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Beth Israel Lahey Health Clinical Associate (36-Hrs) Nights, Med/Surge A1 in Winchester, Massachusetts

Job Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Work Shift: Night (United States of America)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Working under the direction of a nurse, the Clinical Associate contributes to the Hospital’s mission by performing basic procedures necessary to provide for the care, comfort, and safety of patients. This clinical staff position will have an impact on the quality of care and patient satisfaction by providing for their physical and emotional needs.

Job Description:

REQUIREMENTS:

Education Required : High school diploma or G.E.D.

Certifications: BLS – Basic Life Support

Must have/be one of the following:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Nursing Student with completion of one medical-surgical clinical rotation

  • Three months of clinical care experience

  • Successful completion of the Winchester Hospital: Clinical Associate Training Program (CATP)

Other Skills/Knowledge:

Required : For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors, and fellow members of the hospital team

Preferred : Basic computer skills

JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Welcomes and orients patients, family members, and significant others to the environment.

  • Contributes to meeting the patient’s physical, emotional, cultural, and spiritual needs.

  • Observes patients and report findings and/or concerns to the nurse in a timely manner.

  • Demonstrates purposeful rounding and promptly responds to call lights to ensure patient safety and satisfaction.

  • Performs required tasks including but not limited to:

  • Assisting with activities of daily living

  • Repositioning and ambulating patients

  • Making an occupied and unoccupied bed

  • Assisting in transporting patients, beds, supplies, and equipment

  • Collecting, labeling, and transporting specimens

  • Retrieving and signing out blood products

  • Accurately performs point-of-care testing

  • Obtains vital signs and weights

  • Maintains accurate intake and output measurements

  • Removes Foley catheters and saline locks

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment to enhance patient satisfaction and a culture of safety.

  • Sets up/breaks down rooms, ensuring expedient turnaround time.

  • Assists in post-mortem care in a respectful manner

  • Documents accurately, legibly, and timely

  • Assists with procedures

  • Appropriately follows the chain of command and adheres to hospital policies and procedures.

  • Informs patients and family members throughout the patients’ experience.

  • Communicates effectively with the healthcare team utilizing established handoff procedures. Gives and accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.

  • Minimizes preventable harm events and consistently executes infection control protocols. Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality and safety guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.

  • Coordinates work schedule with departmental supervisor to provide coverage and maintain safe staffing levels.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment to enhance patient satisfaction and a culture of safety.

  • Maintains appropriate supplies at the bedside and on the unit, addressing inventory issues in a timely manner.

  • Responds to equipment issues in a timely manner to ensure the availability of equipment and to maximize its useful life.

  • Functions effectively in patient crisis situations and utilize emergency resources.

  • Assists in the preparation of patients for transport to the appropriate level of care.

  • Maximizes patient throughput to minimize wait time.

  • Adheres to the Magnet standards of professional development and clinical practice.

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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