Patient Care Assistant (PCA), SICU, 12 Hour PM

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a Full-Time Patient Care Assistant (PCA) for the night shift to support the SICU at UC Medical 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 UC Medical Center

As the pioneering hospital of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, UC Medical Center has served greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care teams utilizing the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available. UC Medical Center has 724 licensed beds and more than 5,800 employees.

Unit Details:
  • The SICU teamwork model allows close work with all members of the team to provide the highest level of acuity and care for all our patients.
  • The SICU PCA's work assists complex, critical care patients during their recovery and makes connections with the patients to ensure a compassionate and comfortable recovery.
  • The SICU provides an opportunity to expand Academic knowledge in a Medical Center and allows a teaching environment since we are the Cincinnati region's only Level I trauma center.


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. Change 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


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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.