Patient Care Assistant, Medical Surgical
Full-time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Days
Position Summary: Functions as a direct patient caregiver performing tasks to assist registered nurses. Performs hands-on care, assistance with ADLs and specified technical tasks for a group of patients under the supervision of the Team Leader. C.N.A.s are not allowed, by practice standards, to perform any invasive procedure or any application of topical medications.
Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job.
Minimum Experience: Hospital experience preferred. Medical terminology a plus. Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to read with comprehension, write legibly, and perform basic arithmetic computation. Must have understanding and knowledge of patient care which may be appropriately delegated to nursing assistants. Must successfully complete Covenant’s orientation and Nursing Assistant in-house training program before being permitted to work with patients.
Licensure Requirement: Nursing Assistant certification from state of Tennessee preferred. CPR required.
Physical Requirements: Type F
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