Patient Care Associate (Pca) - 2 Pines Cardiac/Tele/Neuro

Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Inc. Pomona , NJ 08240

Posted 2 weeks ago

POSITION SUMMARY

As an integral part of the patient care team, the Patient Care Associate performs direct and indirect patient care functions under the supervision of appropriately licensed personnel.

The Associate is responsible for assisting patients with personal care needs and participates in the plan of care. The Associate regularly communicates observations and data collection to the Clinical Associate. This position also collects test specimens as directed according to established procedures and documents patient care activities consistent with data collection and the test

performed.

The Associate may be required to perform Limited Laboratory Services to include: patient identification and preparation for specimen collection, processing samples for testing, performing required quality control testing and instrument maintenance and function checks, monitoring, recording and reporting tests results to clinicians to include critical values, and maintaining competency/certification of the aforementioned tasks and duties.

The Associate assists customers in a friendly, prompt, caring manner, always maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and respect. This position works as part of the care team to meet the needs of the customer and to support team objectives, assisting other team members when necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: High School degree or equivalent required.

EXPERIENCE: Ability to speak and write English Language required.

Bilingual preferred. BLS from the American Heart Association required within 30 days at time of hire or transfer. Knowledge of medical terminology required.

Patient Care education or direct patient care experience required. Interpersonal skills required to effectively communicate with other team members. Candidates for this position must demonstrate the ability to be flexible, set priorities, solve problems and use good judgment in difficult situations. Proficiency in Clinical Applications preferred at time of hire; incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

Demonstrates the ability to perform the department specific competencies as listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.

Specialty Certification Required

Emergency Room

City

Emergency Room

Mainland

Hammonton Emergency Room

Trauma ICU

Critical Care (ICU) Mainland

Cardiovascular ICU(CVU)

Critical Care (ICU) City

Labor and Delivery

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Intermediate Care Unit

Mother/Baby Unit (OB)

Perinatology

Medical/Surgical

(2S, 3C, 4H, 5H, 7H, 4M)

Dialysis (renal, acute)

Psychiatry (1 West 1 Pines) PIP if not a screener Certified Prevention Intervention annual education is, required in PIP, Acute Partial and Inpatient psych units and is tracked by department leadership annually.

PIP if Screener (Psychiatric intervention program) Certified Prevention Intervention annual education is, required in PIP, Acute Partial and Inpatient Psych units and is tracked by department leadership annually.

Pediatrics

Radiology (radiology admin)

Cath Lab (Caht lab, EP)

Oncology (1 South 1 Meadow)

Endoscopy

Cardiac Diagnostic

Progressive Cardiac Care Unit

Telemetry (2 West/2Pines, 6 Harmony)

Radiation Oncology Infusion Services

Medical Oncology Infusion Services

Pre-Admission Testing (PAT)

Acute Partial/Child Adolescent Program Certified Prevention Intervention annual education is, required in PIP, Acute Partial and Inpatient Psych units and is tracked by department leadership annually

Bloodless Surgery

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, including exposure to infectious disease, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous substances, and potential injury.

Reaching, stooping, kneeling and crouching approximately 25% of a workday; visual and physical ability required to work at a computer terminal; standing and walking

approximately 50% of a workday; lifting approximately 50 to 100 pounds frequently with assistance occasionally; physical abilities required to push, pull or transport equipment and patients. Essential functions of this position are listed on the department specific Assessment and Evaluation Tool.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

This position reports to nursing unit leadership.

The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Mainland Hospital37.50YesYes2 WestNursing Support


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