Patient Care Assistant I-Observation Unit
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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