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Patient Care Assistant - Acuity Adaptable/Progressive Care Unit - Part-time Night Shift!

West Hospital
Date Posted
28 September, 2021
Schedule & Shift
Part Time
Night
Requisition Number
302520
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Patient Care Assistant - Acuity Adaptable/Progressive Care Unit - Part-time Night Shift!

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Job Description

Overview

IU Health West’s Acuity Adaptable Unit is growing - and you can too!    The Acuity Adaptable (formerly Progressive Care Unit) is expanding and has 32 private rooms for patients with a variety of diagnoses including cardiology, neurology, pulmonology, hematology/oncology and gastrointestinal with the goal being to minimize patient movement and create improved continuity of care.  This new construction, with open lines of sight and private rooms, was created by the care team and patients to allow for ease of work for clinicians and increased patient comfort.

The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) works under the direction of the registered nurse (RN) as a non-licensed team member. As a non-licensed team member, the PCA provides care to designated patients and supports the patient care team. Job duties include provision of activities of daily living, mobility assistance, continuous observation including suicide prevention, and ensuring the patient's surroundings are clean and orderly. 

** This position is a part-time night shift position working three 12 hour shifts per week and every third weekend, 7:00 pm - 7:30 am! **

Requires current Basic Life Support certification through the AHA or attainment at the completion of the IU Health PCA education program. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
• Requires knowledge of care appropriate to the age and developmental level of the patients served.
• Requires up to date knowledge of procedures and standards related to patient care activities.
• Requires proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills.
• Requires constant mental awareness and the ability to withstand a high level of tension and stress.
• Requires ability to maintain concentration when subjected to frequent and varied interruptions and variable noise levels.
• Requires ability to exercise judgment and initiative in the resolution of problems encountered.
• Requires ability to set priorities and manage a high workload within a limited time for completion.
• Requires knowledge of procedures; equipment; software and standards related to patient care activities that non-licensed role performs (for example PCA/PCR/PCI).
• Requires knowledge of principles of infection control.
• Requires ability to perform physically demanding; repetitious movements.
• Requires ability to read and perform basic math.
• Requires ability to organize tasks and attend to details.
• Requires knowledge of principles of good personal hygiene and aseptic techniques to prevent infection of patients; self; and others.

 

Safeguarding our patients and each other is an important part of how we deliver the best care possible to the communities we serve. As a condition of employment, IU Health requires all new hires to receive various vaccinations, including the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, barring an approved exemption. New hires will also be provided the option to submit proof of previous vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccine is not required to begin employment; however, all team members need to be fully vaccinated by September 1, 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Qualifications for the Patient Care Assistant - Acuity Adaptable/Progressive Care Unit - Part-time Night Shift! Role

Overview

IU Health West’s Acuity Adaptable Unit is growing - and you can too!    The Acuity Adaptable (formerly Progressive Care Unit) is expanding and has 32 private rooms for patients with a variety of diagnoses including cardiology, neurology, pulmonology, hematology/oncology and gastrointestinal with the goal being to minimize patient movement and create improved continuity of care.  This new construction, with open lines of sight and private rooms, was created by the care team and patients to allow for ease of work for clinicians and increased patient comfort.

The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) works under the direction of the registered nurse (RN) as a non-licensed team member. As a non-licensed team member, the PCA provides care to designated patients and supports the patient care team. Job duties include provision of activities of daily living, mobility assistance, continuous observation including suicide prevention, and ensuring the patient's surroundings are clean and orderly. 

** This position is a part-time night shift position working three 12 hour shifts per week and every third weekend, 7:00 pm - 7:30 am! **

  • qualifications__list
    Requires current Basic Life Support certification through the AHA or attainment at the completion of the IU Health PCA education program. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
  •  Requires knowledge of care appropriate to the age and developmental level of the patients served.
  •  Requires up to date knowledge of procedures and standards related to patient care activities.
  •  Requires proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Requires constant mental awareness and the ability to withstand a high level of tension and stress.
  •  Requires ability to maintain concentration when subjected to frequent and varied interruptions and variable noise levels.
  •  Requires ability to exercise judgment and initiative in the resolution of problems encountered.
  •  Requires ability to set priorities and manage a high workload within a limited time for completion.
  •  Requires knowledge of procedures; equipment; software and standards related to patient care activities that non-licensed role performs (for example PCA/PCR/PCI).
  •  Requires knowledge of principles of infection control.
  •  Requires ability to perform physically demanding; repetitious movements.
  •  Requires ability to read and perform basic math.
  •  Requires ability to organize tasks and attend to details.
  •  Requires knowledge of principles of good personal hygiene and aseptic techniques to prevent infection of patients; self; and others.
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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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