- High School diploma or GED equivalent
Provides patient care under the supervision of the Staff Nurse to include but not limited to assisting with ADLs specimen collection (non-invasive), transportation of patients (unmonitored), patient preparation for procedures, collection of vital signs and unit specific procedures and tasks which require documented competencies. Responsible for fulfillment of Houston Healthcare mission, values and quality commitment. Participates as a team member to ensure appropriate resources are available to all internal and external customers.
Education/training: High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Graduate of an approved State Technical College program in patient care assisting, licensed practical nursing, emergency medical technician or paramedic or currently enrolled in and participating in the clinical portion of a nursing degree program. Education/training (except for HS diploma or GED equivalent) may be waived with experience listed below.
Experience: Two (2) years experience as a patient care tech (or similar title) in a hospital. Hospital experience may be substituted with Two (2) years patient care assisting experience in other health care facility and a GA Certified Nursing Assistant certification or Four (4) years experience as a medical technician or hospital corpsman in the U.S. Armed Forces. Experience may be waived with education/training as listed above. Current AHA-BLS certification. Medical terminology, hospital professional services, documentation and various departmental responsibilities, anatomy and physiology, infection control, vital signs, medical records, (charting and obtaining health histories), assistance with physical exams, specimen collection, patient-focused care, dressing changes (clean & sterile). Successful candidates will be subject to criminal background and drug screens. EOE/AA/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled