Care Partner - Cardio Step Down Job
Full Job Title: Care Partner Cardio Stepdown
Job Number: 17016587
Facility: SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
Location: St. Louis, MO
Schedule: Full Time, Nights
SSMHealth Saint Louis University Hospital
7South is a 23 bed unit whose primarily services include adult-geriatricpatients with acute illness, injury, or preexisting disease that requirethoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and genitourinary surgery. 7 South has 19acute care beds to provide acute pre-operative and post-operative care to thethoracic surgery, vascular surgery patients, and genitourinary surgerypatients. 7 South also has a 4 bed ICU stepdown ward. The floor consists ofseven private and seven semi-private rooms. Care is provided to patients with awide range of vascular, thoracic diagnosis, genitourinary and surgicalintervention.
CarePartners are responsible for meeting the basic needs of patients by providingskilled levels of bedside patient care under the direction of the RegisteredNurse. Care Partners also perform clerical duties necessary to the functioningof the department. Deliverscare requiring broad knowledge of aseptic technique, physiology, pharmacologyand medical equipment.
Communicates effectively on the behalf of patients and contributes totheir plan of care.
Provides service excellence to the customers of Saint Louis UniversityHospital by delivering timely, high quality care in a courteous and respectfulmanner.
MinimumEducation and Experience: High School graduate or GED equivalent and at least18 years of age. Must have current MO CNA or 2 years patient care experiencein a skilled nursing facility.
RequiredCourse: Completion of learning program with 80% passing score on written andskills performance examination.
WorkingConditions: Regular exposure to the risk of blood-borne diseases. Contact withpatients under wide variety of circumstances. Exposure to unpleasant elements(accidents, injuries, illness). Subject to trying and unpredictable situations.May perform emergency care. Subject to irregular hours. Pressure due tomultiple competing demands.
PhysicalRequirements: Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking. Lifts,positions, pushes, and /or transfers patients. Lifts supplies / equipment.Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, lifting,pushing, pulling 100 pounds.
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