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Northwell Health Per Diem Patient Care Assoc-Flexstaff (New York, NY) in New York, New York

Req Number 003FCA

Job Description

Provides direct care as

assigned for a designated group of patients.

Performs functions requiring

skill and competence such as, but not limited to phlebotomy, EKG, obtaining specimens and cultures, activities of

daily living, simple wound dressings and

vital signs. Shares accountability for

quality patient outcomes.


Assists with the unit's

admission and discharge processes.


Establishes good

interpersonal relationships with families/visitors and hospital staff.


Reports vital information to all

levels of the healthcare team, as needed.


Conveys needed

information to patients and visitors.


Maintains good

communication with co-workers for proper team functioning.



pertinent patient observations to members of the health care team.


Performs direct patient care as

assigned for designated group of patients.


Obtains and

documents patient vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, respirations,

pulse, weight, and height) using appropriate equipment.


Apprises the

Registered Nurse and health care team of any observed significant changes in

the patient's condition.



written and verbal information.


Responds to

patient requests and/or call light.


Maintains a safe, comfortable and

therapeutic environment for patients and

families in accordance with hospital standards.


Functions in an emergency

situation as a team member with guidance from supervisory personnel.


Assists with

restrained patients according to established policy.


Performs grade I

and II decubitus care, as directed.



activities of daily living appropriate to patient's condition.


Uses proper body

mechanics, obtains help and/or uses appropriate equipment when lifting,

moving or transferring patients from bed to chair, putting them on stretchers

and assisting them into wheelchairs.


Performs delegated

patient care procedures.


Obtains and labels

specimens, and performs certain diagnostic tests consistent with established

procedures, as directed.


Performs phlebotomy procedures.


Performs telemetry

and electrocardiograms, as directed.

  1. Uses clinical knowledge in the care

and management of patients based on diagnoses and the unit assigned.

  1. Performs related

duties, as required.

*ADA Essential Functions


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, REQUIRED .

  • Nursing Assistant Certificate with proficiency in performing EKG and Phlebotomy, REQUIRED.

  • Minimum on (1) year of direct patient care experience in a hospital or rehab setting, REQUIRED .