Patient Care Assistant, Float Pool, Day Shift

Job Description

Patient Care Assistant, Full-time, Day Shift, Nursing Pool, Daniel Drake Center

UC Health is hiring a Fall-time Patient Care Assistant (PCA) for the day shift at Daniel Drake Center.

The Patient Care Assistant will provide basic direct patient care as delegated by clinical professional personnel in accordance with delegation law and rules and current education. This position will work at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and maintain an orderly, clean, and safe environment for patients and visitors.

About Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care

Daniel Drake Center specializes in providing post-acute and transitional care services for patients recovering from a catastrophic injury or illness. Daniel Drake Center is the only hospital-based skilled nursing facility in the Cincinnati region. With a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services including medically complex care, skilled nursing, assisted living, wellness services, and research, Daniel Drake Center offers comprehensive care continuum and a variety of services to help patients throughout their recovery.

Unit Details :
  • Gain experiences and training that will develop your skillset.
  • Enjoy a Family-oriented and collaborative work environment.
  • Gain access to extensive hospital resources.


Responsibilities

Job 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

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current STNA Certification, Clinical Rotation completed, or Completion of PCA Novice Program


Hours: Fulltime, 36 hours/week

Shift: 12 hour AM / Day Shift

Join our team as a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) in our Nursing/Float Pool department and work alongside the best and brightest clinical teams collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

Join our team to BE UC Health. Be Extraordinary. Be Supported. Be Hope. Apply Today!

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.