General Medical 5A/B Patient Care Unit Coord., PRN Nights

Shift: Night
Schedule: PRN Relief

 BSA Health System is an extensive hospital system providing clinical excellence to the Texas Panhandle and the tri-state area. BSA is acclaimed for its superior quality and customer service.

 BSA is the fourth largest employer in Amarillo, with a medical staff of more than 450 physicians and about 3,400 employees. BSA fosters an environment that allows employees to provide superior patient care in alignment with our mission to Provide Quality Healthcare in Christian Love, Service and Dignity.

The General Medical 5A/B unit is a 45-bed unit consisting of general medical patients with a mix of Cardio IMCU and Med-Surg overflow. The unit is supported by a team consisting of the Unit Secretary, Patient Care Unit Coordinators, Patient Care Technicians, Transporters, Nutrition Ambassadors, RN’s, LVN’s, RN Shift Supervisor, a Clinical Educator, a Manager and the Director working as a cohesive team to ensure excellent patient care.

The Patient Care Unit Coordinator will float between patient care technician and unit secretary duties; generally a schedule of 75% direct patient care and 25% unit secretary. The Patient Care Tech duties are assisting with patient care under the direction of the licensed staff along with patient comfort, restroom assistance, hygiene/ADL’s to include taking vital signs, bed baths and linen changes, mobility and transport, patient safety, prompt response to patient request and answering call lights. Patient coverage assignments are 10-15 patients per Patient Care Unit Coordinator based on unit census with some 1:1 patient coverage assignments as needed. Unit Secretary duties are responding to all inquires at the nurse’s station, processing orders, keeping charts current, ordering and stocking supplies, answering phones and call lights and assisting the licensed nursing staff as needed.

Licenses and Certifications:
  Minimum 18-yrs of age
  CPR certified from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross

Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  Previous hospital based CNA, Patient Care Tech, Unit Secretary and/or Medical Assistant experience desired
  Acute care setting of patient drains, tubes, and specimen collection
  Acute care setting of infection control protocols
  Vital signs; manual blood pressure, heights/weights, O2 stats, I& O calculations, Glucose monitoring
  Ability to recognize important patient observations and communicate it to the appropriate team member
  Ability to manipulate, position, transfer and ambulate various size patients both full assist or partial assist
  Basic addition and subtraction skills required
  Computer skills required; accurate 40+ wpm minimum; EMR EPIC documentation
  Medical Terminology a plus
  Prioritize multiple requests
  Multi-task with ability to handle multiple interruptions
  Effective and efficient written and verbal communication skills
  Excellent front-line customer service skills