Covenant Health

Patient Care Assistant

ID
2577773
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Job Location
US-TN-Knoxville
Department Name
NEUROSCIENCE UNIT

Overview

Regional

 

Patient Care Assistant- Neuroscience Unit

 

Full time, 72 Hours per pay period, Day Shift (7:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m, Every other weekend required, Some minor and major Holidays required) 

 

Neuroscience is a 35-bed {private rooms} unit consisting of neurological disorders, including patients undergoing neurosurgical interventions and/or procedures. We participate in team nursing with the RN as Team Leader.  Our staff members include RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs.   We have a supportive environment and an orientation tailored to your needs.  We are a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center.

 

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 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. 

 

Licensure Requirement: Nursing Assistant certification from state of Tennessee preferred. CPR required. Must successfully complete Covenant’s orientation and Nursing Assistant in-house training program before being permitted to work with patients.

Responsibilities

 

 

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