Patient Care Assistant

Mass General Brigham | Charlestown, MA

Posted Date 9/14/2022
Description

Summary

Under the direction of a registered/licensed nurse (RN), the PCA as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team assists in clinical support functions to promote a safe, compassionate patient care environment.

Key Responsibilities

· Patient care plan is carried out as directed by Registered Nurse.

· Patient physical care is provided such as bed bath, toileting, grooming, changing bed linen, etc. per established guidelines.

· Patient general care is provided such as positioning, lifting and turning, and using adaptive and transfer equipment per established guidelines.

· Patient monitoring activities such as vital signs and blood glucose are performed per established guidelines.

· Patients are prepared for meals, assisting when appropriate to meet patients’ needs.

· Patient rounds are performed regularly, and call lights are answered promptly to meet patients’ needs.

· Patient care is documented in a timely manner adhering to established standards.

· Patient room clutter is organized to make the best use of space and clean environment.

· Specimens are obtained and labeled consistent with established procedures.

· Mentoring and teaching is provided for new nursing assistants to meet performance expectations.

· Additional department, organization, or network activities are completed per established objectives.

· PCC   Organizational Values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect,   and Excellence are upheld.

 
 

Qualifications and Experience

Education/Degree

Required

· High school diploma, GED or equivalent

Certifications:

Required:

· Certification as a Nursing Assistant at time of hire within the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network or within 120 days of employment if enrolled in a sponsored program and must remain active thereafter, OR

· Nursing student currently enrolled in a formal nursing program and has successfully completed at least one clinical rotation.

· Certified Nursing Assistants employed as of June 1, 2018 with ten (10) or more years of service in this role are exempt from this requirement except for SRB which requires certification due to mandated DPH regulatory requirements.

Experience

Preferred

·  Minimum of 1 year of experience as a nursing assistant preferred.

Skills (Specific learned activity gained through training (e.g. computer skills, keyboarding, presentation, CPR, ACLS, etc.)

Required:

· Must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with the English language.

· Must demonstrate basic skills in math and computer science.

· Must demonstrate the ability to perform, modify, and record all physical therapy skills with relevance to appropriate thoroughness and sequencing.

· Healthcare Provider CPR certification required.

· Knowledge of DPH/OEMS regulations.

Preferred:

· Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills, working with diverse population.

· Work independently, be self-directed and contribute as a member of a team.

· Anticipates challenges and develops and implements strategies for addressing them.

· High level of service delivery. Demonstrate initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and adapt to changing situations.

· Attention to detail.

 EEO Statement 

SRN is committed to diversity in the workplace which begins with respect and opportunity for all. SRN takes affirmative action to ensure that equal employment opportunity is provided to all persons regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other basis that would be inconsistent with  any applicable ordinance or law. If you need a reasonable accommodation in coming to or participating in the interview process, please let us know.

 

Primary Location

 MA-Charlestown-SRH Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston

Other Locations

 MA-Brighton-SRH Spaulding Brighton, MA-Cambridge-SHC Spaulding Hospital Cambridge

Work Locations

 
SRH Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston 
300 1st Avenue  
 Charlestown 02129

Job

 Nursing Assistant/Patient Care Associate

Organization

 Spaulding Hospital–Boston & Cambridge(SRN,SRH,SHC)

Schedule

 Full-time

Shift

 Day Job

Employee Status

 Regular

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