Patient Care Assistant I - Day Shift - 4E Trauma/Surgical ICU
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
The Patient Care Assistant I (PCA I) is accountable for supporting patient care activities, under the supervision of a registered nurse, in the clinic setting and on inpatient nursing units. The PCA I works closely with the charge nurse and staff nurses to assure patient care needs are met. The PCA I performs patient care activities, as delegated, and adheres to patient safety measures. The PCA I is competent in the performance of basic patient care activities, medical terminology, communication, organizational, and computer skills. The PCA I demonstrates personal and professional effectiveness.
1. Education/Licensure/Specialized Training:
a. Education: High School diploma or the equivalent or technical skills/training appropriate to the specialty area.
b. Licensure/Certification: Nursing/Medical Assistant Certification required.
Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart
Association (AHA) approved program.
Other certificates as required by unit/service/clinic.
2. Work Experience: Six (6) months - One (1) year related clinical experience preferred.
3. Skills/Knowledge: Mental Health First Aid within 90 days of hire.
EKG, and/or Phlebotomy competency validation required, as
applicable to specialty area within 6 months of hire.
1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
2. Other Skills:
Medical Terms PC
3. Work Schedule:
Weekends Holidays Flexible