Physician Affiliate Groupof New York, PC Patient Care Associate - AMKC C-95 (Mon - Fri 9am-5pm) in New York, New York
Patient Care Associate - AMKC C-95 (Mon - Fri 9am-5pm)
NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Services
Physician Affiliate Group of New York (PAGNY) is one of the largest multi-disciplinary groups in the country whose main purpose is to nurture and embolden the healthcare providers who take care of the most fragile and vulnerable patients in New York City. PAGNY people do more than diagnose and treat; we uplift the spirits and dignity of patients because we love what we do, and it shows. PAGNY is committed to recruiting and retaining productive and enthusiastic physicians and promotes our health professionals' wellness.
PAGNY is comprised of over 4,000 physicians and healthcare professionals who provide services to NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), the largest public health system in the United States. Our practitioners are highly skilled professionals with outstanding credentials who deliver the highest level of quality healthcare to patients throughout New York City.
With approximately 55,000 admissions per year and an average daily population of 10,000, the NYC jail system is one of the largest in the nation. NYC Health + Hospitals/Correctional Health Service (CHS) is a national leader in the delivery of healthcare to the justice-involved population and, with PAGNY's active support, aspires to the highest standards of care with the goal of meeting or exceeding what is available in the community.
The Patient Care Associate under the direction of a Licensed Nurse or other medical staff in the health care setting assists the professional staff by performing, veni-puncture, finger-sticks, HIV Pre and Post Test Counseling, Rapid HIV Testing, responding and assisting with emergencies, various clerical and health related duties associated with patient care (ADLs as indicated) and contributing to the safety, care and comfort of patients. The duties are assigned by and are performed under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. The Patient Care Associate may be required to perform the duties listed below and other duties involving same type, area of responsibility. Patient Care Associates also observe their patient's mental, emotional and physical conditions and report any changes to the nursing staff.
Administer total care (bed bath, partial or complete)
Assist with patient's personal hygiene - including skin care, mouth care, shaving, etc.
Transfers patients - in and out of bed, stretcher and wheel chair. Including physical and mechanical lifting
Positions patients and carry out range of motion exercise
Assists with ambulating and all ADL as directed
Prepares patients for meals and assist with feeding as needed
Assists with unit admission and transfer of patient
Makes beds and tidies patient area for bed ridden patients
Takes and document in the electronic medical records all patient's vital signs - B/P, TPR, weights, intake and output and performs EKGs as required and follow outlined procedures for faxing abnormal EKGs
Performs dry sterile dressing changes and assists with other patient treatment
Administers hot and cold applications to patients, under supervision
Maintains intake and output for oral and body excretions
Notify MD/Nurse Staff of any changes in patient's status
Performs urine testing by dipstick and fractionalization
Chaperon staff in all clinical areas when requested
Maintains competency in nursing skills as detailed in the clinical Performance checklist for Nursing Assistant
Assist with Nursing Follow-ups and transmit necessary information to laboratory electronically.
Perform HIV Pre and Post test counseling
Perform rapid HIV Test
Enter data in the rapid HIV database and electronic medical record.
Fax rapid HIV testing information to the Nursing Office every tour.
Perform Quality controls
Perform EKGs and fax information
Perform Nursing Follow-up as assigned
Assist with New Admission processing
Maintenance of Unit:1. Clean equipment, e.g., thermometers, B/P machine, EKG machine, suction machine, refrigerators, and other treatment equipment3. Maintain cleanliness of surface area of treatment and exam rooms
A four year high school diploma or equivalent (GED) required
Successful completion of a NYS Department of Health prescribed training Program for phlebotomy
BCLS Certification and Computer Competency required
HIV Pre and Post Test Counseling training / certification
Completion of a Patient Care Associates or Nursing Attendant Training with Certification
This position will require a background check, security clearance and/or drug screening. PAGNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status.
PAGNY provides equal opportunity in employment. WE recruit, select, train and promote the most qualified individuals. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, natural origin, citizenship, military status, creed, color, sex, religious beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or protected characteristics under the law.