Covenant Health

Job Title
Patient Care Assistant
ID
3208190
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
NEPHROLOGY UNIT

Overview

Regional

 

Patient Care Assistant, Nephrology Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift (2 Weekends Every 6 Weeks)

 

The Nephrology Unit (3 West) at Fort Sanders Regional is a 17 bed telemetry unit serving a wide variety of medical patients. Our primary population consists of patients with acute or chronic renal failure, diabetes and cardiac issues.

 

We specialize in the treatment of the kidney patient including those who are newly diagnosed with a kidney issue, as well as individuals who are long term dialysis patients.

 

As a PCA or CNA on our nephrology unit, you will perform a variety of tasks such as:

  • Taking and recording patient temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressures, weights, heights, and intake-output measurements
  • Performing phlebotomy; to include correct labeling using two patient identifiers, maintenance of lab-draw supplies, rotating and restocking.
  • Promptly answering patient call lights and responding to patient requests
  • Providing general care such as positioning, lifting or turning patients; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; preoperative supportive care; and application/removal of abdominal binders or anti-embolism stockings and sequential compression devices.
  • Providing morning or evening care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patient, changing bed linen, cleaning over-bed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other supportive care as needed.

Our staff consists of RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs who work together to provide exceptional patient care. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

 

As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Because of this, all non-certified patient care assistants who are hired at Fort Sanders Regional will be automatically enrolled in our no cost “Growing Excellence through Me” (GEM) program, where they will attend classes and receive training to qualify to sit for their Certified Nursing Assistant exam. Upon receiving a CNA certification, our employees graduate from the GEM program and receive an automatic pay increase.

 

To learn more about our GEM program visit: https://www.fsregional.com/g-e-m-program-implemented/

 

If you are passionate about putting patients first, and want to work in a supportive environment, apply for our nephrology unit today!

 

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: None.

 

Licensure Requirement: CPR required.

Responsibilities

 

 

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