Patient Care Associate (per diem) - Cardiac ICU
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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Ellison 9 is a sixteen-bed cardiac intensive care unit. Patients on the unit are primarily critically ill cardiac patients. Other adult medical critically ill patients may be admitted to this unit.
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 patients with daily living needs, monitoring & reading vital signs, drawing blood, and obtaining EKGs. Responds to patient requests in a timely manner, safeguarding patient confidentiality, monitoring patient safety, and always communicating in a respectful manner. .
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.
HS diploma or equivalent.
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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