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Clinical Assistant, Surgical Services

Company: Grand View Health
Location: Sellersville
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Grand View Health, which includes Bucks County's first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health-careservices since 1913. Now a century strong, Grand View offers a range of inpatient and outpatient care-particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and orthopedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer treatment. Our colleagues enjoy the best of both worlds by working for a high-quality, low-cost health-careprovider in a collaborative, community environment. Help us build this new era of wellness and lead our community to a healthier future.Under the direction of the Professional Staff, the Clinical Assistant performs certain non-complex duties related to patient care and functioning of the unit. The Clinical Assistant functions to support and assist the staff in the delivery of patient care to varied age groups while providing a calm, caring and clean environment. The essential functions of the Clinical Assistant include:Essential Functions:Assists other members of the healthcare team to deliver safe, appropriate, and quality patient careAssists with or provides basic nursing care in order to help the nurse meet the activities of daily living for the patientAssists with patient mobility needs including turning, positioning, transferring, and ambulation of patients as directed, using appropriate and proper body mechanics and assistive devicesMaintains safe patient environmentResponds to emergency situations within the scope of their training and performs under the direction of the nursePerforms vital signs, including use of automatic blood pressure machine as directed by nursing staffUnder the direction of the nurse, provides basic skin care to prevent skin break breakdown and maintain or improve skin integrityAnswers call bells and responds to patient requests within their scope or communicates patient needs to the nurseTransfers and moves patients via wheelchair, bed, or stretcher to appropriate locations within the hospitalPossesses and demonstrates working knowledge of equipment in order to ensure a safe environmentMaintains open communication with department staff and accepts direction to ensure a safe environmentUnderstands and respects patients' rights to privacy and dignity in order to maintain patient confidentialityEnsures that equipment and supplies considered essential are functional, safe, and readily accessible in order to provide a safe environmentPerforms department specific maintenance duties as appropriate to departmentActs as a patient advocate to ensure safe, appropriate, and quality patient careAdheres to standards of practice for infection control and universal precautionsSchedule:Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pmEducation and Experience:High School Diploma/GED required Skills and Abilities:- Strong verbal communication and listening skills, required- Effective interpersonal skills, required- Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality, required- Able to recognize patient needs and respond appropriately, required- Service-oriented, required- Ability to listen to others, required- Demonstrated written communication skills, required- Ability to work as part of a team, required- Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills, required- Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines, high volumes and multiple interruptions, required- Self directed, required- Excellent organizational skills, required- Demonstrated ability to initiate, accept and adapt to change, required- Respects patient/hospital equipment and is cognizant of the cost of supplies and equipment, requiredLicenses and Certifications:Nursing Assistant - Certified, Upon hire, preferredBasic Life Support (BLS), Upon hire, required

Keywords: Grand View Health, Bethlehem , Clinical Assistant, Surgical Services, Healthcare , Sellersville, Pennsylvania

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