Category: Nursing Assistant
Job Type: Full-Time
Posted Date: Feb. 8, 2019
Work Shift: NIGHT
Work Week: Varies
The PCA I is a PCA with little to no acute care hospital experience who will be engaged in an extended orientation period to include developmental classes and assigned preceptor. Upon completion of orientation, demonstrates basic knowledge and skills necessary to communicate appropriately and carry out delegated nursing assistant level tasks for assigned patient populations, assisting in the delivery of patient care and services under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Practices Patient and Family Centered Care in concert with The Methodist Hospital System’s values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence standards.
Note: define for the unit assigned
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
High School Diploma or GED required
Enrolled in a school of nursing program and completed at least first clinical rotation or completion of PCA Orientation and assigned classes post start
If certified (CNA or MA), then > 6 months acute care hospital experience,
If not certified, then minimum 18 months Nursing or Medical Assistant experience,
Note: Exception for SNF/Rehab departments only – will accept comparable post-acute experience (LTAC, Rehab, SNF, and nursing home
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS
Certification as Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant less than 18 months PCA/MA experience
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must be able to write and speak effectively in English.
Computer knowledge with ability to use Hospital Information Systems and Office software
Medical terminology preferred.
Must demonstrate interpersonal skills with all levels of healthcare team.
Demonstrates initiative, flexibility and positive interpersonal skills with all levels of the health care team.
Please see activity check list.
Patient care units, and invasive procedure areas.
May include exposure to hazardous chemicals and blood borne pathogens. Significant potential for exposure to latex. Adherence to universal precautions is required.
Extended periods of standing and walking are required. Able to flex hours and work days to meet need related to unanticipated acuity, volume changes and/or problems.
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