Our Patient Care Assistants float to all units within BUMCP, including: Trauma Surgical ICU; Cardiovascular ICU; Neuro ICU; Medical-Surgical ICU; Neuro Trauma PCU; Cardiovascular PCU; Medical-Surgical; Outpatient Observation Unit; PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit); Emergency Dept.; WIS (Women and Infant Services); Rehab; Behavioral Health.
The PCA handles 8 – 20+ patients (depending on unit) and may perform accu-chek glucose testing, vitals, emptying foley catheters, and ADL’s such as bathing, feeding, bed changes, etc., providing care for a minimum of 8 patients in ICU up to 20+ in a Med Surg area (based on census and staffing needs). PCA’s will also perform receptionist/clerical duties (similar to a Health Unit Coordinator), to support the administrative needs of the unit assigned. Orientation may vary, typically 2-3 twelve hour shifts of clinical orientation.
Current BLS and C N A certification or L N A (Licensed Nursing Assistant). Recent experience as a Nursing Assistant in a critical care/acute care area in a large hospital setting and clerical (Health Unit Coordinator or Secretary) experience in a hospital environment. High school diploma or equivalent. The PCA for the ICU areas also perform receptionist/clerical duties to support the administrative needs of the unit.
Twelve hour shifts: NIGHT 7p-7:30a (Night shift provides 18% Shift Differential for hours worked 7p-7a) 36 hours per week is considered full-time with comprehensive benefits package.
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Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix is a nationally recognized academic medical center. The world-class hospital is focused on coordinated clinical care, expanded research activities and nurturing future generations of highly trained medical professionals. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to achieve Magnet™ recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Phoenix campus, long known for excellent patient care, has over 730 licensed beds, a number of unique specialty units and is the new home for medical discoveries, thanks to our collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Additionally, the campus responsibilities include fully integrated multi-specialty and sub-specialty clinics, and with a new $400 million campus investment, a new patient tower and 2 new clinic buildings will be built.
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This position provides routine patient care to promote patient comfort and contribute to the overall patient plan of care. This position is responsible for on-going patient data collection and documentation in the medical records and provides a variety of unit support functions which contribute to the overall efficient operation of the nursing unit/department.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.
Current BLS certification. In Arizona: Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) in state of practice is required for new hires and transfers. All incumbents must obtain either the CNA or LNA by 12/31/16 (currently excludes Tucson). All existing incumbents must also obtain the LNA by the earliest of either their renewal date or 12/31/18 (includes an extended deadline to 12/31/19 for Tucson only).Outside of Arizona: Current Certified Nursing Assistant in state of practice is required.
Requires skills and abilities typically attained with 1 year of medical clerical experience; preferably in a hospital or physician office setting, or prior experience in customer service. Must possess excellent organizational skills, as well as effective human relations and communication skills. Working knowledge of medical terminology and computer literacy and keyboarding skills is required.
Depending on department assignment, receive a minimum passing score of 85% on ECG or EEG test with accurate identification of all lethal cardiac dysrhythmias and epileptiform activity is required. Successful completion of either a unit approved basic electrocardiogram interpretation course or electroencephalographic interpretation course, or on the job training is also required.
Recent healthcare experience preferred. Successful completion of an approved unit secretary program is preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.