Fulltime - 36 hours a week - Days
CNA & EMT Eligible
Performs duties and tasks that assist the caregivers and promote effective departmental functioning. Assists RN and Unit in providing a safe, organized and efficient healthcare environment. Direct patient care functions are under the direction of the RN/LPN.
Education or Formal Training
High school diploma 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). PCAs hired prior to 4/1/15 will be grandfathered in and will not be required to complete CNA certification.
2. BLS certification required by the end of conditional period.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
1. Basic knowledge of Infection prevention and universal precautions
2. Basic knowledge of frequently used medical terminologies
3. Basic Computer and technical equipment knowledge desirable.
4. Able to take directions from multiple staff and demonstrate the ability to set priorities.
Hospital or other health care experience preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Promotes a patient safety culture and participates with other departments in achieving core measures, evidence and best practice initiatives.
2. Promotes Service Excellence.
3. Supports and ensures compliance with hospital, division, and departmental policies
4. Familiar with organization, department and job specific environment of care policies, including life safety, utilities management, hazardous material communication, emergency preparedness Infection Prevention and medical equipment failure.
5. Implements interventions based on the Plan of Care, priority of patient’s needs and desired outcome, guidelines/standards of care, and agency policy and procedures.
6. Evaluates practice in relation to professional standards, statues, regulations, hospital and departmental policies, and standards of care.
7. Practices proper HIPAA compliance and performs other duties as assigned.
8. Employees are expected to comply with all regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission Standards.
9. 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.
10. 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.
Other duties as assigned
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
Standard medical/hospital equipment: i.e. hospital beds, wheelchairs and carts, positioning aids, IV infusion pumps, monitoring equipment, phone and intercom systems, computers, etc.
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, etc.
2. Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, 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.
Flexibility to work in any of the inpatient hospital departments and develop strong working relationships as needed. Supports and promotes ENCORE! Behavioral Standards.
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)