Covenant Health

Patient Care Assistant

Parkwest Medical Center
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Patient Care Assistant, Orthopedic Med Surg


Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


5 Riverstone is a 44-bed post surgical unit with both a Joint Center of Excellence and a Spine Center of Excellence. Our patient population consists of 70% orthopedic surgery patients and 30% spine surgery patients. Nurses on 5 Riverstone are members of an integral team of health professionals (physicians, RNs, LPNs, SNAs, CNAs, HUCs , PTs and OTs) that provides the most comprehensive care to its clients and their families.


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.






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