Patient Care Assistant (PCA) II MedSurg General Surgery (Evenings)
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Location:
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070

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


Job Summary
  • JOB SUMMARY

    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

  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.(EF)
  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.(EF)
  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. (EF)
  4. Responds to the Nurse Call System, contacting nursing personnel as appropriate, and follows through with meeting patient needs. (EF)
  5. Assists with maintaining and cleaning of equipment and supplies as established on assigned unit.  Assists with positioning and transporting of patients. (EF)
  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.(EF)
  7. Organizes the work flow, problem-solves and manages multiple ongoing priorities, with minimal supervision. Participates as team player.(EF)
  8. Provides for the privacy of patients and families and keeping the safety of the patient in mind.(EF)
  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. (EF)
  10. 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.(EF)
  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.(EF)
  12. Performs other duties as assigned, which include assisting with staffing needs across the service line as competencies allow.

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

High School Diploma or GED required

and

Completion of PCA Orientation and assigned classes post start or Nursing students who have completed at least second clinical rotation

 

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

 

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Please see activity check list.

 

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 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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