Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Emergency Services - PD/Nights (12hr)
MemorialCare Health System
 Fountain Valley, CA

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center's strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.

The Patient Care Assistant II is an unlicensed caregiver working under the direction of the Physician/Registered Nurse. This position is responsible for supporting the Emergency Services unit environment to maintain smooth, effective communication between healthcare practitioners, departments, patients, and visitors. The Patient Care Assistant II position is accountable for the accurate maintenance of the patient medical record, including computer order entry. This role is accountable for patient admission, transfer, and discharge flow processes. In addition, this role is accountable for providing the most basic of patient care including data collection, personal hygiene, vital sign measurement and assistance with activities of daily living such as ambulating, toileting and feeding.

Experience

One year acute care experience as unit secretary/nursing assistant or nursing student who has completed the first semester of nursing school preferred.

Computer, internet, order entry and word processing experience preferred.

Proficient in medical terminology

Education

High School Diploma or equivalency

Current American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support Card