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Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Care Partner II, Flexi -- MED/SURG/ORTHO UNIT in Chesapeake, Virginia

Summary

The Care Partner II is responsible for assisting the nurse in providing patient care and for serving as a receptionist for the nursing unit with clerical /transcription duties. Activities are based on the unit's specific needs and are performed within the scope of education, training and experience of the Care Partner.

General Patient Care/Procedures

  • Demonstrate accuracy in taking vital signs, measuring intake/output, and completing activities of daily living as directed; document data via the electronic medical record

  • Demonstrate competency competent in determining orthostatic blood pressures

  • Perform blood glucose monitoring

  • Collect, transport, and perform data entry for lab specimens per policy

  • Obtain blood products from Blood Bank per policy

  • Effectively notify nurse of pertinent changes in patient’s condition

  • Maintain/stock adequate supplies and equipment to include but not limited to patient rooms, med room supplies, and emergency airway supplies at bedside

  • Follow established routines and utilize supplies and equipment in a cost-effective manner

Clerical Management Activities/Unit Secretary

  • Process MD orders promptly and accurately via the electronic medical record

  • Provide clerical assistant for patient admissions, transfers, and discharges

  • Operate the computer order entry system accurately; utilizes downtime processes and procedures when required

  • Relay urgent orders immediately to the appropriate staff member

  • Coordinate scheduling of diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients

  • Serve as receptionist for the nursing unit

  • Manage phones and other communication systems to provide effective and timely communication

  • Take and deliver messages accurately and in a time appropriate manner

  • Keep work area neat and orderly

  • Maintain and order forms, office supplies, and dietary supplies as needed in a cost-effective manner

  • Assist with safety during emergencies; direct hallway traffic

  • Demonstrate familiarity and competence with completing necessary procedures:

  • Transportation arrangements for patients going to other hospitals

  • COBRA forms for transfer

  • Supporting safe transitions of care; copying chart to be sent with patients during transfers

  • Pick up blood and blood products from the lab

  • Maintain a working knowledge of equipment

Education and Experience

Minimum Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education: Certification as a Nursing Assistant is preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Applicants must hold a current BLS certification from the American Heart Association

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