PCA I - Inpatient, West One

Umass Memorial Health Care Worcester , MA 01601

Posted 2 months ago

https://media.glassdoor.com/eep/122082/Everyone_Is_a_Caregiver.jpg" />At UMass Memorial Health Care, Everyone is a Caregiver regardless of title. Exceptional patient care, academic excellence and leading-edge research make UMass Memorial the premier health care system of Central and Western Massachusetts, and a place where we can help you build the career you deserve.

We are more than 14,000 employees, working together as one health care system. And everyone, in their own unique way, plays an important part, everyday.Requisition #: 204663

Title: Patient Care Associate I Inpatient

Department: West One

Grade: NSG3

Posting Date: 9/24/2020

Shift: Evenings

Status: Non-Exempt

Union: SHARE

Hours: 24 hours

Shift Length: 8 hours

Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus

Three 8 hour shifts weekly, every other weekend and holiday.

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.

Position Qualifications:

License/Certification/Education:

Required:

Minimum of a high school education or GED required and demonstrates clinical experience doing similar work in a clinical setting or other practice certification required. Prior inpatient/outpatient care experience or clinical care training preferred. Current Basic Life Support or Heart Saver certification from the American Heart Association required.

Experience/Skills:

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 provide 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:

Medical Terminology and computer skills preferred.

Standards of Respect:

https://media.glassdoor.com/l/26/64/da/8e/our-standards-of-respect.jpg" />We're striving to make respect a part of everything we do at UMass Memorial - for our patients and for each other. We're expecting that our new caregivers practice our six Standards of Respect: Acknowledge, Listen, Communicate, Be Responsive, Be a Team Player, and Be Kind, to help us make respect a part of how we take care of business everyday.



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