The Healthcare Team
The Medical Staff
The admitting physician of a patient is responsible for directing that patient’s care while in the hospital. Your physician, as the coordinator for your treatment program, should be consulted if you have questions about your illness or injury.
The Nursing Staff
Nursing care is provided 24 hours a day by a team of professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurse assistants. A clinical nurse manager is responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care on each unit. Please feel free to contact your nurse or the lead clinical nurse, if you have questions or concerns.
Technicians and Therapists
You may be served by a number of technicians and therapists from Diagnostic Imaging (x-ray), Laboratory, Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and other departments. All of these health professionals are licensed and/or certified for their specific duties.
Rapid Response Team
Parkview Medical Center has a Rapid Response Team consisting of critical care nurses and respiratory therapists. This team’s purpose is to assist hospital staff when a change in a patient’s condition occurs. Parkview’s staff, physicians, patients or families may call for the Rapid Response Team. As a patient or family member, if you are concerned about a change in condition you may ask your nurse to activate the Rapid Response Team. Based on the patient assessment performed by the Rapid Response Team, additional treatments and care may be started. Questions regarding tests, medications, treatments, discharge plans and other routine care issues should be referred to your nurse or physician.
Who can help me?
During your stay, you will come in contact with many different employees all of whom are here to help take care of you.
In order to help you better identify each of the different specialties and how they can help, we have developed a color-coded uniform process as follows:
- RNs and LPNs (dressed in Black)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (Royal blue)
- Environmental Services (Caribbean blue)
- Respiratory Therapy (Navy)
- Phlebotomy-Lab (Khaki)