Patient Care Assistant Medical Surgical Full-time Nights
Location:
Tamarac , Florida
Posted:
October 17, 2017
Reference:
01645-4727
PCA
University Hospital & Medical Center
Tamarac, FL


Facility Description:
At University Hospital and Medical Center, it's all about community. For almost 40 years we've transformed right alongside the South Florida community we serve. Today, we're a 317-bed facility that is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Our team includes nearly 1,000 healthcare professionals and 550 physicians. We invite you to make our team even stronger.

University Hospital & Medical Center has been honored by being nationally recognized with many prestigious awards and accolades, including: awarded the Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission, designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, awarded the Disease Specific Care Certification for Orthopedic Joint Replacement and received the Five Star Excellence Award in Emergency Services.

University Hospital & Medical Center is a member of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA Ranks on Fortune's list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years. In addition, HCA has also been named one of Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies for four consecutive years. Join our tradition of excellence!

Benefits:
We offer a generous compensation package for Full-time and Part-time including: vacation, 401k, and Medical Insurance.


Job Description
Working under the supervision of a nursing, the PCA performs various patient care activities necessary in caring for the personal needs and comfort of patients. The position's tasks and responsibilities include:

Bathes, dresses/undresses patients assist with personal hygiene
Serves and collects food trays. Assists with patient feeding
Transports, positions and drapes patients for exams and treatment
Assists patients in ambulating
Takes and records vital signs, weights and I & O.
Performs non sterile dressing changes
Passes and collects bed pans
Changes bed linens
Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members
Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems
Provides age and culturally appropriate care
Orients and mentors new staff members
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required

Qualifications:
Job Qualifications include:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent required.
  • Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider
  • CNA license req
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
  • Ability to quickly make decisions to report patient condition with minimal supervision.

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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