Patient Care Associate I/II

Bassett Healthcare Network

Posted 3 years ago

Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Shift: Days
Education Level: High School Degree Required
Certificates: BLS
Experience Level: All
Compensation: NA

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Patient Care Associate I/II

Department: Nursing Partnership Admin

Section/Grant:

Schedule: Part time

Shift: Days

Hours: 16 or 20 hours per week

Grade: 24

Job Details:

The Patient Care Associate I (PCA) is a key member of the nursing care team and assists with direct and indirect patient care, provide basic nursing care, and support to patients and health care team members.  Under the direction of the Registered Professional Nurse (RN), the PCA I helps to provide interventions that are prescribed by the treatment plan.  Shares accountability for quality patient outcomes.

Minimum Requirements:

Education/Qualifications:

·          High school diploma or equivalent

Experience:             

·          Previous experience in a health-related position or as a Nursing Assistant preferred

Licensure/Certificates:             

·          Certified Nursing Assistant Certification preferred

·          BLS or Heart Saver with AED must be obtained within 6 months from date of hire

Skills:      

·          Reading, writing, typing (at least 20 words per minute), and basic math skills required.

·          Ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff.

·          Ability to function as an active team member.

·          Demonstrates competency in required skills relevant to area of practice.

Physical Requirements:

·          Walking, standing, bending, and kneeling throughout the shift.

·          Ability to lift and position patient is required.

·          Must be able to identify and differentiate colors.

·          Moving of heavy, awkward equipment.

·          Category I risk exposure as defined by OSHA.

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