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Become A Care Partner

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Working As A Care Partner

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $64,792

    Average Salary

What Does A Care Partner Do At Valley View Medical Center

* IV initiation and removal, Cardiac monitoring and EKGs, Laboratory draws, Basic Medication administration with appropriate licensure, Order entry, Assist with treatment and management of patients, Performs other duties as assigned: i.e.) Foley catheter insertion; patient transport; wound cleansing, etc.
* Will work collaboratively as a part of a patient focused team to provide excellent care and services.
* Patient Care Partners in the Float Pool will be trained in multiple departments (typically three departments) to ensure coverage throughout the organizations.
* These departments can include: Inpatient Center, ICU, Emergency Department, Ambulatory Care, and OB/GYN.
* If interested in this position, please email resume to mwiersc@watertownregional.com
* Minimum requirement of current CNA, EMT or LPN certification/license issued by the State of Wisconsin, required
* CPR Certification, required
* year of patient care experience in a health care facility, required
* Applies critical thinking, analytical and participative behavior to solving techniques and decision making

What Does A Care Partner Do At Highmark Health

* Performs phlebotomies, IV's, EKGs, pulse oximetry, vital signs and applies oxygen/monitor and prepares and sends lab specimens by pneumatic tube.
* Collects medication history, social history, past medical history and chief complaint.
* Transports monitored and unmonitored patients to and from departments.
* Transfers of the following patients will be prohibited – ICU/CVU unless accompanying an RN.
* May not transfer patients with vasoactive or other potent medications administered via intravenous infusion or blood products.
* Performs special procedures in assisting emergency department and private physicians and nurse practitioners; assists in cardiac arrest and critical care patients.
* Provides clinical documentation for accurate medical and legal purposes.
* Provides patient care by preparing patient for physician and testing

What Does A Care Partner Do At Excela Health

* To do this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
* The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
* The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job changes.
* The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential

What Does A Care Partner Do At Ascension Health

* Assists with treatments ordered by physician and supervised by a Registered Nurse (RN).
* Assists patients with tending to personal care and activities of daily living.
* Reports findings or changes in physical, mental and emotional conditions to nursing staff.
* Assists with keeping patient rooms clean and orderly.
* Communicates changes in patient status, evaluates and reports patient discomfort and documents data accurately.
* May be required to secure medications in individual patient medication drawers.
* Performs procedures and treatments, applies restraints, and maintains accurate documentation of procedures and treatments in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
* Contribute to Mission effectiveness by promoting the spirit embodied within the Mission Statement: Service to the Poor - support the cause of those who lack resources for a reasonable quality of life; Reverence - respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life; Integrity - inspiring trust through personal leadership; Wisdom - integrating excellence and stewardship; Creativity - courageous innovation; Dedication - affirming hope and joy in our ministry.
* All other duties as assigned

What Does A Care Partner Do At Kaiser Permanente

* To obtain, record and report vital signs, heights, weights and inputs/outputs of patients as directed.
* Observe, record and report patient response to care.
* Provide patient care, including but not limited to: AM/PM care, feeding, bathing, oral care, and assisting patients in and out of bed.
* Perform routine EKG, phlebotomy and perform basic physical therapy point-of-service testing activities not requiring a license (i.e., sputum collection, pulse oximetry, and incentive spirometry) treatments (i.e., continuous passive motion applications, endurance ambulation, and range of motion and activities of daily living).
* Provide additional duties in support of other care team members as needed, such as heating and serving trays, transportation of patients, specimens, medical records, films and equipment.
* Provide patient core comfort care, including providing blankets, giving water, answering the phone, adjusting blinds, responding to patient call lights and other activities that maintain a safe, pleasant and satisfying environment for patient.
* Carry out basic duties of the Unit Assistant andthe Service partner as needed

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How To Become A Care Partner

Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses also must be licensed.


In all nursing education programs, students take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take 4 years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take 2 to 3 years to complete. All programs include supervised clinical experience.

Bachelor’s degree programs usually include additional education in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking. These programs also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse. However, employers—particularly those in hospitals—may require a bachelor’s degree.

Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma choose to go back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree through an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and accelerated programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession and already hold a bachelor’s degree in another field. Some employers offer tuition reimbursement.

Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) must earn a master’s degree in nursing and typically already have 1 or more years of work experience as an RN or in a related field. CNSs who conduct research typically need a doctoral degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, registered nurses must have a nursing license. To become licensed, nurses must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Other requirements for licensing vary by state. Each state’s board of nursing can give details. For more information on the NCLEX-RN and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Nurses may become certified through professional associations in specific areas, such as ambulatory care, gerontology, and pediatrics, among others. Although certification is usually voluntary, it demonstrates adherence to a higher standard, and some employers require it.

CNSs must satisfy additional state licensing requirements, such as earning specialty certifications. Contact state boards of nursing for specific requirements.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. Registered nurses must be able to assess changes in the health status of patients, including determining when to take corrective action and when to make referrals.

Communication skills. Registered nurses must be able to communicate effectively with patients in order to understand their concerns and assess their health conditions. Nurses need to explain instructions, such as how to take medication, clearly. They must be able to work in teams with other health professionals and communicate the patients’ needs.

Compassion. Registered nurses should be caring and empathetic when caring for patients.

Detail oriented. Registered nurses must be responsible and detail oriented because they must make sure that patients get the correct treatments and medicines at the right time.

Emotional stability. Registered nurses need emotional resilience and the ability to manage their emotions to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

Organizational skills. Nurses often work with multiple patients with various health needs. Organizational skills are critical to ensure that each patient is given appropriate care.

Physical stamina. Nurses should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as moving patients. They may be on their feet for most of their shift.


Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals or community health settings. With experience, good performance, and continuous education, they can move to other settings or be promoted to positions with more responsibility.

In management, nurses can advance from assistant clinical nurse manager, charge nurse, or head nurse to more senior-level administrative roles, such as assistant director or director of nursing, vice president of nursing, or chief nursing officer. Increasingly, management-level nursing positions are requiring a graduate degree in nursing or health services administration. Administrative positions require leadership, communication skills, negotiation skills, and good judgment.

Some nurses move into the business side of healthcare. Their nursing expertise and experience on a healthcare team equip them to manage ambulatory, acute, home-based, and chronic care businesses. Employers—including hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and managed care organizations, among others—need registered nurses for jobs in health planning and development, marketing, consulting, policy development, and quality assurance.

Some RNs choose to become nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or nurse practitioners, which, along with clinical nurse specialists, are types of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). APRNs may provide primary and specialty care, and in many states they may prescribe medications.

Other nurses work as postsecondary teachers in colleges and universities.

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • French

  • Mandarin

  • Arabic

  • Portuguese

  • Ukrainian

  • Bosnian

  • Romanian

  • Cantonese

  • Japanese

  • Kannada

  • Hindi

  • Polish

  • Tibetan

  • Thai

  • Italian

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Top Care Partner Skills

  1. EKG
  2. ADL
  3. Phlebotomy
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assist with vital signs, finger sticks, EKG, record input/output
  • Assisted residents with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), social activities, and light housekeeping.
  • Frequent phlebotomy training due to high need of IV's and blood draws for same day surgical patients.
  • Perform direct and indirect patient care activities for specific patient populations.
  • Assist clients directly in their homes or the nursing home as needed with errands, housekeeping, and personal hygiene.

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