Patient Care Assistant – Emergency Department

Penn State Health

Posted 1 week ago

Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Shift: Nights
Education Level: High School Degree Required
Certificates: Not Stated
Experience Level: All|Experienced
Compensation: NA

Patient Care Assistant – Emergency Department

Job ID: 8634
Category: Allied Health

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Location: US:PA:Hershey
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: .9
Shift: Night
Hours: 7p-7a

JOB SUMMARY:

Essential member of the health care team responsible for providing direct and indirect patient care. Maintain awareness of patient population needs and scheduling requirements, provide ongoing communication with nursing staff for assigned patients, and prioritize patient care in conjunction with other team members consistently. Assist the team in meeting patient and family goals. Supervision and direction is provided by the Registered Nurse.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED required.
3 months of patient care related experience preferred.
Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant required.
Basic computer skills required (Windows preferred).
Must be able to read and comprehend written and verbal instructions.
Must be able to communicate effectively with hospital personnel and patient population.
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with patients and team members.
Able to prioritize duties and work as a team member.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

Able to stand constantly; walk frequently; sit occasionally.
Able to lift/carry 0-10 lbs frequently; 11-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to push /pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hand for simple/firm grasping.

*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position’s responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

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