Apr 27, 2021

Patient Care Asst-DART

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Loma Linda, CA, USA

Job Description

Dialysis Apheresis Resource Team (Full-time, Evening Shift) -

Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, excellence, humility, integrity, justice, teamwork and wholeness.

The Patient Care Assistant (PCA)-Dialysis Apheresis Resource Team (DART), performs designated direct and indirect, age-specific and developmentally appropriate patient care for inpatients and outpatients under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) that specializes in providing multiple types of dialysis modalities and apheresis treatments and procedures. Provides services in Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and all hospitals licensed under Loma Linda University Medical Center (University Hospital, East Campus Hospital, Surgical Hospital). Plays a key role in supporting department productivity goals and timely quality patient care by processing and transporting machines and supply carts to and from treatment and procedure locations within designated timeframes based on patient schedules. Participates in quality control activities. Collects water specimens for bacteriology, endotoxins, and chemical analysis according to regulatory requirements and manufacture recommendations. Performs follow-up testing as needed and directed by Supervisor – Dialysis Equipment. Meets qualifications and competencies as defined in the department-specific Plan for Providing Care. Participates in training, educational activities and staff meetings; assists with the orientation and training of other personnel as requested. Performs other duties as needed.

High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate required. Successful completion of an approved Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program or completion of School of Nursing Fundamentals course required. Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT) may be considered in lieu of CNA program or completion of School of Nursing Fundamentals course. Minimum six months of experience as a nursing assistant or dialysis technician preferred. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association required. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Certified Hemodialysis Technician preferred.

Demonstrates competencies in fundamentals of patient care, cleaning and disinfecting and running of dialysis and apheresis machines and knowledge of scope of practice for unlicensed assistive personnel healthcare providers. Exhibits good customer service skills Able to read, write legibly and speak in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer, printer and software programs necessary to the position, e.g., Word, Outlook, organization electronic medical record, event reporting program; operate and troubleshoot patient care equipment required for this position; perform basic direct and indirect patient care activities using proper body mechanics and safety precautions; comprehend and follow-through with instructions; relate and communicate positively, effectively and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; collaborate; accept direction; think critically and use good judgment; work with minimal supervision; perform basic math functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; organize and prioritize workload; problem solve; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail; distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place and patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch; exhibit professional behavior at all times.

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