Patient Care Assistant- Oncology
PRN/OCC, Night Shift, Shifts Vary as Needed
Oncology (8N) is a 34 bed unit including 8 semi-private rooms and 4 neutropenic rooms. The Oncology unit of any hospital requires a certain type of staff member – people that understand the joys of life and the hardships that sometimes accompany it. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center partners with the Thompson Cancer Survival Center and the Thompson Oncology Physician Group to care for our cancer patients. Chemotherapy treatments are provided on unit. Patient population is comprised of medical/surgical, hospice and palliative care, and oncology patients. The nurse to patient ratio on this unit is 1:5.
Position Summary: Functions as a direct patient caregiver performing tasks to assist registered nurses. Performs hands-on care, assistance with ADL’s and specified technical tasks for a group of patients under the supervision of the Team Leader.
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, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.
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.
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