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MS7- Patient Care Assistant- Per Diem

Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Location: Hartford
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Title
MS7- Patient Care Assistant- Per Diem

Department
MS7-028071

Status
Per Diem

Job Description

VIDEO INTERVIEW REQUIRED

To be considered for next steps in the interview process, we require all Patient Care Assistant applicants for positions in our Medical Surgical Units to introduce themselves to us with a digital video interview. (Applicants that are current employees of Connecticut Children's do not need to complete a video interview.) Please complete your application, and then return to this page to complete your digital video interview.

Click Here to take the first step in your interview process with us, now!

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 members!

SUMMARY

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.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

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 co-workers.

Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC STANDARDS.

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

KNOWLEDGE OF:
Basic medical terminology preferred
Basic math and measurements
Basic understanding of organization's environment of care and infection control policies and procedures
SKILLS:
Good interpersonal and communication skills
ABILITY TO:
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 preferred.
Understand and follow specific written and verbal instructions and procedures.
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 preferred.

* CPI required within 3 months of hire.

Location
Hartford, CT

Projected Schedule (not guaranteed)
12s, 6 week rotation, 7a-7p/7p-7a, every other weekend

Requisition Number
9286.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford , MS7- Patient Care Assistant- Per Diem, Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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