Patient Care Assistant, Blood Cancer Healing Center

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a PRN Patient Care Assistant for BMT/Hematology department for the dayshift. Be a part of a growing Bone Marrow Transplant and Infusion program, by making an indelible impact cancer patient's lives through caring for them with the most advanced treatment.

The PCA will support the Cincinnati regions' only adult FACT-accredited academic blood and marrow transplant program, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

The Patient Care Assistant provides basic direct patient care as delegated by clinical professional personnel in accordance with delegation law and rules and current education. The PCA maintains an orderly, clean, and safe environment for patients and visitors.

The Blood Cancer Healing Center is designed to be an unparalleled hub of expertise and support that will redefine care for blood cancer patients and their families. The center includes dedicated spaces for whole-person patient care, novel treatments, and basic/translational research-all in one building, all dedicated to the future of cancer care.

Unit Details:
  • Take advantage of a collaborative and team-oriented atmosphere
  • Be a part of an excellent pharmacy education for patients.
  • Enjoy knowledgeable leadership with extensive infusion experience.

Benefits
  • 401K Plan
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Employee paid short-term and long-term benefits


Responsibilities

The Patient Care Assistant provides basic direct patient care as delegated by clinical professional personnel in accordance with delegation law and rules and current education. The PCA maintains an orderly, clean, and safe environment for patients and visitors.
  • Provides all patient care in a manner that is culturally based and age-specific. Measures vital signs; reports all changes including mental status. Specimen collection. Assists with activities of daily living (ADL's)
  • Provides hygiene and comfort measures. Changes linens as needed. Empties drainage bags and records outputs disposes of bodily fluids/waste. Utilizes patient care equipment.
  • Assists with respiratory care for patients. May perform EKG's mobile care phlebotomy (MCP), and blood glucose.
  • Communicates patient observations to RN timely and appropriately. Records measurements and patient data. Documents treatments and procedures performed. Responds to and utilizes nurse call system. Reception and phone duties, as directed. Retrieves information from the computer.
  • Facilitates the maintenance of a clean, safe and organized environment for patients and coworkers. Removes equipment when no longer in use to appropriate area for cleaning. Re-orders and stocks materials as necessary. Reports maintenance issues.
  • Ensures call lights answered promptly. Ensures placement of patient identification bands. Ensures that side rails and restraints are applied for patient safety and per policy. Uses proper body mechanics and universal precautions


Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 0-6 months of experience with patient care required, 1-2 years of experience preferred
  • STNA preferred


At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place of employment.