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Patient Care Associate- Restorative Care

Company: Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe Patient Care Associate (PCA) is responsible for patient related clerical activities, unit clerical duties, computerized order entry procedures, and other unit activities, as applicable. The PCA must be able to provide and understand the specific communication needs of patients, families, and visitors. Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, the PCA provides focused non-licensed clinical care for patients throughout the age continuum including phlebotomy, basic nursing skills, etc., and environmental assistance to facilitate quality service and improve patient outcomes. The PCA will document and communicate with team members in a timely manner regarding the patient's progress, needs and problems. Collaborates with Leadership in developing and implementing the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Mission, and Goals.Minimum RequirementsEducationHigh School Graduate or equivalentLicense/Registration/CertificationsBLSPreferred RequirementsPreferred EducationN/APreferred ExperienceHospital experiencePreferred License/Registration/CertificationsPhlebotomy CertificateCNACore Job ResponsibilitiesBasic Computer SkillsAssists patients with activities of daily living in a safe, timely and courteous manner.Performs personal hygiene care with respect to privacy, dignity and needs of the patientOffers back rubs, prepares for mealtimes and sleep hoursDelivers meals/snacks and water in a timely mannerPerforms vital signs, weights/heights, intake, and outputs, and bedside fingerstick blood glucose with accuracy and within established time frame and/or as requested.Communicates in a timely and effective manner through the use of verbal and written communication.Provides patient care relative to the age-specific and population needs by demonstrating knowledge of the principles of growth and development and population served.Knowledgeable in use of and response to Facility Alerts/Medical Alerts/Medical Emergency SystemsIdentifies areas for improvement and seeks ways to improve self-defined weaknessesRemains committed to unit and division goalsAttends continuing education classes offered at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.Recognizes and reports changes in patient clinical condition, e.g. change in color, shortness of breath, changes in vital signs, changes in skin integrity, etc. to appropriate nursing staff.Performs proper hand hygiene and PPE donning/doffing.Reports risk management concerns to appropriate personPerforms age-based CPR.Follows Infection Control ProceduresAdheres to proper chain of command.Performs, at a minimum, Hourly Rounds and documents in EMR.Bedside Shift ReportBathingLocation: Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Nursing ServicesSchedule: Per Diem, Nights (weekends as needed), 7p

Keywords: Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg , Patient Care Associate- Restorative Care, Other , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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