PCA - Step Down Unit (PRN) in Mayfield, KY at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 9/25/2020

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Job Description

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

The role of the PCA is to provide bedside nursing care and treatment within their scope of training.

•         Observes professional ethics in maintaining confidential information concerning the financial, personal, medical or employment status of patients/families at JPMC.

•         Must follow and enforce accepted safety practices for patients and hospital.

•         Must report safety hazards and initiate appropriate action.

•         Must participate in safety instructional programs.

•         Assist or delivers direct patient care including bathing, grooming, feeding, toileting, repositioning, and ambulation with accurate and timely documentation in the medical record of patients.

•         Demonstrate ability to meet ADL of neonates, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

•         Obtain vital signs timely as ordered by the physician and documents in the MR. Has knowledge of normal variances in these values for all age groups. Notifies the charge nurse of abnormal values immediately.

•         Answers call lights without delay and responds to request or relays information in a timely manner.

•         Assist with transfers of patients.

•         Prepares room for receiving of patients.

•         Changes linens as needed.

•         Make rounds to check status of patients and reports needs or changes in condition to the appropriate nurse.

•         Assist with the collection of specimens: urine, stool, and sputum.

•         Ensures patient water pitchers are filled and snacks are offered.

•         Documents on the nursing progress record, and other patient care forms.

•         Receives report and gives report to oncoming shift.

•         Performs CPR and maintains current CPR certification.

•         Assist with the cleaning of the unit by maintaining cleanliness and organization of supplies.

•         Prepares patients for discharge.

•         Performs job duties within their scope of training.

•         Ability to safely perform glucometer checks, discontinue IV’s

•         Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

High school Diploma or GED required. Kentucky State Certified Nursing Assistant Certification and previous experience in acute care, long term, and pediatric care preferred. Must be certified in Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association.

Basic Required Skills Include organizational, customer relations, math, grammar/spelling, computer training, the ability to follow written and oral direction, the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran