Patient Care Assistant - Rehabilitation
Nationwide Children's Hospital - Columbus, OH

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MUST HAVE AVAILABILITY TO ATTEND PCA ORIENTATION FROM MONDAY MARCH 18TH THROUGH TUESDAY MARCH 26TH WITHOUT EXCEPTION - ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY EACH DAY GENERAL SUMMARY The Patient Care Assistant is responsible for performing basic supportive care to specified patients/families under the direction and supervision of a Staff RN. The PCA must demonstrate competence in providing age-appropriate care and service for pediatric patients from birth to 21 years; and select adult patients. The PCA delivers excellent customer service in all encounters. PCA duties include but are not limited to taking vital signs, heights and weights.

The PCA provides basic supportive care such as bed making/keep patient room clean and orderly. Nutrition as indicated. Provides comfort measures, i.e. pillows, blankets, privacy.

Performs the following procedures: Specimen collection: (urine for urinalysis and culture, blood by capillary puncture); applies infant specimen collection device; obtains clean catch urine; simple (clean/non-sterile) dressing changes: Holds, positions patient and assists with procedures (examples: IV insertion). Observes and reports appearance of peripheral IV site; transports patients to other departments/areas of the hospital. The PCA accurately documents all data collected and care provided on the appropriate paper or electronic form of the patient record; maintains up to date patient information on tracking system. Responsible & accountable for appropriate time and resource management; accepts delegation from Staff RN.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS · High school graduate or equivalent GED. · State Tested Nursing Assistant strongly preferred OR one year of comparable experience in a hospital setting within the past 3 years. · Good written and verbal communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. · Neat appearance, good grooming and professional manner.

  • Completion of orientation classes offered by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Inc., the Department of Professional development and unit/area. · Must demonstrate competence as defined in the Patient Care Assistant responsibilities/skills checklist in providing age appropriate care and services to pediatric patients of all ages and selected adult patients. · CPR trained (American Heart Association CPR for Family and Friends) course or Health Care Provider course or Red Cross equivalent preferred. · Must successfully pass PCA pre-test.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Must be able to see, hear, stand, walk, speak, read, and perform basic math calculations (add, subtract, multiply and divide). 2. Perform manual tasks with or without accommodation, and care for oneself with little or no difficulty.

3. Applies the principles of body mechanics in lifting or moving patients and/or equipment. 4. Must be able to independently lift up to 25 pounds.

5. Must be able to move or reposition patients of any weight or size with the assistance of another person(s) and/or equipment.

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