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Patient Care Associate(PCA)

Company: Northwell Health
Location: Mount Kisco
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Description
Under direction and supervision of Registered Nurse, assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care, and performs a variety of procedures, exams and tests. Assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment, and promotes improved customer relations
Job Responsibility

  • Functions as a key member of the nursing care team participating in the implementation of the patient*s plan of care.
  • Promotes improved customer relations with patients and their families. Makes recommendations for improved patient care and the promotion and maintenance of a safe, cost-effective health-care environment.
  • Assists the nurse in providing for all ADL (activities of daily living) needs of patients. Communicates and documents patient status.
  • Assists the nurse and other health team members by performing a variety of procedures, exams, tests, treatments and clerical duties as required by the unit.
  • Communicates and documents all pertinent data.
  • Maintains non-patient and patient care units in a neat and orderly condition; strips patient units upon discharge and prepares rooms for new admissions; maintains necessary stock on all procedure and supply carts; and ensures that all equipment is clean and in its appropriate place.
  • Transports/accompanies patients to various departments, as directed; performs post-mortem care and transports body to morgue.
  • Utilizes proper isolation techniques and established safety, waste disposal and infection control procedures at all times.
  • Follows Medical Center*s policies and procedures supporting quality assurance efforts in-patient care services.
  • Participates in various continuing education programs, surveys, and attends staff meetings, as directed.
  • Accesses medication delivery and/or medication areas, as authorized, in the performance of required duties, as needed.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

    Job Qualification

    • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
    • Successful completion of a NYS Certified Nursing Attendant program, required if working on the NWEST Transitional Care Unit.
    • Heart Saver Certification, preferred.
    • Demonstrated competency in at least one of the following; EKG testing or venipuncture procedure, preferred.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and follow written and/or oral instructions.
    • Demonstrated competency in basic mathematics
    • Ability to operate all medical equipment necessary to perform job duties.
    • Ability to lift, turn, position, move and restrain patients as required

      *Additional Salary Detail
      The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

Keywords: Northwell Health, Stamford , Patient Care Associate(PCA), Other , Mount Kisco, Connecticut

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