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PCA I, 4th Floor Telemetry Unit, 32 Hours, Evenings

Company: UMass Memorial Health - HealthAlliance-Clinton Hos
Location: Leominster
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition #:232635 Title: PCA I Department: 4th Floor, Telemetry Unit Location:UMass Memorial Health - Leominster Campus Grade: 06A Posting Date: July 6, 2022 Shift: Evenings Status:Non-Exempt Hours: 32 hours Shift Length: 8 hours$3,000 signing-bonus! A member of talent acquisition will review eligibility during the interview process. Position Summary:This position performs various patient care activities related to caring for the personal needs and comfort of an assigned group of residents under the direction of licensed staff.Major Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with other health care professionals and works under the direction of a registered nurse.
  • Provides direct patient care in a safe sensitive, timely manner according to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Performs skills and procedures specific to the role proficiently in accordance with departmental competencies and procedures.
  • Assists and responds to the needs of a patient population to provide a comfortable and safe environment. Duties may include, but are not limited to,:
    • Responding to patients' call signals promptly, taking proper action and follow up.
    • Assisting with personal care (such as feeding, bathing, grooming, and dressing.)
    • Providing patient help with repositioning, walking, exercising, and moving into and out of bed.
    • Changing linens and cleaning rooms.
    • Supports the processes of patient care provided by the medical team by performing various duties including, but not limited to,:
      • Taking and recording vital signs in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
      • Observing, recording, and reporting patients' conditions, food and liquid intake and output, collecting samples, and reporting changes to professional staff.
      • Supplying and emptying bed pans, applying dressings, supervising exercise routines, etc.
      • May transport patients to treatment units, using a wheelchair or stretcher.
      • Initiates, completes, and maintains medical records, department logs, unit/shift task lists and other documentation as required.Position Qualifications:License/Certification/Education:Required:
        • High school diploma or equivalent
        • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) certificationPreferred:
          • Certified Nursing AssistantExperience/Skills:Required:
            • Knowledge of medical terminology, infection control guidelines, and sterile technique
            • Ability to perform detailed assignments with minimal supervision and work under pressure
            • Ability to work effectively as part of an efficient team
            • Ability to always act in a respectful and professional manner even under stressful situations
            • Ability to prioritize work assignments
            • Strong attention to detail
            • Strong interpersonal and customer skills
            • Ability to read, write, and speak clearly in EnglishPreferred:
              • Minimum one (1) year of subacute or long-term care experienceUnless certification, licensure or registration is required, an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed in this description may be substituted for the above requirements.

Keywords: UMass Memorial Health - HealthAlliance-Clinton Hos, Leominster , PCA I, 4th Floor Telemetry Unit, 32 Hours, Evenings, Other , Leominster, Massachusetts

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