Patient Care Assistant-Neuroscience Unit-Night Shift, Every Other Weekend-Nazareth Hospital at Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Part time


Night Shift


Nazareth Hospital, a member of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, is looking for Patient Care Assistant to join our team on the Neuroscience Unit!

Shift: Night, 11:00 PM-7:00 AM, Every Other Weekend

Unit Overview: 20 beds total, staff with 4 RN's (5:1 ratio), patient population includes neuro, ortho, and med-surge

The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) is responsible for direct patient care tasks as assigned and under supervision of professional nursing personnel. Also provides indirect care to maintain unit functions as directed by the professional nursing staff i.e. care and cleaning of specific equipment, transportation of patients, stocking of supplies and equipment, etc.

  • Performs hygiene/comfort measures including bath/shower, mouth care, shaving etc.

  • Assists patients in activities of daily living.

  • Uses appropriate patient transfer techniques.

  • Maintains patient body alignment and positioning (assist with normal range of motion, hip precautions, pressure relief of high risk areas: heels, sacrum, scapula, hips, etc.)

  • {Signs and symptoms of hyper/hypo glycemia, foot care etc.}

  • Provides 1:1 suicide/close observation precautions as assigned.

  • Never leaves patient alone.

  • Remains within arms length.

  • Reports any problems to RN immediately.

  • Monitors patient potential risk factors when performing 1:1 patient monitoring / close observation patient monitoring.

  • Performs Patient Care Assistant duties for patient(s)

  • Interacts with patient(s) during 1:1/close observation

  • Responsible for all patient comfort measures.

Education and Training

  • High school graduate or equivalent.

  • Certification and Licensure - Certified Nurse Assistant preferred or current nursing student. Current BCLS required (through American Heart Association)

  • Skills - Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to perform diversified duties with time limitations with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Experience - Prior clinical experience preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who are pursuing higher education in the health care field

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including:

  • Retirement Savings Program

  • Free Parking

  • And more!

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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