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PCT Patient Care Assistant - Acute Care Unit

Company: Ascension Health
Location: Allegan
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


  • Department: Emergency Department
  • Schedule: Part time. 24 hrs/week. Night shift. 7pm-7:30am. Weekends and holidays per unit rotation
  • Hospital: Ascension Borgess Allegan
  • Location: Allegan, MIBenefitsPaid time off (PTO) Various health insurance options & wellness plans Retirement benefits including employer match plans Long-term & short-term disability Employee assistance programs (EAP) Parental leave & adoption assistance Tuition reimbursement Ways to give back to your community *Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Connect with your Talent Advisor today for additional specifics.ResponsibilitiesA Patient Care Assistant (PCA) assists in direct patient care, general clerical duties and other related services as assigned under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The PCA reports to the Resource Nurse or Module Leader in the area of assignment and is accountable to the department's Nurse Leader and/or the House Supervisor on duty.
    • Provide direct care to the entire patient population served, which may include children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Direct care includes meeting physical and emotional needs of all patients, family and significant others served.
    • Unit-specific competencies will be achieved and maintained within a time frame as determined by the department Nurse Leader.
    • Assist patients with activities of daily living (ADL).
    • Perform blood glucose monitoring through finger stick method.
    • Discontinue Foley catheters.
    • Discontinue IV angiocaths and saline-locks.
    • Order and store supplies.
    • Document effectively and appropriately in the patient's electronic medical record.
    • Obtain Vitals signs and report abnormal findings to RN.
    • Record I & O accurately and report inconsistencies to RN.
    • Perform chest compressions as a member of the code 100 team.
    • Assist with physician order entry, scheduling procedures, and chart preparation as needed.
    • Effectively document and/or communicate all information relevant to patient care.
    • Answer patients' requests promptly and respond appropriately.
    • Report observations, assessments, and changes in condition, interventions and responses to intervention in a timely manner to the RN.
    • Participate in performance improvement activities for the unit and the department of nursing.
    • Participate in staff orientation activities and peer support for new PCA's.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.RequirementsLicensure / Certification / Registration:
      • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.
      • Certified Nurse Aide credentialed from the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry preferred.Education:
        • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.Additional PreferencesNo additional preferences.Why Join Our TeamAscension Michigan operates 16 hospitals and more than 300 related healthcare facilities that together employ nearly 23,000 compassionate associates. When you join our care teams, you join a team dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve throughout Michigan.Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 150,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states.Our Mission, Vision and Values encompass everything we do at Ascension. Every associate is empowered to give back, volunteer and make a positive impact in their community. Ascension careers are more than jobs; they are opportunities to enhance your life and the lives of the people around you.Equal Employment Opportunity EmployerAscension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. For further information, view the EEO Know Your Rights (English) (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.pdf) poster or EEO Know Your Rights (Spanish) (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRightsSp_10_20.pdf) poster. Pay Non-Discrimination Notice (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants. This Ministry does not participate in E-Verify and therefore cannot employ STEM OPT candidates.

Keywords: Ascension Health, Kalamazoo , PCT Patient Care Assistant - Acute Care Unit, Other , Allegan, Michigan

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