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Patient Care Assistant II

Req #:  125736
Facility:  Good Samaritan Hospital
Department:  Nursing Assistant
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Twelve hour 7p-7a
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.6

Over its nearly 40-year history, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved into a recognized national leader in health care. Good Samaritan Hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list six times and is the only health care organization in the state to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, achieving the honor in 2010. Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. A range of services are offered at the hospital, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, stroke care, obstetrics and gynecology, and low-dose diagnostic imaging. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.

Position Requirements:
High school graduate or equivalent

Have successfully completed an IL approved CNA training program and pass a written competency test.
Have successfully completed a nursing arts course (e.g., Basics in Nursing, Fundamentals of Nursing, Nursing 101). Must provide an official transcript indicating successful completion and at least 40 hours of supervised clinical experience in an accredited nurse training program.
Good communication skills
Basic computer skills
Familiarity with copier and fax equipment
Good customer service skills
Competent patient care with ADLs
Ability to accurately take vital signs
Ability to address patient/ family needs
CNA (if non nursing student)
Ability to adapt to changes in work assignments and environment
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Ability to frequently stoop, bend, push, pull, climb, lift and demonstrate manual dexterity for extended periods of time.
Ability to lift and assist with the movement of heavy patients and or equipment, up to 300 pounds with assistance.
Ability to adapt to changes in work assignments and environment
Possible exposure to infectious waste and disease
Ability and willingness to work on all shifts, weekends, and holidays in patient care areas
Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time (stand and/or walk 80 percent of the time sit 20 percent of the time, depending on assignment)
Ability to kneel and bend
Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of fire or other disaster

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

The purpose of this position is to assist the RN with patient care, provide clerical support to the unit, and to assist in the maintenance of the patient care environment.

Plans and performs general patient care duties that are specific to the patient population served and as directed by the Registered Nurse.
Maintains patient environment
Plans and promotes a smoother workflow and provides a positive hospital experience for patients, families and visitors.
Performs duties as receptionist, when assigned.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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