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MS6 is a very teamwork oriented, fast paced inpatient floor. We
provide care to both medical and surgical patients, and specialize
in the care of children with complex gastrointestinal and
nephrology conditions as well as eating disorders. We work closely
with both the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units as we are
the next step for children graduating out of the ICU environment.
We value continuity of care and build strong trusting relationships
with our patients and their families. We pride ourselves on our
talented, warm and friendly team and look forward to welcoming a
new team member!
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 co-workers.
Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the
organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC
- 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
Learn and demonstrate competency in standard clinical procedures
within specialty area, according to established protocols.
Maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control
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.