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The Patient Care Assistant demonstrates basic knowledge and skills necessary to communicate appropriately and carry out delegated tasks for age specific populations. He/She performs delegated patient care tasks under the supervision of a licensed nurse. He/she records data established by policy and procedure, and reports observations and patient problems to the licensed nurse. The Patient Care Assistant is responsible for assigned non-nursing functions. The Patient Care Assistant practices Relationship Centered Care in concert with The Methodist Hospital values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence and ServicePride standards.
Must be at least 18 years of age
High school diploma or its equivalent is required
Previous experience or basic Nursing Assistant course is preferred
RN experience in non-USA country in lieu of PCA experience is acceptable.
Nursing student currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program that has successfully completed at least one clinical rotation.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Current Certified Nurse Aide/Certified or Registered Medical Assistant
or 3 Years Hospital/Acute Care Patient Care Assistant Experience
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must be able to write and speak effectively in English
Must have basic computer skills.