Aug 11, 2020

NICU, Patient Care Unit Coordinator FT Days

  • Ardent Health Services
  • Amarillo, TX, USA

Job Description

Job Description

BSA Health System is an extensive hospital system providing clinical excellence to the Texas Panhandle and the tri-state area. BSA is acclaimed for its superior quality and customer service.

Labor & Delivery, NICU and Newborn nursery are comprised of 20 LDRP single-room birthing suites, 2 C-section surgical suites, 20 licensed nursery beds, and 20 licensed Level III NICU beds. Along with our excellent nursing staff, new parents are supported with childbirth education plus a lactation nurse.

The Patient Care Unit Coordinator has the ability to act in the role of the Patient Care Technician and Unit Secretary with 90% or more of their scheduled time in the role of hands-on direct patient care. The Patient Care Tech duties are assisting with patient care under the direction of the licensed staff along with patient comfort, restroom assistance, hygiene/ADL's to include taking vital signs, bed baths and linen changes, mobility and transport, patient safety, prompt response to patient request and answering call lights. Patient coverage assignments are 10-15 patients per Patient Care Unit Coordinator based on unit census with some 1:1 patient coverage assignments as needed. Unit Secretary duties are responding to all inquiries at the nurse's station, processing orders, keeping charts current, ordering and stocking supplies, answering phones and call lights and assisting the licensed nursing staff as needed.

Licenses and Certifications:
Minimum 18-yrs of age
CPR certified from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross

Previous hospital based CNA, Patient Care Tech, Unit Secretary and/or Medical Assistant experience desired
Acute care setting of patient drains, tubes, and specimen collection
Acute care setting of infection control protocols
Vital signs; manual blood pressure, heights/weights, O2 stats, I& O calculations, Glucose monitoring
Ability to recognize important patient observations and communicate it to the appropriate team member
Ability to manipulate, position, transfer and ambulate various size patients both full assist or partial assist
Basic addition and subtraction skills required
Computer skills required; accurate 40+ wpm minimum; EMR EPIC documentation
Medical Terminology a plus
Prioritize multiple requests
Multi-task with ability to handle multiple interruptions
Effective and efficient written and verbal communication skills
Excellent front-line customer service skills