PCA I - Inpatient, 5 West, Med/Surg

Umass Memorial Health Care Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 1 week ago

Requisition #: 221376

Title: Patient Care Associate I (Inpatient)

Department: 5 West, Med/Surg

Grade: NSG3

Posting Date: 11/17/2021

Status: Non-Exempt

Shift: Shift 1 (Days)

Union: SHARE

Hours: 32 - Every other weekend, every other Holiday

Shift Length: 8 hours

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center

  • $1,500 SIGN ON BONUS

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN) and in keeping with unit specific standards, performs a variety of patient care activities to meet the personal needs and comfort of patients; and assists members of the health care team.

As an integral member of the patient care team, serves both internal and external customers including patients, families, nurses, physicians and other colleagues who support the delivery of care and services

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides clear, timely communication to the RN regarding observations and changes seen in patient/s. Examples, but not limited to changes in skin condition, vital signs, and/or mental status.

  • Participates in the development and maintenance of a safe environment. Works to utilize interventions to de-escalate patients and if unsuccessful participates in restraints in accordance with training and education as directed.

  • Assists patient with daily living activities such as personal hygiene, ambulating, meals and nourishment.

  • Assists in moving, lifting, positioning and transporting patients by utilizing proper safety techniques and body mechanics in all work-related activities.

  • Maintains patient safety by performing patient safety checks, utilizing fall prevention alternative devices/strategies as directed, and following the Restraint Policy standards when caring for a restrained patient.

All responsibilities are essential job functions.

Position Qualifications:

License/Certification/Education:

Required:

  • Minimum of a high school education or GED
  • Current Basic Life Support or Heart Saver certification.

Experience/Skills:

Required:

  • Demonstrated clinical experience doing similar work in a clinical setting or other certification required.

  • Must be able to read, write and communicate in English in a clear and concise manner.

  • Must utilize proper safety techniques and body mechanics in all work-related activities.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills to gather information from individuals, build relationships that support collaborative work within the department and across the organization and provide exceptional service to patients.

  • Must have proven interpersonal skills to provides respectful, culturally and age appropriate communication with patients, staff, family, visitors and others.

  • Must have proven problem-solving abilities for routine situations and requests assistance from identified resources when more direction is needed.

  • Must be able to remain calm when under stress or in emergency situations

Preferred:

  • Prior inpatient/outpatient care experience or clinical care training.

  • Medical Terminology and computer skills

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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PCA I - Inpatient, 5 West, Med/Surg

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