Patient Care Assistant, Post Operative Surgical and Oncology
PRN/OCC, Variable hours and shifts, Night Shifts
Since admitting our first patient in 1973, Parkwest has been at the vanguard of healthcare in East Tennessee. We are an eight-time Top 100 Heart Hospital and have received multiple awards for excellence in emergency care, clinical practice, and patient satisfaction. Learn more about our professional accolades.
Parkwest’s Oncology-Gynecological-Surgical unit consists of 36 beds inside our most recent expansion, the Dogwood Tower, which opened in December 2019. Our Oncology and post-surgical unit at Parkwest houses patients with a variety of medical diagnoses and also serves as a general post-surgical floor. We specialize in oncological care, and are strongly passionate in providing a healing environment for our patients while maximizing our clinical quality and efficiency. Once experienced on our floor, our nurses can undergo training to administer chemotherapy to further care for our oncology population.
We also care for post-op surgery patients who will need surgical incision care, drain care, ostomy and ileal conduit care, blood product and TPN administration. Among a skilled interdisciplinary group, The RN serves as a guide, healer, collaborator, teacher, leader and sentry to their patients.
Staff members include RN’s, LPN’s, Certified Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Assistants and Health Unit Coordinators who work together to provide exceptional patient care. Our department is high energy, team oriented and customer satisfaction is a high priority. We currently use a preferred self-scheduling module that covers a six week period. Staff work three 12-hour shifts per week with an every other weekend rotation and every other major holiday.
2 Dogwood welcomes staff members of varying experiences, from new graduates to the experienced healthcare professional. We have a supportive environment and orientation is tailored to your needs.
If you are team minded and enjoy a variety of medical conditions, then 2 Dogwood is a place to call home.
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.
Recruiter: Jason Shubert || firstname.lastname@example.org || 865-374-5393
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
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