Spaulding Rehabilitation Patient Care Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Patient Care Associate - ( 3274521 )
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.
Patient care plan is carried out as directed by Registered Nurse.
Patient physical care is provided such as bed bath, toileting, grooming, changing bed linen, etc. per established guidelines.
Patient general care is provided such as positioning, lifting, and turning, and using adaptive and transfer equipment per established guidelines.
Patient monitoring activities such as vital signs and blood glucose are performed per established guidelines.
Patients are prepared for meals, assisting when appropriate to meet patients’ need.
Patient rounds are performed regularly, and call lights are answered promptly to meet patients’ needs.
Patient care is documented in a timely manner adhering to established standards.
Patient room clutter is organized to make best use of space and clean environment.
Specimens are obtained and labeled consistent with established procedures.
Mentoring and teaching is provided for new nursing assistants to meet performance expectations.
Additional department, organization, or network activities are completed per established objectives.
MGB Organizational Values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence are upheld.
Qualifications and Experience
- High school diploma, GED or equivalent required unless candidate holds a nursing assistant certification.
- Recent experience and/or training in clinical patient care.
Enrollment in a Nursing, Pre-Med, or Physician Assistant (PA) undergraduate program, with a minimum of one semester of completed patient care rotations at the time of hire. OR
Possession of a valid license, certification, or enrollment as a student in a Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Mental Health Technician, or EMT-accredited program at the time of hire.
*For Spaulding Nursing & Therapy Center, Brighton, certification as a Nursing Assistant at time of hire or completion of a nursing assistant training program and certified within 120 days of employment and must remain active thereafter. Nursing students currently enrolled in a formal nursing program who have successfully completed at least one clinical rotation can remain employed for 120 days or longer if become certified.
Skills (Specific learned activity gained through training (e.g. computer skills, keyboarding, presentation, CPR, ACLS, etc.)
Must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with the English language.
Must demonstrate basic skills in math and computer science.
Must demonstrate the ability to perform, modify, and record all physical therapy skills with relevance to appropriate thoroughness and sequencing.
Healthcare Provider CPR certification required.
Knowledge of DPH/OEMS regulations.
Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills, working with diverse population.
Work independently, be self-directed and contribute as a member of a team.
Anticipates challenges and develops and implements strategies for addressing them.
High level of service delivery. Demonstrate initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and adapt to changing situations.
Attention to detail.
SRN is committed to diversity in the workplace which begins with respect and opportunity for all. SRN 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. If you need a reasonable accommodation in coming to or participating in the interview process, please let us know.
Primary Location : MA-Cambridge-SHC Spaulding Hospital Cambridge
Work Locations :
SHC Spaulding Hospital Cambridge
1575 Cambridge Street
Job : Nursing Assistant/Patient Care Associate
Organization : Spaulding Hospital–Boston & Cambridge(SRN,SRH,SHC)
Schedule : Part-time
Standard Hours: : 32
Shift : Day Job
Employee Status : Regular
Recruiting Department: : SRH Nursing
Job Posting : Jan 23, 2024
Req ID: 3274521