Patient Care Associate

Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA

  • Industry: Healthcare - Allied Health - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Job Description

Description

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.An integral part of the patient care team, the Patient Care Associate (PCA) works under the direction of a registered nurse (RN). The 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. Responding to patient requests in a timely manner, the PCA safeguards patient confidentiality, monitors patient safety, and always communicates in a respectful manner. 

Shift:

36 hours, D/N rotating with 8-12 hrs shifts

Qualifications

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.

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal OpportunityEmployer. By embracing diverseskills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applicationsfrom protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are stronglyencouraged.


Job

:Nursing Support-Other

Organization

:Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Schedule

:Full-timeStandard Hours:40

Shift

:Rotating

Employee Status

:RegularRecruiting Department:MGH Nursing

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