Job Ref: 27157
Talent Area: Nursing Asst. / Medical Asst.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston, TX 77070
Area/Department: Wound Care Center
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Organization: Houston Methodist
M - F
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened its doors to Northwest Houston in December 2000. In May 2010, a major expansion on the 52-acre campus doubled the size of the hospital, brining more expertise, more state-of-the-art technology and more specialized care to the community. With 251 licensed beds, 16 operating rooms and over 1,600 employees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital was specifically designed to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the community.
SUMMARY: The Patient Care Associate II (PCA II) works in partnership with the licensed nurse to support the delivery of care in an environment that promotes caring and healing. The Patient Care Associate II demonstrates basic knowledge and skills necessary to communicate appropriately and carry out delegated tasks for age specific populations under the supervision of a licensed nurse. He/she records data established by policy and procedure, and reports observations and patient problems to the licensed nurse. The Patient Care Associate II is responsible for assigned non-nursing functions. Has demonstrated competencies or has certification for education of advanced skills such as phlebotomy and stoma care. The PCA II practices Relationship Centered Care in concert with the Methodist Health Care System values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.
Department Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Preparation of all patients referred for treatment
Provide wound care services to patients under the direction of the physician and Wound care R.N.
Participate in department’s quality improvement plan and assists in collecting data used for QA & Education
Document patient care provided accurately & completely according to hospital and department specific Policy & Procedures
Provide patient/family education to include:
Assessment of learning needs, abilities and readiness to learn
Provide instruction as appropriate, e.g. equipment, activities after treatment
Provide appropriate educational materials, as available prior to treatment
Recognize change in the patient’s condition and intervene appropriately
Assist front office as needed:
Scheduling patients for HBO therapy or wound care visits
Registering patient visits in hospital systems as well as the Wound Management EMR data base
Insurance prior authorization
Point of Service collections
Clinical documentation into Wound Management EMR system
Demonstrate competency in core & unit-specific clinical skills
Maintain competencies, continuing education and certificates as required
HIPPA Compliance – complies with all of the Privacy and Confidentiality Policy and Procedures
Deliver dirty instruments to central sterile processing for appropriate cleaning
Deliver lab specimens obtained within the department to laboratory for processing
Order, stock and maintain par levels of clinic supplies within center
Perform duties as directed by Director, or Clinical Nurse Manager within scope of practice and other unit related duties as assigned
High school diploma or its equivalent is required.
Required Skills and Experience
Current American Heart Association BLS certificate
Strong oral and written communications skills
Critical thinking skills
Ability to carry out detailed written or verbal instructions independently
Proficient using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
Preferred Skills and Experience
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