Patient Care Assistant- Orthopedic Med Surg
Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Shift: Nights
Looking for a comprehensive, award-winning hospital where you can grow your career? Parkwest Medical Center will soon be opening a $99 million construction project based largely on the expansive growth of our orthopedic program. (Our orthopedic units will be moving into a new orthopedic tower, expected opening late 2019.) Parkwest offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits with medical coverage and a 401K retirement plan with employer match up to 6%. We also offer tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment. Our Orthopedic-Spine unit (5 Riverstone) is a rapid paced, 44-bed post-surgical unit with both a Joint Center of Excellence and a Spine Center of Excellence. We will be moving to two 36 bed units. Our population consists of orthopedic and spine surgery patients. PCA's are members of an integral team of health professionals (physicians, RNs, LPNs, SNAs, CNAs, HUCs, PTs and OTs) that provide the most comprehensive care to its clients and their families.
Position Summary: Functions as a direct patient caregiver performing tasks to assist registered nurses. Performs hands-on care, assistance with ADL's and specified technical tasks for a group of patients under the supervision of the Team Leader.
Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.
Minimum Experience: Hospital experience preferred. Medical terminology a plus. Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to read with comprehension, write legibly, and perform basic arithmetic computation. Must have understanding and knowledge of patient care which may be appropriately delegated to nursing assistants. Must successfully complete Covenant's orientation and Nursing Assistant in-house training program before being permitted to work with patients.
Licensure Requirement: Nursing Assistant certification from state of Tennessee preferred. CPR required.