Patient Care Assistant- Neuroscience Unit
Full time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (every other weekend, minor and major holiday rotation required)
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. Previous experience working as a PCA preferred.
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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