Patient Care Assistant II - Rapid Admission/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 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