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Patient Care Assistant - Acute Care Med Surg Unit - Allegan

We Are Hiring

Patient Care Assistant - Nursing Administration 001 - Part-Time Day, 24 Hours Weekly - Ascension Allegan Hospital - Allegan, MI

7 am - 7:30 pm. 

Located on the Acute Care/Med Surg Unit. 

Every third weekend.  Holidays as assigned.  

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Michigan, you will have the opportunity to assist in direct patient care, general clerical duties and other related services as assigned under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The PCA reports to the Resource Nurse or Module Leader in the area of assignment and is accountable to the department's Nurse Leader and/or the House Supervisor on duty.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct care to the entire patient population served, which may include children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Direct care includes meeting physical and emotional needs of all patients, family and significant others served.
  • Unit-specific competencies will be achieved and maintained within a time frame as determined by the department Nurse Leader.
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living (ADL).
  • Performs blood glucose monitoring through finger stick method.
  • Discontinues Foley catheters.
  • Discontinues IV angiocaths and saline-locks.
  • Orders and stores supplies.
  • Documents effectively and appropriately in the patient's electronic medical record.
  • Obtains Vitals signs and reports abnormal findings to RN.
  • Records I & O accurately and reports inconsistencies to RN.
  • Performs chest compressions as a member of the code 100 team.
  • Assists with physician order entry, scheduling procedures, and chart preparation as needed.
  • Effectively documents and/or communicates all information relevant to patient care.
  • Answers patients' requests promptly and responds appropriately.
  • Reports observations, assessments, and changes in condition, interventions and responses to intervention in a timely manner to the RN.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities for the unit and the department of nursing.
  • Participates in staff orientation activities and peer support for new PCA's.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 
    • Certification credentialed from the Mandt System, Inc. obtained within 6 Months (180 days) of hire date or job transfer date. 
  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Certified Nurse Aide credentialed from the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry. 

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Successfully completed medical terminology course, or agreement to complete within 6 months required.

Work Experience:

  • None required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 397536
Category: Nursing Support
Ministry: Ascension Borgess, MI
Location: Allegan, MI

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