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Patient Care Nurse Assistant

Join Cleveland Clinic's Fairview Hospital where research and surgery are advanced, technology is leading-edge, patient care is world-class, and caregivers are family. Fairview Hospital earned the No. 4 hospital ranking in Cleveland and the No. 5 hospital ranking in Ohio, according to the U.S. News & World Report, as well as earned Magnet recognition, the highest international recognition for excellence in nursing, multiple times since 2009. Here, you will work with and learn from some of our best caregivers, receive endless support and appreciation, and build a rewarding career with one of the most respected healthcare organizations in the world.

As a Patient Care Nurse Assistant (PCNA), you will assist and provide direct patient care while under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. This position requires someone to be flexible and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. A PCNA in this role is familiar with reporting and watching a patient's health condition while organizing and aiding with housekeeping in patient rooms. Work alongside our nurses and physicians who are eager to teach and welcome new people to the team. Your primary duties will include:

- Providing or assisting with basic patient care.

- Reporting abnormal findings and changes in patient's condition.

- Helping patients with personal care and activities of daily living.

The ideal candidate is someone who:

- Provides care with compassion, empathy, and patience.

- Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

- Easily adapts to change.

- Demonstrates a strong work ethic.

- Can critically think and problem solve for patients' best interests.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is ready to grow and learn new skills. Cleveland Clinic will assist you by offering tuition reimbursement.

Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.

**Responsibilities:**

+ Reports abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental and emotional conditions to RN.

+ These may include but are not limited to vital signs, weights, assisting patients with personal care and activities of daily living, patient transfers/transport, pulse oximetry, point of care testing, dressing changes, application of external monitoring devices, and removal of urinary Foley Catheter.

+ Assists with keeping patient rooms clean & orderly.

+ Demonstrates a positive, concerned and sensitive response in the workplace.

+ Strong interpersonal skills to interact with patients and staff.

+ Ability to read, write and speak English and to follow oral and written instructions..

+ Ability to perform basic clinical mathematics.

+ Other duties as assigned. Competencies in both the professional, technical and clinical knowledge domains must be demonstrated in a safe, effective and efficient manner.

+ Maintains personal growth and development through the ongoing process of formal and informal education.

**Education:**

+ High School Diploma/GED.

**Certifications:**

+ State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) preferred.

+ Successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) required within new hire period.

+ Nursing students required to have Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) prior to hire.

**Complexity of Work:**

+ Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

+ Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

**Work Experience:**

+ Demonstrates proficiency in applied mathematics & reading comprehension at an 8th grade level.

+ Nursing students who have recently completed a minimum of one clinical rotation as part of an accredited nursing school program may substitute the clinical rotation for the required experience.

+ Military experience as a Hospital Corpsman (HM), Combat Medic (68W) or Medical Service Technician (4N0X1) will be considered.

**Physical Requirements:**

+ Requires full body motion to move and lift patients, manual finger dexterity with good eye-hand coordination; involves extensive standing and walking.

+ Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

+ Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

**Personal Protective Equipment:**

+ Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities

Patient Care Nurse Assistant

Full time
Cleveland, OH

Published on 09/09/2022

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