In addition to the Rehabilitation Care Assistant (RCA) essential job functions, the RCA II works under the direction of charge nurse to support unit and patient care needs. RCA II assists with management of the electronic health record and paper chart.
Major Areas of Responsibility/Essential Function:
Patient Care Responsibilities
•Answers patient call lights and meets patient care needs with an appropriate sense of urgency.
•Assists patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living promoting maximal independence.
•Assists patient with application of assistive devices and prosthetics/orthoses according to individual patient program.
•Performs preventive skin care program as directed by RN and report any changes in skin integrity immediately to the nurse.
•Accurately calculates and documents calorie count, intake and output and patients’ weights.
•Assists patients with transfers and mobility activities utilizing appropriate techniques, precautions and assistive devices.
•Assists patients with bladder and bowel elimination programs to including collection of laboratory specimens.
•Accurately obtains and documents patients’ vital signs.
•Assists patients with completing menus daily within established timeframes.
•Passes patient meal trays and HS snacks under the direction of the nurse.
•Provide supervision and activities for patients in Caution Club.
•Patient rounding: Circulate on the nursing units to monitor patients. Engage patient in activities as appropriate.
•Reviews Wound Care cart par levels daily. Faxes replacement items to Purchasing using department form. Prints wound photos as directed by the nurse.
•Inclusive of all other duties as assigned by department head, supervisor, and charge nurse.
•Maintains a therapeutic relationship to provide optimal customer-focused care.
•Communicates effectively with patients at level appropriate to age and cognitive status, showing cultural sensitivity.
•Interacts effectively with peers and other hospital staff to foster positive working relationships
Infection Control/Patient Safety
•Contributes to the safe, effective and professional delivery of patient care including use of safety/restrictive devices.
•Follows Infection Control policies and procedures.
•Maintains knowledge of Marianjoy’s policies concerning precautions, codes, conditions, warning and general safety procedures.
•Answers, screens and directs all telephone calls, overhead paging staff when necessary, and taking messages when staff is unavailable.
•Supports Admission function after hours when Admission Department closed
•Assists the patient/ family in signing the consent to treat.
•Completes necessary documentation in Meditech for patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
•Maintains clerical supplies, Meditech downtime documents and medical record forms at nursing station.
•Prepares and submits maintenance work slips when necessary.
•Ensures all interdepartmental mail is delivered daily.
•Maintains current telephone list for physician, on call schedule, and hospital referrals.
•Provides a daily copy of the doctor census and physicians’ rounds profile for each physician.
•Coordinates patients outside appointments.
•Assists in emergency situations as directed.
•Inclusive of all other duties as assigned by department head and immediate supervisor.
Medical Record Management
•Supports Electronic Health Record/Reporting
•Copies or faxes medical records as directed for outside appointments, therapeutic pass, and discharge.
•Files paper reports into chart, prepares new charts for admissions and dismantles charts following discharge.
•Color codes charts according to policy and assures all room number changes are entered on the medical record and processed in Meditech.
•Demonstrates a visible working style, acts in a manner that is consistent with and shows commitment to the WFH Values
Certification/Licensure Required for Job:
- Certification from an accredited Nursing Assistant program is required or current enrollment in nursing program and completion of at least one clinical rotation (Proof of clinical rotation from student via transcripts or letter from clinical instructor necessary.)
- Active CPR certification is required