PATIENT CARE ASSOCIATE-FLOAT
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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 12/7/2016
Meridian Health System, Inc
A day in the life of a Patient Care Associate at Meridian includes:
* Providing patient care, based on physical, psychosocial, education, safety, and related criteria,, appropriate to the age of the guests/patients served in assigned service
* Providing for effective and safe guest/patients outcomes through practice, judgment and critical action
* Ongoing communication with patients, nursing colleagues and other members of the health care team regarding patient's status and rendered care
* Taking self-directed or self-motivated initiative to do more than is expected or required in the job, acting before being required to by events, improving job performance, and/or creating new opportunities
* Participating in interdisciplinary collaboration of our patient's plan of care from admission to discharge to ensure safe transitioning and continuum of care
* Participating in Unit/Department Performance Improvement (PI) Activities
* Assisting nurses with vitals, patient blood work, EKG, specimen collection, patient care, patient ambulation
* Completing close observation check list
* Assisting with patient meals
* Assisting with answering the phone and greeting guest/visitors.
* High School Diploma or Equivalent is required
* Completion of PCA/CNA certification required, Meridian Nursing Assistant Program preferred or Current Nursing student, having completed fundamentals in nursing clinical rotation required
* Experienced or certified in phlebotomy and performing EKG, vital signs and blood sugar preferred
* Experience working as a PCA or CNA in a hospital setting is preferred
* BLS/CPR certification is required
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.