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Outpatient Clinical Care Assistant

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Cuyahoga Falls
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Obtains vital signs, height and weight as directed.
  • Collects patient specimens and prepares specimens appropriately for transport to labs.
  • Prepares patient for exams, tests and special procedures and assists with exams and treatments as applicable.
  • Completes the rooming process, to include but not limited to: review of medications, updating allergies, identifying pain level and asking regulatory screening questions.
  • Identifies, documents and reports changes to RN and or MD.
  • Assists with indirect patient care.
  • Performs patient treatments as directed, to include: the application of heat or cold, simple sterile dressing changes, measures, applies changes and removing of casts, braces and splints.
  • Repairs cast and apply and instruct patients in the use of DME.
  • Removes dressings, sutures, & staples.
  • Stocks supplies and linens as applicable. Cleans and restocks dressing supply cart, checks emergency carts, empties needle boxes using appropriate safety measures.
  • Maintains all designated work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Assists in Regulatory and safety monitoring and compliance audits as directed.
  • Collaborates with members of the health care team to promote the delivery of patient care and the overall functioning of the department.
  • Participates in department meetings and performs duties in an independent and assertive manner under the direction of an RN and or MD.
  • Initiates CPR and other emergency measures as required.
  • Performs administrative or clerical duties as assigned, including filing, reception, scheduling, data entry and patient registration.
  • Other duties as assigned. Education:
    • High School Diploma or GED.
    • Ability to read, write and speak English and follow oral and written instructions.
    • Understanding of human anatomy sufficient to perform job duties.
    • Knowledge and understanding of basic patient care activities.
    • Basic knowledge of math.
    • Additional formal training /education may substitute some or all stated experience. Certifications:
      • Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) required within new hire period. Complexity of Work:
        • Requires good interpersonal skills to interact with all staff, patients and family members.
        • Requires strong organizational skills to set priorities, organize work activities and complete assigned work.
        • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Work Experience:
          • Minimum two years recent patient care experience in a hospital or ambulatory setting preferred.
          • Proficient in the use of an electronic medical record preferred. Physical Requirements:
            • Requires full body motion to move and lift patients, manual finger dexterity with good eye-hand coordination; involves extensive standing and walking.
            • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Cuyahoga Falls , Outpatient Clinical Care Assistant, Other , Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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