the patient response, changes, and/or deviations from normal parameters.

IV.Maintains safety and security of patient/family/self/others, observing safety precautions and promoting a sense of security and well-being. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

A. Conducts purposeful hourly rounding as a team member, inquiring of the four P’s (Pain, Potty, Possessions and Positioning).

B. Follows standard precautions. Always washes hands between patients.

C. Reports equipment malfunctions.

D. Assists in keeping patient rooms/corridors free of clutter. Cleans fluid spills.

E . Uses proper body mechanics in moving, transferring and transporting patients.

F. Positions side rails appropriate to the patient’s condition.

G. Applies and maintains restraining devices as directed.

H. Interacts with patients/visitors/others in a courteous and respectful manner.

I. Fully explains procedures to patients/families prior to performing.

J. Assures patient privacy/rights/confidentiality.

K. Recognizes and reports patient concerns; offers constructive solutions.

V. Promotes efficient and effective functioning of the unit/hospital. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to, the following:

A. Skilled in computer messaging, obtaining results.

B. Completes assigned aspects of unit inventory management.

C. Complies with established policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.

D. Uses designated lines of communication and authority.

E. Supports efforts to reduce cost.

F. Consistently utilizes time and resources effectively and efficiently.

G. Maintains cleanliness of unit, service area and equipment.

H. Cooperates with all members of the healthcare team.

I. Enthusiastically supports and participates in planned changes.

J. Accepts responsibility for accurate and timely completion of tasks as assigned.

K. Adheres to MHS Behavioral Standards.

L. Handles floor stock medications or medications delivered from Pharmacy directly or through the pneumatic tube system. Relocate these medications, in original containers, to designated secure storage locations or deliver directly to appropriate licensed staff.

 

Vi. Performs additional unit specific tasks/care elements for which they have received specific instruction and demonstrated competence.

 

Principle responsibilities for Scrub Tech role

 

1. Performs duties in capacity of “scrub” technologist as prescribed by hospital policies and procedures.

A. Sets room for a routine, uncomplicated procedure with supplies and equipment in 5-15 minutes.

 

B. Sets room for complicated or multi-procedure case requiring many special supplies in 30 minutes.

C. Assists circulator in checking equipment.

D. Assist circulator in obtaining supplies prior to bringing patient to room.

E. Has basic knowledge of instrumentation and its appropriate use.

F. Checks instrumentation regarding cleanliness, function, correct number of pieces, and completeness of tray.

G. Allows adequate time for preparation of supplies and counting (i.e., routine case 15 minutes, complicated case 30-40 minutes).

H. Has basic knowledge of surgical procedures.

I. Organizes and maintains a neat, clean mayo, instrument, and back tables.

J. Attempts reasonable anticipation of sequence of instrumentation.

K. Properly identifies medication.

L. Handles floor stock medications or medications delivered from Pharmacy directly or through the pneumatic tube system. Relocate these medications, in original containers, to designated secure storage locations or deliver directly to appropriate licensed staff.

M. Keeps track of sponges, needles, and instruments during procedure at all times.

N. Relays accurate identification of specimens and cultures.

O. Organizes and assists in end-of-case clean up.

P. Separates sharp and delicate instruments during clean up.

Q. Assists in pulling cases.

 

II. Assists in maintenance of safe environment for patients and staff.

A. Has knowledge and applies principles of good aseptic practice (i.e., appropriate scrub length, OR attire, proper gowning, gloving, and draping methods).

B.Checks sterile supplies for proper packaging and dating.

C. Actively assists in recognizing and reporting breaks in sterile technique.

D. Requests assistance of Sterile Processing personnel in preparation of instruments for immediate reuse.

E. Follows protocol for universal blood and body fluid precautions at all times.

F. Prevents loss of instruments by thorough search of drapes before they are discarded.

III, Assists in the orderly function of the OR.

A. Demonstrates flexibility in a team effort (i.e., takes required supplies from circulator when offered).

B. Checks room for and put away excess supplies and equipment.

C. Takes initiative and seeks appropriate opportunities to update and maintain surgical skills (i.e., requests certain cases and attends inservices).

D. Assists in checking to-follow cases for completeness and accuracy.

E. Assists in orientation of new personnel.

F. Actively participates in checking and maintaining assignment by participating as a permanent team member.

G. Participates in updating surgeon’s preference list.

H. Reports to assigned room on time.

I. Understands and follows disaster plan.

J. Follows hospital/unit policies, procedures, and behavioral expectations.

K.. Uses designated lines of communication and authority.

L. Willingly assists co-workers to facilitate patient care.

IV. Initiates appropriate intraoperative behaviors unique to first assistant, if trained to do so.

A. Provides hemostasis to reduce potential for post-operative infection and potential for fluid volume deficit by clamping and/or ligating vessels, using electrosurgical cautery, applying direct pressure, applying chemical agents that promote coagulation, and other means as directed by surgeon.

B. Provides exposure of the operative site through the appropriate use of retractors and other instruments and through suctioning and sponging.

C. Uses surgical instrumentation skillfully in ways consistent with their design and purpose as directed by the surgeon.

D. Handles all variety of tissue appropriately to reduce potential for injury or compromised blood supply.

V. Performs other related work as required or requested.

 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

 

Required Experience

Education:

  • One of the following is required:
  1. Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) 
  2. Minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience performing the essential responsibilities of the nursing assistant role.
  • High-school graduate diploma or GED required. 

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Maintains current CPR certification

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Successful completion of Nursing Team On-boarding , unit based orientation (including OR technician training program) and clinical competency validation within 60 days of hire. 
Springfield, IL

Sandra Dunn

Recruiter
New

Patient Care Technician, 3B Rehab

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Full-Time
Night Shift

***Sign-On Bonus Offered*** Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs a variety of tasks and services to as...

Patient Care Technician, 3B Rehab

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20495

Position Summary

Full-Time
Night Shift

***Sign-On Bonus Offered***

Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients; provides care appropriate to the age of the patients served; reports and records observations; contributes to the efficient functioning of the unit; all duties are performed in accordance with established,  policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.   

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance & Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program & Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

1. Performs and documents nursing care measures to meet the physical needs of patients as directed by the registered nurse. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Provides hygiene and comfort measures, assuring privacy and preventing undue exposure.
  • Provides or assists patient with bathing, oral hygiene, hair care, nail care, shaving, etc.
  • Assures that linens are dry, wrinkle free and that patient is comfortable.
  • Provides handwashing opportunity before and after meals, toileting, etc.
  •  Activity:
  • Assists with patient’s activities including ambulation, chair, dangling and repositioning; uses proper body mechanics, positioning techniques, and assistive devices.
  •  Nutrition:
  • Serves and collects food trays and nourishments. Records percentage of diet intake.
  • Feeds or assists patients as necessary. Records intake. Reports deviations from normal.
  • Clears IV and Tube Feeding Pumps at end of each shift and documents appropriately.
  •  Elimination:
  • Provides bed pan/urinal. Performs perineal care.
  • Performs bladder catheter care and discontinues bladder catheter as directed.
  • Performs ostomy care (ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy) including application of appropriate appliances.
  • Records output. Reports deviations from normal.
  •  Other related needs:
  • Assists with post-mortem care.
  • Assists with admission, transfer and discharge of patients.
  • Promptly responds to patient call light or requests (usually in less than ten minutes).

 2. Performs and documents monitoring procedures; observes and reports the patient response. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Obtains vital signs (B/P and TPR).
  • Obtains weight in kg (standing, chair or bed scale) and reports deviation from previous weight.
  • Empties drainage collection devices.
  • Performs blood glucose monitoring.
  • Observes and reports unusual conditions and/or change in patient behavior or appearance.

3. Performs therapeutic measures/procedure, observes and reports changes, deviations from normal. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Application of heat; i.e., K-pad.
  • Application of cold; i.e., ice bags, sponge baths.
  • Therapeutic baths, i.e., Sitz, Aveeno.
  • Obtains routine non-sterile specimens.
  • Assists with patient preparation for surgical, therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedures.
  • Oxygen therapy (sets up/maintains/discontinues) as directed.
  • Applies nonsterile dressing as directed.
  • Discontinues peripheral IV as directed.
  • Performs oral pharyngeal suctioning.
  • Preps skin and applies telemetry patches.
  • Records all interventions; observes and reports the patient response, changes, and/or deviations from normal parameters.

4. Maintains safety and security of patient/family/self/others, observing safety precautions and promoting a sense of security and well being. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to the following:

  •  Conducts purposeful hourly rounding as a team member, inquiring of the four P’s (Pain, Potty, Possessions and Positioning).
  • Follows standard precautions. Always washes hands between patients.
  • Reports equipment malfunctions.
  • Assists in keeping patient rooms/corridors free of clutter. Cleans fluid spills.
  • Uses proper body mechanics in moving, transferring and transporting patients.
  • Positions side rails appropriate to the patient’s condition.
  • Applies and maintains restraining devices as directed.
  • Interacts with patients/visitors/others in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Fully explains procedures to patients/families prior to performing.
  • Assures patient privacy/rights/confidentiality.
  • Recognizes and reports patient concerns; offers constructive solutions.

5.  Promotes efficient and effective functioning of the unit/hospital. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Skilled in computer messaging, obtaining results.
  • Completes assigned aspects of unit inventory management.
  • Complies with established policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Uses designated lines of communication and authority.
  • Supports efforts to reduce costs.
  • Consistently utilizes time and resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintains cleanliness of unit, service area and equipment.
  • Cooperates with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and participates in planned changes.
  • Accepts responsibility for accurate and timely completion of tasks as assigned.
  • Adheres to MHS Behavioral Standards.
  • Handles floor stock medications or medications delivered from Pharmacy directly or through the pneumatic tube system. Relocate these medications, in original containers, to designated secure storage locations or deliver directly to appropriate licensed staff.

6. Performs additional unit specific tasks/care elements for which they have received specific instruction and demonstrated competence.

 

7. Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience

Education:

  • One of the following required:
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA);
  • Enrollment in nursing school with one (1) semester of clinicals completed; or
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience performing the essential responsibilities of the nursing assistant role.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • CPR certification required, or obtained during nursing team onboarding process.
Springfield, IL

Nicholas Rapps

Recruiter
New

Patient Care Technician, 3B Rehab

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Full-Time
Day Shift

***Sign-On Bonus Offered*** Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs a variety of tasks and services to as...

Patient Care Technician, 3B Rehab

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20493

Position Summary

Full-Time
Day Shift

***Sign-On Bonus Offered***

Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients; provides care appropriate to the age of the patients served; reports and records observations; contributes to the efficient functioning of the unit; all duties are performed in accordance with established,  policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.   

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance & Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program & Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

1. Performs and documents nursing care measures to meet the physical needs of patients as directed by the registered nurse. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Provides hygiene and comfort measures, assuring privacy and preventing undue exposure.
  • Provides or assists patient with bathing, oral hygiene, hair care, nail care, shaving, etc.
  • Assures that linens are dry, wrinkle free and that patient is comfortable.
  • Provides handwashing opportunity before and after meals, toileting, etc.
  •  Activity:
  • Assists with patient’s activities including ambulation, chair, dangling and repositioning; uses proper body mechanics, positioning techniques, and assistive devices.
  •  Nutrition:
  • Serves and collects food trays and nourishments. Records percentage of diet intake.
  • Feeds or assists patients as necessary. Records intake. Reports deviations from normal.
  • Clears IV and Tube Feeding Pumps at end of each shift and documents appropriately.
  •  Elimination:
  • Provides bed pan/urinal. Performs perineal care.
  • Performs bladder catheter care and discontinues bladder catheter as directed.
  • Performs ostomy care (ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy) including application of appropriate appliances.
  • Records output. Reports deviations from normal.
  •  Other related needs:
  • Assists with post-mortem care.
  • Assists with admission, transfer and discharge of patients.
  • Promptly responds to patient call light or requests (usually in less than ten minutes).

 2. Performs and documents monitoring procedures; observes and reports the patient response. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Obtains vital signs (B/P and TPR).
  • Obtains weight in kg (standing, chair or bed scale) and reports deviation from previous weight.
  • Empties drainage collection devices.
  • Performs blood glucose monitoring.
  • Observes and reports unusual conditions and/or change in patient behavior or appearance.

3. Performs therapeutic measures/procedure, observes and reports changes, deviations from normal. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Application of heat; i.e., K-pad.
  • Application of cold; i.e., ice bags, sponge baths.
  • Therapeutic baths, i.e., Sitz, Aveeno.
  • Obtains routine non-sterile specimens.
  • Assists with patient preparation for surgical, therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedures.
  • Oxygen therapy (sets up/maintains/discontinues) as directed.
  • Applies nonsterile dressing as directed.
  • Discontinues peripheral IV as directed.
  • Performs oral pharyngeal suctioning.
  • Preps skin and applies telemetry patches.
  • Records all interventions; observes and reports the patient response, changes, and/or deviations from normal parameters.

4. Maintains safety and security of patient/family/self/others, observing safety precautions and promoting a sense of security and well being. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to the following:

  •  Conducts purposeful hourly rounding as a team member, inquiring of the four P’s (Pain, Potty, Possessions and Positioning).
  • Follows standard precautions. Always washes hands between patients.
  • Reports equipment malfunctions.
  • Assists in keeping patient rooms/corridors free of clutter. Cleans fluid spills.
  • Uses proper body mechanics in moving, transferring and transporting patients.
  • Positions side rails appropriate to the patient’s condition.
  • Applies and maintains restraining devices as directed.
  • Interacts with patients/visitors/others in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Fully explains procedures to patients/families prior to performing.
  • Assures patient privacy/rights/confidentiality.
  • Recognizes and reports patient concerns; offers constructive solutions.

5.  Promotes efficient and effective functioning of the unit/hospital. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Skilled in computer messaging, obtaining results.
  • Completes assigned aspects of unit inventory management.
  • Complies with established policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Uses designated lines of communication and authority.
  • Supports efforts to reduce costs.
  • Consistently utilizes time and resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintains cleanliness of unit, service area and equipment.
  • Cooperates with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and participates in planned changes.
  • Accepts responsibility for accurate and timely completion of tasks as assigned.
  • Adheres to MHS Behavioral Standards.
  • Handles floor stock medications or medications delivered from Pharmacy directly or through the pneumatic tube system. Relocate these medications, in original containers, to designated secure storage locations or deliver directly to appropriate licensed staff.

6. Performs additional unit specific tasks/care elements for which they have received specific instruction and demonstrated competence.

 

7. Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience

Education:

  • One of the following required:
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA);
  • Enrollment in nursing school with one (1) semester of clinicals completed; or
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience performing the essential responsibilities of the nursing assistant role.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • CPR certification required, or obtained during nursing team onboarding process.
Springfield, IL

Nicholas Rapps

Recruiter
New

Patient Care Technician, 5B Urology/Nephrology

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Full-Time
Night Shift

***Sign-On Bonus Offered*** Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs a variety of tasks and services to as...

Patient Care Technician, 5B Urology/Nephrology

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20541

Position Summary

Full-Time
Night Shift

***Sign-On Bonus Offered***

Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients; provides care appropriate to the age of the patients served; reports and records observations; contributes to the efficient functioning of the unit; all duties are performed in accordance with established,  policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.   

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance & Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program & Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

1. Performs and documents nursing care measures to meet the physical needs of patients as directed by the registered nurse. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Provides hygiene and comfort measures, assuring privacy and preventing undue exposure.
  • Provides or assists patient with bathing, oral hygiene, hair care, nail care, shaving, etc.
  • Assures that linens are dry, wrinkle free and that patient is comfortable.
  • Provides handwashing opportunity before and after meals, toileting, etc.
  •  Activity:
  • Assists with patient’s activities including ambulation, chair, dangling and repositioning; uses proper body mechanics, positioning techniques, and assistive devices.
  •  Nutrition:
  • Serves and collects food trays and nourishments. Records percentage of diet intake.
  • Feeds or assists patients as necessary. Records intake. Reports deviations from normal.
  • Clears IV and Tube Feeding Pumps at end of each shift and documents appropriately.
  •  Elimination:
  • Provides bed pan/urinal. Performs perineal care.
  • Performs bladder catheter care and discontinues bladder catheter as directed.
  • Performs ostomy care (ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy) including application of appropriate appliances.
  • Records output. Reports deviations from normal.
  •  Other related needs:
  • Assists with post-mortem care.
  • Assists with admission, transfer and discharge of patients.
  • Promptly responds to patient call light or requests (usually in less than ten minutes).

 2. Performs and documents monitoring procedures; observes and reports the patient response. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Obtains vital signs (B/P and TPR).
  • Obtains weight in kg (standing, chair or bed scale) and reports deviation from previous weight.
  • Empties drainage collection devices.
  • Performs blood glucose monitoring.
  • Observes and reports unusual conditions and/or change in patient behavior or appearance.

3. Performs therapeutic measures/procedure, observes and reports changes, deviations from normal. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Application of heat; i.e., K-pad.
  • Application of cold; i.e., ice bags, sponge baths.
  • Therapeutic baths, i.e., Sitz, Aveeno.
  • Obtains routine non-sterile specimens.
  • Assists with patient preparation for surgical, therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedures.
  • Oxygen therapy (sets up/maintains/discontinues) as directed.
  • Applies nonsterile dressing as directed.
  • Discontinues peripheral IV as directed.
  • Performs oral pharyngeal suctioning.
  • Preps skin and applies telemetry patches.
  • Records all interventions; observes and reports the patient response, changes, and/or deviations from normal parameters.

4. Maintains safety and security of patient/family/self/others, observing safety precautions and promoting a sense of security and well being. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to the following:

  •  Conducts purposeful hourly rounding as a team member, inquiring of the four P’s (Pain, Potty, Possessions and Positioning).
  • Follows standard precautions. Always washes hands between patients.
  • Reports equipment malfunctions.
  • Assists in keeping patient rooms/corridors free of clutter. Cleans fluid spills.
  • Uses proper body mechanics in moving, transferring and transporting patients.
  • Positions side rails appropriate to the patient’s condition.
  • Applies and maintains restraining devices as directed.
  • Interacts with patients/visitors/others in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Fully explains procedures to patients/families prior to performing.
  • Assures patient privacy/rights/confidentiality.
  • Recognizes and reports patient concerns; offers constructive solutions.

5.  Promotes efficient and effective functioning of the unit/hospital. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Skilled in computer messaging, obtaining results.
  • Completes assigned aspects of unit inventory management.
  • Complies with established policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Uses designated lines of communication and authority.
  • Supports efforts to reduce costs.
  • Consistently utilizes time and resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintains cleanliness of unit, service area and equipment.
  • Cooperates with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and participates in planned changes.
  • Accepts responsibility for accurate and timely completion of tasks as assigned.
  • Adheres to MHS Behavioral Standards.
  • Handles floor stock medications or medications delivered from Pharmacy directly or through the pneumatic tube system. Relocate these medications, in original containers, to designated secure storage locations or deliver directly to appropriate licensed staff.

6. Performs additional unit specific tasks/care elements for which they have received specific instruction and demonstrated competence.

 

7. Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience

Education:

  • One of the following required:
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA);
  • Enrollment in nursing school with one (1) semester of clinicals completed; or
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience performing the essential responsibilities of the nursing assistant role.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • CPR certification required, or obtained during nursing team onboarding process.
Springfield, IL

Nicholas Rapps

Recruiter
New

Patient Care Technician, 5B Urology/Nephrology

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Full-Time
Evening Shift

***Sign-On Bonus Offered*** Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs a variety of tasks and services to as...

Patient Care Technician, 5B Urology/Nephrology

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20543

Position Summary

Full-Time
Evening Shift

***Sign-On Bonus Offered***

Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients; provides care appropriate to the age of the patients served; reports and records observations; contributes to the efficient functioning of the unit; all duties are performed in accordance with established,  policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.   

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance & Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program & Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

1. Performs and documents nursing care measures to meet the physical needs of patients as directed by the registered nurse. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Provides hygiene and comfort measures, assuring privacy and preventing undue exposure.
  • Provides or assists patient with bathing, oral hygiene, hair care, nail care, shaving, etc.
  • Assures that linens are dry, wrinkle free and that patient is comfortable.
  • Provides handwashing opportunity before and after meals, toileting, etc.
  •  Activity:
  • Assists with patient’s activities including ambulation, chair, dangling and repositioning; uses proper body mechanics, positioning techniques, and assistive devices.
  •  Nutrition:
  • Serves and collects food trays and nourishments. Records percentage of diet intake.
  • Feeds or assists patients as necessary. Records intake. Reports deviations from normal.
  • Clears IV and Tube Feeding Pumps at end of each shift and documents appropriately.
  •  Elimination:
  • Provides bed pan/urinal. Performs perineal care.
  • Performs bladder catheter care and discontinues bladder catheter as directed.
  • Performs ostomy care (ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy) including application of appropriate appliances.
  • Records output. Reports deviations from normal.
  •  Other related needs:
  • Assists with post-mortem care.
  • Assists with admission, transfer and discharge of patients.
  • Promptly responds to patient call light or requests (usually in less than ten minutes).

 2. Performs and documents monitoring procedures; observes and reports the patient response. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Obtains vital signs (B/P and TPR).
  • Obtains weight in kg (standing, chair or bed scale) and reports deviation from previous weight.
  • Empties drainage collection devices.
  • Performs blood glucose monitoring.
  • Observes and reports unusual conditions and/or change in patient behavior or appearance.

3. Performs therapeutic measures/procedure, observes and reports changes, deviations from normal. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Application of heat; i.e., K-pad.
  • Application of cold; i.e., ice bags, sponge baths.
  • Therapeutic baths, i.e., Sitz, Aveeno.
  • Obtains routine non-sterile specimens.
  • Assists with patient preparation for surgical, therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedures.
  • Oxygen therapy (sets up/maintains/discontinues) as directed.
  • Applies nonsterile dressing as directed.
  • Discontinues peripheral IV as directed.
  • Performs oral pharyngeal suctioning.
  • Preps skin and applies telemetry patches.
  • Records all interventions; observes and reports the patient response, changes, and/or deviations from normal parameters.

4. Maintains safety and security of patient/family/self/others, observing safety precautions and promoting a sense of security and well being. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to the following:

  •  Conducts purposeful hourly rounding as a team member, inquiring of the four P’s (Pain, Potty, Possessions and Positioning).
  • Follows standard precautions. Always washes hands between patients.
  • Reports equipment malfunctions.
  • Assists in keeping patient rooms/corridors free of clutter. Cleans fluid spills.
  • Uses proper body mechanics in moving, transferring and transporting patients.
  • Positions side rails appropriate to the patient’s condition.
  • Applies and maintains restraining devices as directed.
  • Interacts with patients/visitors/others in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Fully explains procedures to patients/families prior to performing.
  • Assures patient privacy/rights/confidentiality.
  • Recognizes and reports patient concerns; offers constructive solutions.

5.  Promotes efficient and effective functioning of the unit/hospital. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Skilled in computer messaging, obtaining results.
  • Completes assigned aspects of unit inventory management.
  • Complies with established policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Uses designated lines of communication and authority.
  • Supports efforts to reduce costs.
  • Consistently utilizes time and resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintains cleanliness of unit, service area and equipment.
  • Cooperates with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and participates in planned changes.
  • Accepts responsibility for accurate and timely completion of tasks as assigned.
  • Adheres to MHS Behavioral Standards.
  • Handles floor stock medications or medications delivered from Pharmacy directly or through the pneumatic tube system. Relocate these medications, in original containers, to designated secure storage locations or deliver directly to appropriate licensed staff.

6. Performs additional unit specific tasks/care elements for which they have received specific instruction and demonstrated competence.

 

7. Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience

Education:

  • One of the following required:
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA);
  • Enrollment in nursing school with one (1) semester of clinicals completed; or
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience performing the essential responsibilities of the nursing assistant role.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • CPR certification required, or obtained during nursing team onboarding process.
Springfield, IL

Nicholas Rapps

Recruiter
New

Patient Care Technician, 5B Urology/Nephrology

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Full-Time
Day Shift

***Sign-On Bonus Offered*** Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs a variety of tasks and services to as...

Patient Care Technician, 5B Urology/Nephrology

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20548

Position Summary

Full-Time
Day Shift

***Sign-On Bonus Offered***

Under supervision of the registered nurse, performs a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients; provides care appropriate to the age of the patients served; reports and records observations; contributes to the efficient functioning of the unit; all duties are performed in accordance with established,  policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.   

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance & Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program & Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

1. Performs and documents nursing care measures to meet the physical needs of patients as directed by the registered nurse. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Provides hygiene and comfort measures, assuring privacy and preventing undue exposure.
  • Provides or assists patient with bathing, oral hygiene, hair care, nail care, shaving, etc.
  • Assures that linens are dry, wrinkle free and that patient is comfortable.
  • Provides handwashing opportunity before and after meals, toileting, etc.
  •  Activity:
  • Assists with patient’s activities including ambulation, chair, dangling and repositioning; uses proper body mechanics, positioning techniques, and assistive devices.
  •  Nutrition:
  • Serves and collects food trays and nourishments. Records percentage of diet intake.
  • Feeds or assists patients as necessary. Records intake. Reports deviations from normal.
  • Clears IV and Tube Feeding Pumps at end of each shift and documents appropriately.
  •  Elimination:
  • Provides bed pan/urinal. Performs perineal care.
  • Performs bladder catheter care and discontinues bladder catheter as directed.
  • Performs ostomy care (ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy) including application of appropriate appliances.
  • Records output. Reports deviations from normal.
  •  Other related needs:
  • Assists with post-mortem care.
  • Assists with admission, transfer and discharge of patients.
  • Promptly responds to patient call light or requests (usually in less than ten minutes).

 2. Performs and documents monitoring procedures; observes and reports the patient response. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Obtains vital signs (B/P and TPR).
  • Obtains weight in kg (standing, chair or bed scale) and reports deviation from previous weight.
  • Empties drainage collection devices.
  • Performs blood glucose monitoring.
  • Observes and reports unusual conditions and/or change in patient behavior or appearance.

3. Performs therapeutic measures/procedure, observes and reports changes, deviations from normal. Illustrative tasks and expectations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Application of heat; i.e., K-pad.
  • Application of cold; i.e., ice bags, sponge baths.
  • Therapeutic baths, i.e., Sitz, Aveeno.
  • Obtains routine non-sterile specimens.
  • Assists with patient preparation for surgical, therapeutic and/or diagnostic procedures.
  • Oxygen therapy (sets up/maintains/discontinues) as directed.
  • Applies nonsterile dressing as directed.
  • Discontinues peripheral IV as directed.
  • Performs oral pharyngeal suctioning.
  • Preps skin and applies telemetry patches.
  • Records all interventions; observes and reports the patient response, changes, and/or deviations from normal parameters.

4. Maintains safety and security of patient/family/self/others, observing safety precautions and promoting a sense of security and well being. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to the following:

  •  Conducts purposeful hourly rounding as a team member, inquiring of the four P’s (Pain, Potty, Possessions and Positioning).
  • Follows standard precautions. Always washes hands between patients.
  • Reports equipment malfunctions.
  • Assists in keeping patient rooms/corridors free of clutter. Cleans fluid spills.
  • Uses proper body mechanics in moving, transferring and transporting patients.
  • Positions side rails appropriate to the patient’s condition.
  • Applies and maintains restraining devices as directed.
  • Interacts with patients/visitors/others in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Fully explains procedures to patients/families prior to performing.
  • Assures patient privacy/rights/confidentiality.
  • Recognizes and reports patient concerns; offers constructive solutions.

5.  Promotes efficient and effective functioning of the unit/hospital. Illustrative tasks and expectations include but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Skilled in computer messaging, obtaining results.
  • Completes assigned aspects of unit inventory management.
  • Complies with established policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Uses designated lines of communication and authority.
  • Supports efforts to reduce costs.
  • Consistently utilizes time and resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintains cleanliness of unit, service area and equipment.
  • Cooperates with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Enthusiastically supports and participates in planned changes.
  • Accepts responsibility for accurate and timely completion of tasks as assigned.
  • Adheres to MHS Behavioral Standards.
  • Handles floor stock medications or medications delivered from Pharmacy directly or through the pneumatic tube system. Relocate these medications, in original containers, to designated secure storage locations or deliver directly to appropriate licensed staff.

6. Performs additional unit specific tasks/care elements for which they have received specific instruction and demonstrated competence.

 

7. Performs other related work as required or requested.

Required Experience

Education:

  • One of the following required:
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA);
  • Enrollment in nursing school with one (1) semester of clinicals completed; or
  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience performing the essential responsibilities of the nursing assistant role.

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • CPR certification required, or obtained during nursing team onboarding process.
Springfield, IL

Nicholas Rapps

Recruiter

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