This position provides assistance and/or performs basic activities of daily living and specified treatments and procedures under the direct supervision of the nurse. This position may perform non-direct patient care activities as assigned, requested, or directed. This position also performs clerical duties as assigned. Must have the interpersonal skill to communicate with respect and compassion to customers. This position also communicates information through various telecommunication devices and assists in coordinating patient flow.
2 years High School Education
Age 17 with work permit
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)
Reading and math ability appropriate to the position. Multi-line phone skills, familiar with patient call systems and pagers.
Previous experience with computer operation.
Performs and documents basic patient care tasks under the direct supervision of an RN. Maintains competency of tasks in which the ACT II has been trained. Completes assigned tasks within required timeframe. Seeks clarification from the nurse when in doubt about how to proceed. Serves as a role model to other ACTs for basic patient care competencies and tasks. Completes advanced ACT II tasks as delegated within scope and state laws.
Maintains a safe environment. Reports safety hazards to appropriate personnel. Completes safety event report as necessary. Complies with Infection Control policies. Demonstrates knowledge of safety/emergency policies and procedures and appropriately corrects any identified hazards. Places emergency calls timely as directed (Code Blue, Fire, Special Alert, Rapid Response Team).
Communicates effectively with others. Shows respect to patients, families and co-workers. Reports patient related information in a timely manner. Reports problems in completing assignment/tasks in a timely manner to the appropriate person. Answers phone and patient calls promptly and courteously. Relays accurate and complete messages to the appropriate person. Follows each communication transaction to the finish. Communicates effectively and courteously with internal departments and areas outside of the facility. Assists internal and external customers by directing them and facilitating unit flow.
Performs supply, equipment, and environmental-related activities as required, and described in principal accountabilities. Recognizes, reports, and follows-up on issues with supply/equipment availability in a timely manner. Assures equipment/supplies are readily available for use by next person. Is knowledgeable of the function, operation, and maintenance of equipment specific to their role on the unit.
Acknowledges need for self growth and accountablity. Demonstrates/maintains knowledge of organizational and unit changes. Supports organizational and unit changes.
Maintains the medical record. Documents accurately in the medical record as per unit/TriHealth guidelines. Performs computer downtime procedures according to unit/TriHealth guidelines. Maintains proficient knowledge of computer applications specific to their unit/job. Provides other clerical support to unit as needed and directed by charge nurse or manager.
Other Job-Related Information:
Must be 17 years of age or older
Bending - Frequently
Climbing - Occasionally
Concentrating - Consistently
Continuous Learning - Consistently
Hearing: Conversation - Consistently
Hearing: Other Sounds - Frequently
Interpersonal Communication - Consistently
Kneeling - Occasionally
Lifting Lifting 50+ Lbs. - Frequently
Lifting Pulling - Consistently
Pushing - Consistently
Reaching - Consistently
Reading - Consistently
Sitting - Frequently
Standing - Consistently
Stooping - Frequently
Talking - Consistently
Thinking/Reasoning - Consistently
Use of Hands - Consistently
Color Vision - Occasionally
Visual Acuity: Far - Frequently
Visual Acuity: Near - Consistently
Walking - Consistently
TriHealth SERVE Standards and ALWAYS Behaviors
At TriHealth, we believe there is no responsibility more important than to SERVE our patients, our communities, and our fellow team members. To achieve our vision and mission, ALL TriHealth team members are expected to demonstrate and live the following:
Welcome everyone by making eye contact, greeting with a smile, and saying \'hello\' Acknowledge when patients/guests are lost and escort them to their destination or find someone who can assist Refrain from using cell phones for personal reasons in public spaces or patient care areas Excel: ALWAYS…
Recognize and take personal responsibility to address and recover from service breakdowns when a customer's expectations have not been met Offer patients and guests priority when waiting (lines, elevators) Work on improving quality, safety, and service Respect: ALWAYS…
Respect cultural and spiritual differences and honor individual preferences. Respect everyone’s opinion and contribution, regardless of title/role. Speak positively about my team members and other departments in front of patients and guests. Value: ALWAYS…
Value the time of others by striving to be on time, prepared and actively participating. Pick up trash, ensuring the physical environment is clean and safe. Be a good steward of our resources, using supplies and equipment efficiently and effectively, and will look for ways to avoid waste. Engage: ALWAYS…
Acknowledge wins and frequently thank team members and others for contributions. Show courtesy and compassion with customers, team members and the community