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Patient Support Tech (PST) - Neurosurgical ICU

Company: Prisma Health
Location: Columbia
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Job Details HeartSaver/CPR required
Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) - The Neuroscience ICU is a 16-bed unit caring for critically ill patients with injury or disease to the nervous system. The nurse to patient ratio is 1:2. Common diagnoses of patients include post-op craniotomies or tumor resections, interventional radiology procedures, ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke including SAH, post TPA administration, brain tumor and AVM. Care of this population incorporates a multi-disciplinary team of physicians with specialized training in neuro critical care, acute care nurse practitioners, critical care nurses with neuroscience training and critical care trained pharmacists. There is also a close involvement with physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, respiratory therapists and case managers. Nurses hired to NSICU will continue education specifically around the neuroscience patient population and will directly assist practitioners, while monitoring patients, during bedside procedures such as IVD placement, CVC insertion and intubations.Our neuroscience service at Prisma Health is co-led by Roham Moftakhar, MD, Chief of Neurosurgery, Prisma Health Richland Hospital, and Souvik Sen, MD, MPH, Chair, USC School of Medicine Department of Neurology. They share a vision to provide the most advanced neurology and neurological surgery treatments available to the residents of South Carolina.
Through recruitment of the best and brightest neurologists and neurosurgeons, investment in the most advanced equipment and technology, participation in cutting edge research, and education of the next generation of neuroscience physicians, Prisma Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine are committed to offering the area's premier neuroscience service.?Job Summary: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.?Responsibilities: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.Requirements: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: NoneLicensure, 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 preferred.?Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is required within 90 days of start date.Special Training: Candidates must successfully complete Prisma Health unit secretary course and training within 90 days of hire.

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