Job #270062
Patient Care Associate 18798963


Duties: Purpose of Position:Under direct supervision of a licensed Nurse or other professional medical staff in ahealth care setting, performs a variety of clerical and health-related duties associated withpatient care; performs related work.Examples of Typical Tasks:1. Checks vital signs, weighs and measures patients, obtains specimens and recordsfindings on patient’s chart.2. Instructs patients on how to obtain specimens for laboratory testing and performsbasic specimen screening testing through dipstick and hemocult.3. Prepares collected specimens for pick-up by labeling and preparing required form(s).Picks-up lab results.4. Performs vision and hearing testing and simple urinalysis.5. Administers emergency first aid, including basic life support procedures.6. Performs simple first aid such as dressing changes, bandaging and cleansing ofwounds, irrigation and cleansing of ears.7. Prepares patient for examination and assists medical provider during examination byproviding necessary supplies/equipment.8. Prepares examining room for examination including cleaning and sterilizinginstruments and equipment.9. Informs patients on proper preparation for various medical testing.10. Conducts interview of client to obtain routine personal and medical information andappropriate health history.11. Maintains, completes, processes and files patients’ charts, appropriate forms anddocuments.12. Reports observations of patient to medical staff caring for patient to ensureprofessional assessment.Position Title:Patient Care AssociateTitle Code(s)988010Effective8/25/95Reissued RevisionAnswers routine inquiries of patients in person or via telephone and makesappropriate referrals.14. Participates in informing patients and their families of health care services andachieving healthful, safe living.15. Maintains inventory of the unit’s equipment stock and supplies.16. Works effectively as a team member in the delivery of care and assists in theorientation of new employees.17. Directs and escorts patients to other hospital departments and/or facilities, as needed.18. Coordinates efforts of various clinic and facility departments in scheduling andrebooking appointments through manual and/or automated systems and enterspertinent patient information into hospital data systems.19. Obtains blood specimens for laboratory testing by performing venipuncture and/orfingerstick testing.20. Operates electrocardiograph equipment to record electrical wave tracing of theelectrical currents of the heart muscle. 
Skills: 2 years of ER experience required
Education: High school diploma or its educational equivalent, approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization; andSuccessful completion of a NYS Department of Health prescribed training program for Phlebotomy, satisfactory to the Laboratory Director; and3. Completion of a health care setting-based training program in the performance of electrocardiographs and basic life support procedures including certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation.
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