Respite Technician – Sulzbacher

Posted May 18, 2020 Jacksonville, Florida

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Job Title: Medical Respite Technician
Job Level: Assistant
Department: Health Services
Reports To: Assistant Director, Clinic & Respite Operations
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Hours: PRN – As Needed

The Medical Respite Technician provides quality supportive care to residents of the Sulzbacher Medical Respite. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Clinic & 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, Clinic & 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.

Essential duties and responsibilities

1. Assists the patient to maintain hygiene, including but not limited to bathing/showering, oral hygiene, nail care, changing of clothes, etc. 2. Maintains cleanliness of patient's room by changing linens as needed and providing a clean environment to avoid infections 3. Helps maintain patient mobility by assisting with exercises (per order of healthcare provider or therapist), helping patients get out of bed, sit up, walk 4. Provides mental and emotional support as needed; communicates with patients to help them feel more at ease 5. Assists in wound care as needed 6. Maintains respite equipment by cleaning and sterilizing as needed after use 7. Accompanies patients to referral appointments if needed 8. 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 9. Participates in other clinical or administrative projects as assigned by the Assistant Director, Clinic & Respite Operations


• Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills • Ability to work in fast paced environment • Ability to pass a Level II Background Screening • 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

Education and Experience

• High School Diploma / GED • Certified Nursing Assistant or Patient Care Technician preferred; EMT, Medical Assistants • Current CPR certificate




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