MS7- Patient Care Assistant- Per Diem
Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Posted on: May 16, 2020
MS7- Patient Care Assistant- Per Diem
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Medical Surgical Units to introduce themselves to us with a digital
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MS7 is a very fast paced medical surgical floor with 28 beds where
our average patient turnaround and length of stay is between 24
hours to 3 days. We specialize in the care of children with complex
Neurology, Cardiology, Pulmonary and Urology conditions as well as
other general medical ailments. Our team is family oriented and we
pride ourselves on teamwork, discovery, advocacy, communication and
providing compassionate care. We work closely with a multitude of
specialty areas including both the Neonatal and Pediatric intensive
care units. We strive to provide patient and family centered care
that incorporates our families input to ensure a comprehensive plan
of care. Our goal is to build strong trusting relationships with
our patients and families. We look forward to welcoming new team
Under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse as part of an
inpatient/hospital unit, performs a variety of routine direct
patient care, environmental and administrative support activities
to promote the health, safety and comfort of patients and families.
All patient care and support activities are completed in accordance
with CCMC and unit policies and procedures.
DIRECT PATIENT CARE - Provides direct patient care (as defined by
unit) that addresses the population-specific needs of the patients
on the unit. Activities may include any of the following: assist
patient with feedings and personal care (e.g. hygiene, ambulating
and activities of daily living, etc.); obtain vital signs,
temperature, weight, height, head circumference or other patient
data as required; obtain and test specimens (e.g. blood glucose,
urine, etc.); transport patients; assist with patient admissions
and discharges. Demonstrates an awareness of safety needs and a
basic knowledge of medical terminology, infection control, risk
management and environment of care policies in all interactions
with patients/families. Responds with tact and discretion to the
needs of patients and families, and reports needs beyond the PCA
skill level to the RN.
DOCUMENTATION - Accurately documents patient information on
appropriate forms. Demonstrates basic data entry and data retrieval
competency in electronic patient records and/or patient supply
systems utilized on unit.
UNIT SUPPORT ACTIVITIES - Maintains appropriate inventories of unit
supplies in patient rooms/bedside stands; and in treatment,
utility, medication and linen rooms. Cleans, maintains and
inventories unit equipment. May perform quality control checks on
equipment or supplies as directed by the RN. Utilizes all equipment
appropriately, and notifies appropriate person of equipment or
facility breakdown or damage. Assist with miscellaneous errands,
and transportation of medication (including controlled substances)
blood, equipment and supplies, as directed by the RN. Assist with
routine clerical tasks.
Demonstrates knowledge of the population-specific differences and
needs of patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate
through adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrates
cultural sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families and
Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the
organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC
Education and Experience
* A minimum of High School diploma, GED equivalent, or higher level
of education is required.
* Successful completion or enrollment in a Certified Nurse's Aide
training program, completion of a Medical Assistant program, or EMT
certification strongly preferred.
* 1+ years of pediatric PCA experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Basic medical terminology preferred
Basic math and measurements
Basic understanding of organization's environment of care and
infection control policies and procedures
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Effectively communicate both orally and in writing in English
demonstrating a command of basic grammar and spelling is required;
ability to communicate Bilingually (Spanish/English) is
Understand and follow specific written and verbal instructions and
Learn and demonstrate competency in standard clinical procedures
within specialty area, according to established protocols.
Maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
Learn and follow established protocols in order to initiate
appropriate action in emergency/crisis situations
Learn and demonstrate competency in basic data entry/data retrieval
in electronic patient records and/or patient supply systems
utilized on unit.
Licenses and Certifications
* Current AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR in adult, child &
infant is required upon hire and maintained thereafter.
* Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification by State of Connecticut
* CPI required within 3 months of hire.
Projected Schedule (not guaranteed)
12s, 6 week rotation, 7a-7p/7p-7a, every other weekend
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected
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