Excellent Care to Patients and Families • The Best Staff • In the Safest Environment
Nursing at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is known for their excellent clinical practice and for keeping patients and their families at the center of all they do. We understand that great care is shaped by relationships with patients and their families. That’s why we’re committed to knowing our patients on a deeper level — not just as patients, but as individuals — to ensure that they, and their families, feel known and cared for.
At BWH, we proudly work together with a spirit of inquiry and a deep commitment to providing the highest quality, evidence-informed and theory-guided care in an inclusive environment. We work each day to achieve our vision — to provide excellent care to patients and families, with the best staff, in the safest environment.
Just as we have been able to reinvent health care, we have also transformed health care careers. Whether measured in terms of lives saved, awards earned, or the personal satisfaction of stretching your talents – a career with BWH is unlike any other in the health care field. Here you'll find a workplace where collaboration and teamwork are the norm, not the exception – physicians, nurses, technicians, staff and management form a close-knit bond, based on mutual respect and devotion to our patients. If you want an enormously fulfilling career, there’s no better place to be.
The PCA will be responsible for:
- Supporting the RN with clinical tasks, including, but not limited to glucometry, EKGs, and vital signs.
- Responding to the needs of patients and family members and takes a proactive role in the efficient operation of the unit.
To qualify you must have:
- Certification as anursing assistant preferred. If the state of MA is not offering CNA exams atthe time of hire, documentation of successful completion of full CNA coursework will suffice.
- Nursing student who hascompleted her/his fundamentals of nursing with a clinical component (clinicalrotation or simulation lab). For nursing students hired as PCAs, stronglyprefer nursing students enrolled in BSN programs or direct-entry Mastersprograms.
- Bi-lingual skills preferred.
- Prior experience in a clinical setting preferred.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- May not currently hold a valid nursing license.
Brigham and Womens Hospital I CARE Standards
The I CARE Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.
C. I will Communicate my commitment to high quality performance
A. I will Appear and act as a professional
R. I will Respect all individuals
E. I will Extend myself