Category: Nursing Assistant
Job Type: Full-Time
Posted Date: June 14, 2019
Work Shift: 7p-7a
Work Week: Work days vary between Monday - Friday, with rotating weekends Full Time
The PCA II 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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
High School Diploma or GED required
Completion of PCA Orientation and assigned classes post start or Nursing students who have completed at least second clinical rotation
If certified (CNA or MA), then >6 months acute care hospital Nursing Assistant experience,
If not certified, then 18 months acute care hospital Nursing 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 depending on the experience requirements as noted above
Crisis Prevention Intervention certification within 6 months from hire for Emergency Room and Psych Units only
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
* Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
* Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
* 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.
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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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital opened in December 2000 to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the growing community in Northwest Houston. The 312 bed hospital has 17 operating rooms, and more than 1,900 employees. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® and was ranked No. 8 in the Houston metro area and No. 19 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” in 2016. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is Northwest Houston's regional leader in robotic minimally-invasive surgeries and specializes in cardiology and cardiovascular services, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, and comprehensive cancer services. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center, Imaging Center, Infusion Center, Sleep Center, Surgical Weight Loss Center and operates the largest Childbirth Center in the greater Northwest Houston area.
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