Respite Technician

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Published date: November 21, 2020 8:14 am

Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

The Medical Respite Technician provides quality supportive care to residents of the Sulzbacher Medical Respite. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Clinic and Respite Operations, the Technician's clinical duties include assisting patients with personal hygiene, accompanying patients to clinic appointments where needed, assisting patients to maintain the cleanliness of their rooms, and reporting pertinent information to the Assistant Director of Clinic and Respite Operations or clinic healthcare provider. The Technician also coordinates with the clinic personnel, case managers and other members of the healthcare team to support efficient respite operations and ensure a positive patient experience.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists the patient to maintain hygiene, including but not limited to bathing/showering, oral hygiene, nail care, changing of clothes, etc.
Maintains cleanliness of patient's room by changing linens as needed and providing a clean environment to avoid infections
Helps maintain patient mobility by assisting with exercises (per order of healthcare provider or therapist), helping patients get out of bed, sit up, walk
Provides mental and emotional support as needed; communicates with patients to help them feel more at ease
Assists in wound care as needed
Maintains respite equipment by cleaning and sterilizing as needed after use
Accompanies patients to referral appointments if needed
Monitors and records patient activity / changes and informing supervisors of any issues or potential issues the patient may be experiencing; documents any accidents, errors that may affect the patient
Participates in other clinical or administrative projects as assigned by the Assistant Director of Clinic and Respite Operations
RESIDENT, GUEST AND INTERNAL CUSTOMER FOCUS
The Medical Respite Technician is sensitive to cultural, spiritual and practical needs of resident, families, guests and staff members in all interactions. He/she provides positive feedback and comments about the quality of work and effort that have been offered by patients, residents, families and coworkers, and adjusts priorities and schedules to meet specific customer needs. The Technician reports and/or corrects problems related to safety, cleanliness and comfort of resident, patient and work areas, and follows Universal Precautions and Infection Control techniques. He/she demonstrates an understanding of their role in facility safety plans and procedures related to fire, weather and other disasters.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Qualifications
High School Diploma / GED
Certified Nursing Assistant or Patient Care Technician preferred; EMT, Medical Assistants
Current CPR certificate
Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills
Ability to work in fast paced environment
Ability to pass a Level II Background Screening
Physical/Mental Demands & Working Conditions
Transportation and valid Florida driver's license
Work various shifts as required to ensure that health services are adequately administered
Ability to travel
Works in typical clinical office setting Must be able to lift 20 pounds.

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