PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT - SURGICAL- 4 East Gyn/Uro (Newport Beach, CA, US)
Company: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Location: Newport Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Under the direction of a licensed registered nurse, the Patient
Care Assistant (PCA) assists in direct patient care by providing
for activities of daily living (ADL), comfort, nutrition, and
hygiene needs for the adult and geriatric patient. The Patient Care
Assistant takes and records clinical measures, collects specimens,
provides transportation, and maintains equipment and supplies. The
PCA immediately informs RN of any changes in patient condition and
reinforces patient teaching as part of providing a safe patient
centered care environment. May assist with patient charts as
needed. Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
- Accommodates and adapts to change as environmental,
organizational, workload, task, direction and other conditions
change in a constructive and positive manner
Demonstrates ability to work with a diverse group of people in a
manner that enables them to reach their full potential, in pursuit
of organizational objectives.
Maintains knowledge of technology, tools, equipment and other
devices in work area. Demonstrates competence in technology skills
required for the role, as well as ability to learn and master new
skills. For clinical positions this includes equipment and devices
pertinent to treatment, procedures and practice.
Follows all policies and procedures in place within the
department and organization to minimize the risk of spreading
Listens to and understands what others are saying. Establishes
effective working relationships with others, contributing to a
climate of mutual respect and cooperation. Uses language to the
situation. Demonstrates sensitivity and tact, understanding own
effect on the motivation, attitudes and actions of others. Makes
favorable first impressions.
Demonstrates full knowledge and understanding of concepts and
procedures needed to be successful in the role, including knowledge
of applicable department, organization and external rules and
regulations impacting day to day processes. For clinical positions,
this includes clinical procedures required by department and unit,
as demonstrated by unit -based competency testing.
Ability to speak and write effectively, demonstrates fundamental
command of language, communicates well using all mediums.
Prepares and delivers patient information in a
manner that is consistent with the requirements of the role.
Includes what happens during a clinical visit with patients, why a
particular procedure or service is being performed or why a
particular device is being used.
Embraces the principle of keeping patients safe by following
safety policies and procedures, treating people with respect, and
speaking up in Patient Safety related situations.
- Position may require local travel between various Organization
Education and Experience
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Completion of a Nursing Assistant program or completion of a
first semester of RN program required.
- Conversant in English and experience in computerized charting
- Recent employment as a Nursing Assistant preferred.
- Current certification as a Nursing Assistant/CNA from the State
of California, or completion of First semester of Registered
Nurse program or equivalent. Note that if using CNA Certification,
must meet all requirements for certification renewal including
obtaining 48 hours of CEUs every two years and obtaining a minimum
of 12 of those CEUs in each year of the certification period.
- Current BLS (American Heart Association)
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