Patient Care Assistant II - Ben Taub - MedSurg 5D - FT/Day
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 II (PCA II) is accountable for supporting patient care activities, under the supervision of a registered nurse, on inpatient nursing units. The PCA II works closely with the charge nurse and staff nurses to assure patient care needs are met. The PCA II performs patient care activities, as delegated, and adheres to patient safety measures. The PCA II is proficient in the performance of basic patient care activities, medical terminology, communication, organizational, and computer skills. The PCA II demonstrates and role models personal and professional effectiveness.
High School diploma or or GED plus technical skills/training appropriate to the specialty area.
Licenses & Certifications:
- Certified Nurse Assistant or Certified Medical Assistant; Nursing students actively attending an accredited nursing program are exempt of certification requirement provided a satisfactory completion of first clinical/foundations course.
- Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program.
- SAMA certification within 90 days of hire.
- EKG, and/or Phlebotomy competency validation required, as applicable to specialty area within 6 months of hire.
- Other certificates as required by unit/service/clinic.
Work Experience: Two (2) years related clinical experience (experience in nursing program clinical rotations is applicable)
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Proficiencies: Personal Computer, MS Word, Typing
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Medical Terms
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible