Patient Care Associate, SHC- 32 Hours Evening Rotating Shift Every Other Weekend
Spaulding HospitalBoston & Cambridge
 Cambridge, MA

Summary

Provide direct patient care under the direction and supervision of a licensed Nurse.

Key Responsibilities

  • Patient care plan is carried out as directed.
  • 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 need.
  • 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 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

  • Graduate of CNA training program required for Skilled Nursing Facilities and preferred for other PCC entities.

Preferred

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

Experience

Required

Preferred

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

Licensure

Required

Preferred

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

Required

  • Effective verbal, electronic and written communications skills using the English language.
  • Computer proficiency required. Microsoft office applications preferred with ability to learn new software.
  • Maintain variable work schedule to meet department needs. (evenings and nights, holidays, weekends and travel).

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.
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