Per Diem - Variable Shifts
Participates in peri-operative care under the direction of the OCC/PACU RN. This includes: patient transportation, direct patient care, supply distribution and cleaning. .
Education or Formal Training
1. High school graduation or equivalent preferred.
Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)
1. Effective 4/1/15 CNA certification or equivalent certification is required. Equivalent certifications include: EMT, MA, Military Medic or completion of 1st year of nursing core classes (not prerequisites for nursing school). PCA’s hired prior to 4/1/15 will be grandfathered in and will not be required to complete CNA certification.
2. BLS certification required within conditional period.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
Demonstrated physical and mental ability to apply procedures and standards to clinical practice, to complete job requirements without direction.
Previous health care experience preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Maintains a clean and safe work environment.
2. Maintains supply and equipment levels. Promotes cost containment.
3. Knowledge and practice of asepsis.
4. Provides for patient comfort and safety.
5. May be required to perform point of care testing.
6. When applicable, employee must be able to adjust the essential functions they perform appropriately to the age of their patient/customer.
7. Promotes effective communications and relationships with physicians, nurses, visitors and all hospital personnel.
8. Answers telephone and intercom, takes messages and communicates messages to appropriate person.
9. Provides patient transportation.
10. Maintains appropriate records for patient and unit.
11. Demonstrates adherence to department, division and hospital policies and procedures.
12. Participates in QA/PI activities as indicated.
13. Identifies own learning needs and expands knowledge base through clinical practice and self-directed learning.
14. Participates in peer review as requested.
15. Employees are expected to comply with all regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission Standards.
16. Is familiar with organization, department and job specific Environment of Care areas, including Life Safety, Utilities Management, Hazardous Materials Communications, Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control and Medical Equipment Failure.
17. Adheres to Standard Precautions as appropriate, which may include:
a. the use of protective barriers, as appropriate (e.g., gloves, masks, gowns, pocket masks, and/or safety glasses);
b. handling and disposing of infectious waste appropriately; and
c. hand washing as appropriate.
18. Works as a team member with OCC/PACU team.
19. Assists with orientation of new staff, volunteers.
20. Routinely demonstrates ability to set priorities in order to complete workload to promote flow of department.
21. Consults with and/or advises appropriate personnel of situations requiring follow up or attention.
22. Provides for own physical and mental health needs.
23. It is the expectation that all care providers document accurately and in real time, utilizing the electronic medical record within their department.
24. PACU PCA performs clipping and scrub preps, provides direct and indirect patient care for infant to geriatric patients under the direction and supervision of the RN.
25. Endoscopy PCA able to set up for procedures, able to clean room, scope and other equipment post procedure, able to assist with procedures under the direction of an RN, provides direct and indirect patient care for patients 13 years to geriatric under the supervision of an RN, or GI associate. Patients under 13 years of age are evaluated individually with input obtained from appropriate departments.
1. Maintains a work record of regular attendance, timely arrivals and departures.
2. Performs other duties as assigned.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
1. Standard equipment including: cardiac monitoring, pyxis, patient carts, hospital beds, wheelchairs, phone and intercom systems, computers, copy machine, filing system, labeling material and log books.
2. PACU PCA- Clippers, CPM, athrombic pumps, warming blankets.
3. Endoscopy PCA- scopes, light sources, video printers, sterilizers.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
1. Physical working environment may include, but not be limited to, any of the following hazards: chemical, electrical, mechanical, biowaste, explosive, radiation, laser, laser plume, stress, back strain, body fluids, etc.
2. Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, multi-stimuli, etc.
3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
4. The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).
5. Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.
May direct the activity of volunteers and students.
When applicable, employees must be able to adjust the essential functions they perform appropriately to the age of their patient/customer. Employees must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department. Employees demonstrate the ability to alter care and patient/family education based on the age or developmental level of the patient.
Primary patient population served. (Check all that apply)