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Wound Ostomy Tech

Company: CHI St. Joseph College Station Hospital
Location: College Station
Posted on: September 4, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

CHI St. Joseph Health – College Station/Bryan TX  Since 1936 CHI St. Joseph Health has been caring for the communities in Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Hearne, Navasota, Caldwell, Madisonville, and Bellville.  With the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, the first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center, and the first accredited Chest Pain Center in the Brazos Valley; CHI St. Joseph Health is a leader in critical care and the largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region.  As an integrated healthcare system, CHI St. Joseph Health includes a comprehensive network of over 100 employed providers including primary care physicians, specialists and advanced practice clinicians. The network  includes more than 20 ambulatory clinics featuring primary care, a freestanding Emergency  Room, Express Clinics, and imaging and diagnostic services.

 

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities

Job Summary:Under the direction of the team lead or nurse, collaborates with co-workers on daily basis to help
ensure uniform standards of care and is responsible for performing duties for assigned nursing
unit or outpatient clinic. Demonstrates competency in the care and/or service to our
patients/customers. Performs and prioritizes assigned duties and procedures in accordance with
established methods and techniques as defined by policy. Responsible for performing clerical
duties and maintaining customer records.


Essential Accountabilities:
1. Demonstrates excellent communication skills and customer service. Answers and responds to telephone calls promptly and courteously. Will interact with Wound Care leadership to ensure the ongoing communication between Wound Care and all hospital departments. Will interact with other hospital departments, as necessary, to ensure ongoing communications.
2. Observes and reports changes in patient status to appropriate nurse or physician in a timely manner. Promptly responds to patients needs in a courteous manner.
3. Provides patient care as delegated by nurse or attending physician. Gives basic bedside nursing care (e.g., bathes, linen change, oral care, back rubs, toileting and repositioning patients). Reapplies and removes restraints as directed by nurse. Assists patient with ambulation and transfer to/from wheelchair, stretcher and/or bed, using proper body mechanics. Transports patients to rooms, other departments.
4. Set up room for procedures as directed by nurse or physician in the outpatient clinic and in-patient facility. Ensures all patient care rooms are stocked with all required supplies prior to patient arrival. Restocks patient care rooms promptly after patient leaves the clinic. Communicates any supply shortage to nursing staff or department leadership.
5. Perform patient’s blood glucose including quality control checks. Obtains patient vital signs in the outpatient clinic or as directed by leadership, nursing staff or physician.
6. Documents patient care correctly in Electronic Medical Record. Assembles charts for new admissions. Enters necessary work orders. Enters in NPWT home orders correctly. Updates board information correctly on patient status. Maintains log book for all equipment in department. Coordinate care from inpatient to outpatient as delegated by nurse.

7. Orients new Personnel as assigned.
8. Attends a minimum of six unit meetings a year, assuming responsibility for understanding and acknowledging minutes of unit meetings missed. Attends all required in-services and completes annual competencies.
9. Maintains a patient and work environment to maximize safe/clean working space. Reports all hazards to department leadership. Disinfects machines after each patient use; keeps litter picked up in all work areas, puts soiled linens in hamper. Maintains an adequate supply of towels/linens in clinic. Adheres to proper precautions, techniques and safety measures according to Infection Control policies. Works with,
cleans up and disposes of bodily fluids, blood and secretion appropriately. Performs routine cleaning of patient rooms, clinical areas, waiting and lobby areas, and lounge using established safety procedures to ensure patient and staff safety.
10. Demonstrates stewardship of equipment and supplies by using them appropriately, including use of PAR excellence system. Maintain adequate supply of items in supply room and restocks supplies daily or as needed. Makes sure all carts and rooms are fully stocked for clinic and hospital use. Orders supplies from warehouse as needed and documents arrival of supplies or missing items in a timely manner. Communicates any delays in supply deliveries to department leadership. 


Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Required Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Preferred Education: N/A
  • Experience
    • Required: N/A
    • Preferred: 6 months of experience working in a clinical environment.
  • Skills:
    • Required: Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills and comfortable with Word and Excel
    • Preferred: Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills and comfortable with Word and Excel, Meditech experience a plus
  • Licensure/Certifications:
    • Required: CPR Certified
    • Preferred: CNA or equivalent

Keywords: CHI St. Joseph College Station Hospital, College Station , Wound Ostomy Tech, Other , College Station, Texas

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