Medical Attendant III (NAII/UC-NAII/TT)

Location: WK Medical Center
Department: Nursing Service - NS-CCU
Classification: Full-Time
Shift: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Date Posted: 4/5/2019
Description: Willis-Knighton telemetry certification required for this position.

A complex intensive care unit seeks a medical attendant to assist with the care of critically ill patients.  The individual would provide direct care for specific patient groups in cooperation with other team members, communicate pertinent information to patient care team, monitor telemetry, and cooperate and interact with all healthcare providers.  Some duties would include assisting patients with meals, including feeding if needed; recording calorie counts, diet and percentage of nutritional intake, and reporting to the nurse. Assisting with daily bathing, skin care and any additional cleaning needed by the patient during the shift. Answering phones and directing calls to appropriate staff member. Monitoring telemetry of critically ill patients and relaying changes to appropriate staff.

Excellent customer service would be needed for receiving calls over the patient intercom and answering telephones to receive and relay messages, sending and receiving materials through the pneumatic tube system, and informing the nurse manager or team leader of patient and unit activities and information.

Perform receptionist duties for the nursing unit by answering inquiries from visitors and personnel; relays messages concerning patients, staff, visitors and medical staff.

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