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Patient Support Specialist

Company: Froedtert South
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

------------------------------------------------ *Opportunities available in multiple departments, including Medical Surgical, ER, ICU, and IMCU . Apply for more details. Flexible shifts and varied hours.*
POSITION PURPOSE

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), the -Patient Support Specialist performs tasks for patients, assists with the collection of patient data and performance of selected procedures, and performs activities in the department to promote comfort, safety, and a positive patient and staff experience. Complies with established standards and procedures.
SITE(S)

Froedtert Kenosha Hospital
Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

High School or Equivalent (GED) or completion of 11 of 12 years of high school education with anticipated graduation within 12 months.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Entry Level
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Current BLS and/or CPR certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or the ability to obtain certification within 12 weeks of hire.
SUPERVISES

N/A
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED

No prior experience required. - Training will be provided
PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Under the direction of the nurse, perform patient care, treatments and procedures/activities within training and competence level.
Provide the patient assistance with activities of daily living such as feeding ambulating, turning, and positioning.
Promptly and courteously respond to patient call lights and provide the patient assistance within the scope of the position.
Routinely and consistently conduct patient care rounds and observe patient activity, notifying the nurse immediately when a change in patient condition is identified.
Accurately and promptly document patient care activities in the medical record.
Recognize the occurrence of life-threatening situations and emergencies and take the appropriate actions in a timely manner.
Clean, organize, and restock the department work area and patient supply locations and evaluate supplies for integrity and expiration.
Clean patient rooms and care areas to facilitate patient movement.
Complete all assigned education, training, and learning requirements within the scheduled time frame. #cb

Froedtert South is a comprehensive regional healthcare system that has served southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois communities for more than 100 years. Froedtert South provides services primarily through the Froedtert Kenosha Hospital and the Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital and several other clinic locations.

Froedtert South is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Froedtert South does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: Froedtert South, Kenosha , Patient Support Specialist, Other , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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