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Spaulding Hospital Patient Care Associate CNA in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Nights, days, Full Time, Part Time, Every other weekend availability needed for full time GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Under the direction of a registered/licensed nurse (RN), the PCA as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team assists in clinical support functions to promote a safe, compassionate patient care environment. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Assists with meeting direct patient care needs 2.Consistently fosters a healing environment with respect and kindness demonstrating respect for all individuals with sensitivity to cultural diversity 3.Contributes to the plan of care through ongoing communication with the RN 4.Assists with patient data and specimen collection 5.Assists with equipment preparation and set up 6.Supports a Culture of Safety by providing a safe and comfortable patient/family experience where risks are reduced and/or eliminated 6.1.Completes hourly patient care rounds, anticipating patient needs proactively 6.2.Maintains patient and family privacy and confidentiality 6.3.Responds to patient and family requests, including answering patient call lights in a timely manner 6.4.Seeks registered nurse assistance to meet patient/family needs when necessary. 6.5.Communicates in a respectful manner with all members of the interdisciplinary team 6.6.Monitors patient and environment for safety concerns and immediately reports changes to RN/licensed nurse 6.7.Maintains a safe and clean patient care environment 6.8.Follows Infection Prevention Practices a.Proper hand washing demonstrated 100% of the time b.Utilizes 2 patient identifiers for proper patient identification prior to all specimen collections 6.9 Follows Safe Patient Handling principles to maintain safety for both patients and staff 7.Documents aspects of care on approved forms or electronic medical record 8.Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary team to meet patient/family and unit/department needs 9.Proactively provides assistance to others 10.Performs delegated responsibilities and demonstrates willingness to adapt to changing unit demands 11.Provides care appropriate to age group of patients on assigned unit(s) as described in the relevant unit profiles 12.Mentoring and teaching is provided for new PCAs to meet performance expectations 13.Other duties as assigned Qualifications SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Certifications: Required: -Certification as a Nursing Assistant EDUCATION: Minimum Required: High school diploma, GED or equivalent Preferred: Certificate EEO Statement SRN is committed to diversity in the workplace which begins with respect and opportunity for all. PHH takes affirmative action to ensure that equal employment opportunity is provided to all persons regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other basis that would be inconsistent with any applicable ordinance or law.