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Health Care Assistant

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

DetailsOpen Date 01/19/2023Requisition Number PRN33579BJob Title PS Health Care AssistantWorking Title Health Care AssistantJob Grade UGRFLSA Code NonexemptPatient Sensitive Job Code? YesStandard Hours per Week 40Full Time or Part Time? Full TimeShift DayWork Schedule SummaryMonday Friday, 8:30am 5:30pm flexible within those hoursVP Area U of U Health - AcademicsDepartment 00856 - General PediatricsLocation CampusCity Salt Lake City, UTType of Recruitment External PostingPay Rate Range $16.81 - $22.09Close DateOpen Until Filled YesJob SummaryJob SummaryThe South Main Pediatric Clinic at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Health Care Assistant that shares our vision and passion for caring for children. This position provides patient care at the direction of a Registered Nurse. Requiring direct contact with patients and their families as well as the performance of indirect patient care activities necessary to support patients and their environment. This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to state law.Job location is 3690 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT.The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage (https://www.hr.utah.edu/forms/lib/SummaryComparisonEmployeeHCP.pdf) at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/retire\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/paidLeave.php)
  • 10 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/tuition.php) for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/fsa.php)
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunitiesAdditional benefits information is available at www.hr.utah.edu/benefitsResponsibilitiesEssential Functions
    • Reinforces or assists in educating and teaching patients/significant other(s) as delegated by the professional care provider.
    • Collects, reports and documents data related to direct patient care activities.
    • Assists with indirect patient care activities such as providing a clean, efficient and safe patient care environment, companion care, housekeeping, transporting of patients, and chaperoning the physician during patient examinations and procedures as needed.
    • Performs unit specific duties and additional clerical duties as needed which may include stocking and maintaining clerical and patient supplies.
    • Provides communication to hospital staff, physicians, patients, families, and visitors.
    • May process electronic requests to order medical treatments and tests. May retrieve patient test and lab results.
    • May schedule patient appointments.
    • May maintain patient records and activity boards on unit as needed.
    • May manage admits, discharges, and transfer functions per unit standard.
    • Responsible for processing paper orders in the event of a downtime if working in the clerical role. Will enter downtime occurrence order and associated start and stop time in each patient record.
    • May observe the cardiac monitor and notify the nursing and medical staff of any abnormal heart rhythm variances which indicate heart ischemia or an acute myocardial infarction.Problem Solving
      • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.
      • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
      • Demonstrated customer service skills. Ability to work in a busy environment.
      • Demonstrated ability to use a multi-line phone system and utilize hospital paging system as needed.
      • Ability to initiate appropriate action in emergency/crisis situations which require the incumbent to evaluate the crises and determine what the protocol is for each situation.CommentsEmployee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.
        • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patients status and provide care as described in the departments policies and procedures manual.DisclaimerThis job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.Minimum QualificationsRequiredCurrent RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.Current certification as a Nursing Assistant with the State of Utah,or completion of first round of clinical and current enrollment in approved nursing education program or successful completion of RN program.For those enrolled in a nursing program, incumbents have three months from completion of RN program to obtain an RN license. If an RN license is not obtained by the end of those three months, the incumbent must immediately obtain a current CNA .Individuals in this job code with an RN license must also have a CNA certification if they remain in it longer than three months.This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.DisclaimerThis job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.PreferencesType Benefited StaffSpecial Instructions SummaryAdditional InformationThe University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veterans status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:Director/ Title IX CoordinatorOffice of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)383 University Street, Level 1 OEO SuiteSalt Lake City, UT 84112801-581-8365oeo@utah.eduOnline reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.eduFor more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/To inquire about this posting, email:employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (URS). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Keywords: University of Utah, Salt Lake City , Health Care Assistant, Healthcare , Salt Lake City, Utah

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