Care Team Assistant II
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Chief Care Team Assistant II
The central role of the Care Team Assistant (CTA) II is to allow the Registered Nurse to focus more directly on clinical care by helping to document patient encounters and alleviate some direct patient care activities. A Care Team Assistant II’s role is limited to patient care, documentation, and efficiency management for the Registered Nurse (RN). The Care Team Assistant II works under the supervision of a professional nurse, assisting in performing specific duties and activities of daily living, caring for age specific groups. Adheres to the facilities compliance plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining respectful relationships.
The Care Team Assistant II observes the RN during patient encounters and performs documentation on the RN’s behalf. Under the direction of the RN, the Care Team Assistant II enters information into the patient’s electronic or written chart. All documentation is reviewed and/or edited by the RN. Documentation is signed with an attestation by the RN, attesting that the Care Team Assistant II’s charting accurately reflects all work, treatment, procedures, and medical decision-making performed by them.
Duties and Responsibilities
● Demonstrate a thorough understanding of CareThrough and Hospital’s Core Values as outlined by the organizations.
● Obtains nursing history and performs accurate documentation in accordance with department policies, reporting any abnormalities to the supervising RN
● Assists in the delivery of patient care by performing patient care tasks under the direction of a RN that are appropriate to age, mobility, acuity, and culture
● Patient care tasks include but are not limited to obtaining Vital Signs, ADLs (bathing, feeding, repositioning, Intake & Output, etc), indwelling urinary catheter care, blood glucometer checks, venipuncture, and placing patients on telemetry.
● Transports patients from one unit to the next and/or accompany RN to transport patients to specialty/ critical units of the hospital
● Appropriately communicate with patients, families, and staff
● Function appropriately in clinical emergencies according to BLS training and hospital/ department policies
● Follow CDC isolation guidelines, demonstrate appropriate use of PPE, perform handwashing according to policy, and enforce safety regulations
● Exhibit a desire to learn and upgrade skills, and perform other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department or unit
● Participates in practice changes as a result of performance improvement activities
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
● Florida Nursing Assistant Certification, OR Registered Medical Assistant with comparable hospital experience, OR successful completion of a clinical semester of an ASN or BSN program, OR Florida licensure as an LPN
● Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Prior to working independently, each Care Team Assistant must complete a pre-clinical classroom course covering medical terminology, nursing documentation, efficiency management, and PHI/HIPAA/HITECH education. After pre-clinical training, the Care Team Assistant II must successfully complete phlebotomy training, and then progresses to one-on-one clinical training by a Master Care Team Assistant II under the supervision of a RN. The Care Team Assistant II must successfully complete training with the Master Care Team Assistant II in the clinical environment before being allowed to begin working independently, and successfully meet all clinical competency guidelines.
Competency and Evaluations:
A CareThrough local manager conducts monthly chart reviews and Care Team Assistant evaluations to monitor the performance of employees on staff. ScribeAmerica performs a 90 day and Annual Evaluation/ Competency for each Care Team Assistant on staff to assess overall performance, continued competency, and their sustained adherence to their scope of practice.
Physical Demands/ Working Conditions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
● Must be able to stand for long periods of time
● Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, handle documents, bend and stoop as needed, and reach with hands and arms
● Required to utilize a computer and keyboard regularly
There is the possibility of exposure to internal environmental conditions, such as noise, infectious/communicable diseases, chemicals, fumes, odors, gases and dusts.
Shifts: Full-Time and Part-Time, Monday Through Sunday
Hours: 12-hour shifts- 7:00am – 7:00pm and 7:00pm – 7:00am
Travel is expected occasionally for this position between local hospitals and medical facilities, as required by the particular program.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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