Patient Care Assistant-Picu-36Hr

Connecticut Children's Medical Center Hartford , CT 06183

Posted 2 months ago

Patient Care Assistant-PICU-36hrPediatric Intensive Care Unit-028069Part Time

SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse as part of an inpatient/hospital unit, performs a variety of routine direct patient care, environmental and administrative support activities to promote the health, safety and comfort of patients and families. All patient care and support activities are completed in accordance with CCMC and unit policies and procedures.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

DIRECT PATIENT CARE - Provides direct patient care (as defined by unit) that addresses the population-specific needs of the patients on the unit. Activities may include any of the following: assist patient with feedings and personal care (e.g. hygiene, ambulating and activities of daily living, etc.); obtain vital signs, temperature, weight, height, head circumference or other patient data as required; obtain and test specimens (e.g. blood glucose, urine, etc.); transport patients; assist with patient admissions and discharges.

Demonstrates an awareness of safety needs and a basic knowledge of medical terminology, infection control, risk management and environment of care policies in all interactions with patients/families. Responds with tact and discretion to the needs of patients and families, and reports needs beyond the PCA skill level to the RN.

DOCUMENTATION - Accurately documents patient information on appropriate forms. Demonstrates basic data entry and data retrieval competency in electronic patient records and/or patient supply systems utilized on unit.

UNIT SUPPORT ACTIVITIES - Maintains appropriate inventories of unit supplies in patient rooms/bedside stands; and in treatment, utility, medication and linen rooms. Cleans, maintains and inventories unit equipment.

May perform quality control checks on equipment or supplies as directed by the RN. Utilizes all equipment appropriately, and notifies appropriate person of equipment or facility breakdown or damage. Assist with miscellaneous errands, and transportation of medication (including controlled substances) blood, equipment and supplies, as directed by the RN. Assist with routine clerical tasks.

Demonstrates knowledge of the population-specific differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate through adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families and co-workers.

Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC STANDARDS.

High School Diploma, GED, or a higher level of education that would require the completion of high school, is required. Successful completion of PCA or nurses aide training program or enrollment in program preferred.

Minimum of one year pediatric PCA experience preferred.

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification by State of Connecticut preferred.

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR in adult, child & infant is required upon hire and maintained thereafter.

Hartford, CTEvery other weekend, day night rotating11711



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