Patient Care Assistant II - Med Surg (Days)
Job Ref # 30600
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Location: The Woodlands, TX
Category: Nursing Asst. / Medical Asst.

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: Varies

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, located at the intersection of TX 242 and I-45, is scheduled to open in July 2017. Construction includes a 150,000-square-foot medical building, which opened March 2016. The Medical Office Building 1 includes a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center & Infusion Center, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Wellness Services, Outpatient Laboratory and Therapy, in addition to multi-specialty physician practices.
Job Summary

The PCA is an experienced Nursing Assistant who has demonstrated proficiency and competencies to fully function as a PCA in an acute care hospital setting. Works in partnership with licensed personnel to support the delivery of care in an environment that promotes caring and healing. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to communicate appropriately and carry out delegated nursing assistant level tasks for assigned patient populations, under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Participates in shared governance. Practices Patient and Family Centered Care in concert with The Methodist Hospital System’s values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence standards.

HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS

Provides personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.

COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.

RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.

EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

  • Focuses on patient/customer safety
  • Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
  • Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
  • Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
  • Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

PEOPLE - 25%

  • Assists with maintaining and cleaning of equipment and supplies as established on assigned unit. Assists with positioning and transporting of patients.
  • Organizes the work flow, problem-solves and manages multiple ongoing priorities, with minimal supervision. Participates as team player.
  • Demonstrates the components of the I CARE Values statement (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence). Demonstrates Relationship-Centered Care standards (smiles and makes eye contact, greets each patient and visitor, seeks out patient and visitor contact, displays appropriate body language, takes 5 minutes each day to go above and beyond for at least one patient or visitor, honors diversity, thanks every customer.

SERVICE - 25%

  • Performs non-nursing patient care activities of daily living (ADL’s) within unit specific defined limits and job scope, such as assistance with patient elimination, hygiene, comfort, safety, nutrition, and progress activity.
  • Performs one or more of the following as appropriate for assigned unit/patient population: IV and Foley catheter removal, phlebotomy/lab draws, EKG’s, wound/care/dressing changes, bladder skills, etc. within the scope of a Nursing Assistant job under the supervision of licensed personnel.
  • Responds to the Nurse Call System, contacting nursing personnel as appropriate, and follows through with meeting patient needs.

QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%

  • Performs and documents, where applicable, care administered, diagnostic measurements, treatments and procedures as determined by skills training and validation in accordance with established policies and procedures. Reports observations, conditions and problems of patients to licensed personnel to achieve desired patient outcomes.
  • Provides for the privacy of patients and families and keeping the safety of the patient in mind.
  • Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communications with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.

FINANCE - 0%

GROWTH/INNOVATION - 25%

  • Seeks guidance and validation of knowledge base, skill level and decision making as necessary, especially in areas of question, from preceptor and assigned licensed personnel.
  • Assumes responsibility for growth and development by participating in in-service programs and continuing education. Completes required continuous training and education, including department specific requirements.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

High School Diploma or GED required and Completion of PCA Orientation and assigned classes post start and for TMH only if PCA experience is outside of TMHS, completion of TMH PCA Residency.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

If certified (CNA or MA), then >6 months acute care hospital Nursing Assistant experience, or if not certified, then 18 months acute care hospital Nursing Assistant experience, or 12 months TMHS PCA experience or nursing students who have completed first clinical rotation.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS and Certification as Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant depending on the experience requirements as noted above, and Crisis Prevention Intervention certification within 6 months from hire.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Evidence of required competencies for unit assigned.
  • Must be able to write and speak effectively in English.
  • Computer knowledge and 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.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.



Company Profile

Houston Methodist The Woodlands will be the eighth in the Houston Methodist system, offering The Woodlands community a full-service, acute care hospital with many of the same services as our flagship hospital in the Texas Medical Center. The $380 million campus will feature a new 187-bed, 470,000-square-foot facility. 

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