Patient Care Associate - Ellison 10 Cardiac
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POST DATE 9/14/2016
END DATE 10/22/2016
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONEllison 10 is a thirty-six bed adult in-patient unit. Patients on this unit are complex cardiac and medical patients. The population includes cardiac arrhythmia patients requiring medical management, heart failure patients awaiting transplant and requiring intensive monitoring and coronary artery disease patients. This cardiac step-down unit (SDU) accommodates intermediate level of cardiac care.
Under the direction of a registered nurse (RN), the Patient Care Associate (PCA) assists the multi-disciplinary health care team in clinical support functions to promote a safe, compassionate patient care environment. PCA assists multi-disciplinary health care team by assisting patients with daily living needs, monitoring & reading vital signs, drawing blood, obtaining EKGs.
Certification as a Nursing Assistant at time of hire or enrolled and/or completed a professional nursing program and able to complete the PCA skills/tasks list. HS Diploma required. Current CPR certification.
Effective customer service orientation and the ability to interact with diverse groups of patients, staff and providers.
Demonstrated ability to solve basic patient and practice problems using a combination of strong interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail and superior organizational skills.
Ability to lift and transport patients, using the appropriate physical technique, in a safe manner for the patient and self.
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