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227602 - Patient Care Resident

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Date Posted
27 October, 2021
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Requisition Number
319295
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227602 - Patient Care Resident

Job Description

Overview

We have all seen the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on healthcare, especially nursing students. Did you ever imagine that you would finish nursing school in the middle of a pandemic, attending class online and missing out on clinical hours? At Indiana University Health, we understand that you may feel under-prepared and even anxious about your transition to professional nursing! While this may sound intimidating, IU Health is here to help you fulfill your purpose during these historic times.

At the Adult Academic Health Center, we recognize the obstacles you have faced and overcome to achieve your professional goals and we want to make your transition into the nursing profession successful. To do this, we are launching an innovative hiring program for New Nurse graduates. This program is designed to augment your academic education with specific clinical experiences within the hospital environment to increase your confidence in delivering excellent patient care. We will provide you with socialization to IU Health and the RN’s role and responsibilities, while you participate in structured professional development and interprofessional collaboration opportunities.

During the 6-week program, you will learn what it means to be an IU Health nurse through experiencing a variety of patient care environments on different units within a Service Line. Our goal is to then help you transition to a home unit within the Service Line and complete orientation with the TEAM that is the best fit for your unique personality and skills.

Choosing where to begin your nursing career is an important decision and you should feel confident that IU Health is your partner for success. Join us at Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare system, where we compassionately pursue our vision and mission by living our values.

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

 Requires incumbent be a graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program. For example, the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
• Incumbent will sit for the NCLEX exam within six-months of hire into this job with no more than two NCLEX exam attempts without passing/success.
• 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 ability to apply the organization's personnel policies and procedures.
• 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 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.

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 227602 - Patient Care Resident Role

Overview

We have all seen the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on healthcare, especially nursing students. Did you ever imagine that you would finish nursing school in the middle of a pandemic, attending class online and missing out on clinical hours? At Indiana University Health, we understand that you may feel under-prepared and even anxious about your transition to professional nursing! While this may sound intimidating, IU Health is here to help you fulfill your purpose during these historic times.

At the Adult Academic Health Center, we recognize the obstacles you have faced and overcome to achieve your professional goals and we want to make your transition into the nursing profession successful. To do this, we are launching an innovative hiring program for New Nurse graduates. This program is designed to augment your academic education with specific clinical experiences within the hospital environment to increase your confidence in delivering excellent patient care. We will provide you with socialization to IU Health and the RN’s role and responsibilities, while you participate in structured professional development and interprofessional collaboration opportunities.

During the 6-week program, you will learn what it means to be an IU Health nurse through experiencing a variety of patient care environments on different units within a Service Line. Our goal is to then help you transition to a home unit within the Service Line and complete orientation with the TEAM that is the best fit for your unique personality and skills.

Choosing where to begin your nursing career is an important decision and you should feel confident that IU Health is your partner for success. Join us at Indiana’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare system, where we compassionately pursue our vision and mission by living our values.

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

  • qualifications__list
     Requires incumbent be a graduate from a nationally accredited nursing program. For example, the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  •  Incumbent will sit for the NCLEX exam within six-months of hire into this job with no more than two NCLEX exam attempts without passing/success.
  •  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 ability to apply the organization's personnel policies and procedures.
  •  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 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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