Union Hospital PATIENT CARE ASSIST PRN UHC-ROUTINE MED/SURG in CLINTON, Indiana
The Patient Care Assist (PCA) works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse. The position exists to support the healthcare team in providing and assisting the patient with his/her care needs in collaboration with all healthcare providers. Job Duties demonstrates awareness of unit activities to assist in promoting unit services, takes vital signs, answer patient call lights, applies TEDS and SCD/AV impulse, performs post-procedure checks following initials nurse assessment, passes ice water, assists with discharge of patient, and other duties as assigned. In addition will provide information, directions and any other assistance to physicians, patient, family customers and vendors.
· Must be certified in the Health Care Provider BLS
· Ability to work efficiently/effectively in a fast paced sometimes stressful working environment
· Must be able to bend, lift and/or pull 51lbs or more
· CNA certification by the State of Indiana required.
· Excellent reading and comprehension skills
· Must be able to calculate simple math
· Must be accountable, self-directed, and possess great interpersonal and customer service skills.
· Must exhibit compassionate and caring skills
· Must be able to set priorities and manage a high workload within a limited time for completion
· Must be have ability to organize tasks and attend to details
· Previous Unit Secretary or Nursing assistant experience desirable
· Must be able to maintain concentration when subjected to frequent and varied interruptions and variable noise levels
· Possess excellent relationship skills & possess a teamwork attitude
· Must be willing to learn and become proficient in current tasks and skills as assigned as well as new that are included within the job description.
As an EOE/AA employer, Union Hospital, Inc. will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status.