PCA/Sitter 1:1- Liberty Emergency Department- 16 hrs/week- Evening/Nights



DEPARTMENT: Division of Patient ServicesORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE:Clinical Director or Clinical Manager or Manager of Support Services

COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS: All members of the intradisciplinary healthcare team

TITLES SUPERVISED:N/A

TOTAL NUMBER OF FTE's DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To assist the professional Registered Nurse staff with one or multiple patients as assigned and delegated by a Registered Nurse, in the delivery of direct and indirect patient care activities for the division of Patient Services of a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents. To provide 1:1 direct observation and re-direction to patients presenting with an immediate safety concern including but not limited to suicidal ideation, flight risk, aggressive behavior, traumatic brain injury, removal of lines/drains/ airways, harmful to self, patients with social concerns, or to specifically monitor patient's with an External Cerebrospinal Ventricular Drain (EVD). To provide support and appropriate intervention to patients classified as an Employee Safety Risk (ESR).

Responsibilities
·Compliance - Patient Services Staff
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in Compliance efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
·Patient Care - Age Specific and Culturally Diverse
Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning.
·Plan of Care:
Provide approved care of assigned patients and assist in implementation of interventions under supervision of RN. Supervise and assist patients with activities of daily living. Supervise developmentally appropriate activities. Offers assistance to co-workers after completion of own duties. Use crisis control techniques and assist in de-escalation of visitors. Assist with patient transport as requested.
·Communication:
Demonstrates the Cincinnati Children's CARES behaviors in all interactions with patients, families, visitors and co-workers by actively participating as a front-line example of extraordinary customer service and satisfaction. Reports present status or changes in patient condition on an ongoing basis and in change of shift summary. Completes timely documentation of information in the patient medical record. Seek information and guidance when needed. Discusses concerns of work situation with Director or designee.
·Environment:
Ensures that within the division, all areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for patients, families, visitors, and employees. Ensure that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for employees, patients and families. Comply with Infection Control policies and procedures. Adhere to safety procedures appropriate to children's ages and development levels
·Fiscal Responsibility:
Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and accountability with respect to patient charges and Cincinnati Children's charge capture. Performs duties related to charging and reconciling charges as assigned.
·Administrative Support:
/Responds to communication system/patient alarms and executes with a sense of urgency. Answer the telephone in accordance with CCHMC telephone etiquette. Assemble charts, order patient supplies, and stock clerical supplies.
·Regulatory Standards:
Comply with policies and procedures protecting patient rights for informed consent and the handling of confidential information as defined by Cincinnati Children's mission and applicable laws and regulations. Respect confidentiality of patients, families and employees. Provide for the exchange of appropriate patient care information regarding patients.
·Learning and Development:
Participates in all required CCHMC training and attends required in-services. Participates in professional development opportunities and implements this knowledge into daily practices. Participate in unit staff meetings. Assists in the orientation and training of new employees.
·Shared Governance:
Identifies system problems and utilizes strategies for resolutions. Participate in improving organizational performance through recommending areas or approaches for improvement activities, performing new procedures, collecting data and providing input to department discussions. Participate in establishing job requirements and goals; perform duties at the desired level of competency. Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills & Competencies
·Interpersonal Communication
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic background
·Improvement
Possess a willingness to learn necessary skills and knowledge and to strive for continuous improvement.
·Team Work
Work effectively in teams
·Independent Work
Ability to work both independently and under direct supervision.
·Physical Ability
Capable of bending, lifting and standing; demonstrate physical ability to perform necessary tasks.
·Patient Interaction
Able to provide positive age appropriate interaction, redirection, and intervention with patients at the bedside for a varying amount of time

Required:
·High School Graduate OR Equivalent AND RN Student Nurse in good standing from a National League of Nurses (NLN) BSN or entry level MSN program w/completion of one medical-surgical clinical rotation or is or has been an EMT or Paramedic
·CPR Certification to be obtained during CCHMC orientation and renewal every two years through CCHMC

Preferred:
·Experience w/the care of behaviorally challenging &/or mentally delayed patient population
·Related hospital experience