Covenant Health

  • Patient Care Assistant

    Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
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    Patient Care Assistant- Cardiology Unit


    Full time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift ( 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Every other weekend required, Some minor and major Holidays required)


    The Cardiac Unit is a 23-Bed cardiac telemetry unit with all private rooms.The unit provides care to patients requiring close observation and 24 hour EKG monitoring. The patient population includes: post cardiac intervention patients, chest pain, congestive heart failure and various other cardiac diagnosis.Team members include RNs, CNA/PCAs and HUCs. With a 1:5  nurse/ patient ratio and a length of stay at 2.5 days this fast paced environment provides excellent care to East Tennessee patients and 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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