Patient Support Tech (PST)
Company: Prisma Health
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Job DetailsHeartSaver/CPR required
To perform routine assistive tasks to assist the Registered Nurse
to meet basic patient needs, unlicensed assistive personnel.
All team members are responsible for bringing life to our Purpose
Statement Inspire health. Serve with compassion. Be the difference
through every action and every interaction at work.
Assists patients with needs related to personal hygiene. Duties
include, but are not limited to, bathing, washing hair, brushing
teeth and hair, and washing hands.
Assists patients with needs related to nutrition and feeding.
Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with feeding,
drinking, and setting up meal trays.
Assists patients with needs related to ambulation. Duties include,
but are not limited to, dangling, walking, walking with assistive
device, and implementing fall prevention measures under the
direction of the Registered Nurse.
Meets patients' needs related to elimination. Duties include, but
are not limited to, assisting patient with getting to the bathroom,
using a bedside commode, using a bedpan, and/or using a urinal.
Accurately monitors inputs and outputs.
Accurately completes and documents patient vital signs. Duties
include assessing blood pressure, pulse, temperature, heart rate,
and oxygenation via pulse ox or ETCO2. Reports abnormal values to
the Registered Nurse.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: High school diploma, GED or equivalent preferred.
Completion of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Certified
Medical Assistant (CMA) course or nursing fundamentals from
accredited organization required.
Experience: Previous CNA or CMA or related experience preferred.
One (1) year hospital clerical experience preferred.
Number and Type of Team Members Supervised: None
Licensure, Registry or Certification Required: Current CPR required
prior to start date directly through the American Red Cross, the
American Heart Association, or the military. (To register: Blended
Learning or In Person CPR AED through the American Red Cross;or
Classroom or Skills Session Heartsaver CPR AED through the American
Heart Association. Certification must include an in-person skills
session.) Basic Life Support, Heartsaver certification or higher
Special Training: Candidates must successfully complete Prisma
Health unit secretary course and training within 90 days of
Keywords: Prisma Health, Columbia , Patient Support Tech (PST), Other , Columbia, South Carolina
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