Patient Care Associate I
Bassett Healthcare - Cooperstown, NY

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The Patient Care Associate I (PCA) is a key member of the nursing care team and assists with direct and indirect patient care, provide basic nursing care, and support to patients and health care team members. Under the direction of the Registered Professional Nurse (RN), the PCA helps in providing interventions that are prescribed by the treatment plan. Shares accountability for quality patient outcomes.

Minimum Requirements:

· High school diploma or equivalent
· Previous experience in a health-related position or as a Nursing Assistant preferred
Licensure/Certificates :
· Certified Nursing Assistant Certification preferred
· Reading, writing, typing (at least 20 words per minute), and basic math skills required.
· Ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff.
· Ability to function as an active team member.
· Demonstrates competency in required skills relevant to area of practice.
Physical Requirements:
· Walking, standing, bending, and kneeling throughout the shift.
· Ability to lift and position patient is required.
· Moving of heavy, awkward equipment.
· Category I risk exposure as defined by OSHA.

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