all answers based on my own experience, and not definite, just what i have seen.
"clinical job duties of the patient care assistant may include: discontinuation of iv's yes
clean and irrigate lacerations no, requires nursing assessment and skills
set up rapid infusor, heptafiler setup. honestly not sure
answer phones locate equipment and transport non critical patients and assist with critical patients yes
foley catheters dressing changes no! sterile procedure.
and feed patients assist with comfort measures / safety measures. yes
attend to the psyche patients and escort patients to treatment areas, clean rooms, yes
collect specimens, chest tube setups relieve mr's, no
clinitech documentation and collection change sharp boxes and o2. yes
decontamination procedures yes
ekg's, doing what with ekg's? or is this together with decontamination?
assist with o2 delivery i don't see where there would be need for assistance. however, you can, in theory 'assist', however you cannot administer it yourself.
clean instruments yes
and post-mortem care. i've never seen this. the rn/lvn has always done this when it has happened.
copy charts for admissions yes
splint assistance, yes
crutch walking instructions no! teaching is a nursing responsibility. you can reinforce teaching, but you cannot do the initial teaching.
and adjustments take vital signs and assist with pelvic exams yes
perform phlebotomy. omg no!! where on earth is this place?! are you licenced? is there a pct training program in place? are there different levels of pct i don't know about? if not, no no no!
the pct provides basic nursing care no, that's what the nurse does.
on assigned patients as delegated by the rn ,lvn or lpn and completes other duties as required."
i would seriously question this institution, if not report them if/when i saw a uap doing half of these things.