Patient Care Associate - White 11 Medical
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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONWhite 11, part of the teaching service at MGH, is a twenty-four bed acute medical unit. The patients on this unit represent a diverse adult population with a wide range of complex medical problems including cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, neurological, psychosocial and infectious disease. The nursing skills developed on this unit include, but are not limited to, physical and psychosocial assessment, medication administration, telemetry, complex dressing changes, and peritoneal dialysis. Collaboration with other health care professionals across disciplines is fundamental to nursing practice on White 11.
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.
Massachusetts CNA license is required. Completion of HS Diploma or equivalent. Strong communication skills, ability to lift/transport patients are required. Acute care PCA experience is strongly preferred.
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.