Work Shift: 7p-7a
Work Week: 12 hour shifts with rotating weekends/holidays off
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.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED Note: define for the unit assigned
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. Responds to the Nurse Call System, contacting nursing personnel as appropriate, and follows through with meeting patient needs. 5. Assists with maintaining and cleaning of equipment and supplies as established on assigned unit. Assists with positioning and transporting of patients. 6. 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. 7. Organizes the work flow, problem-solves and manages multiple ongoing priorities, with minimal supervision. Participates as team player. 8. Provides for the privacy of patients and families and keeping the safety of the patient in mind. 9. 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. 10. Demonstrates the components of the I CARE Values statement (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence). Demonstrates RelationshipCentered 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. 11. 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. 12. Performs other duties as assigned, which include assisting with staffing needs across the service line as competencies allow.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS High School Diploma, GED or equivalent 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 Current BLS Certification Required (Must be American Heart Association BCLS “Healthcare Provider”) 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.
SPECIAL 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.
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