Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary:
The Sup Patient Care Assistant Extern (SPCAE) is accountable for supporting patient care activities, under the supervision of a registered nurse, on inpatient nursing units. The SPCAE works closely with the charge nurse and staff nurses to assure patient care needs are met. The SPCAE performs patient care activities, as delegated, and adheres to patient safety measures. The SPCAE is competent in the performance of basic patient care activities, medical terminology, communication, organizational, and computer skills. The SPCAE demonstrates personal and professional effectiveness. The externship will last a total of 10 weeks.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
High School Diploma or GED - Preferred

Nurse Aide/Medical Assistant Program - Must be enrolled or have successfully completed a state-approved nurse aide program or a CAAHEP or ABHES accredited medical assistant training program

License & Certification:
Certified Nurse Assistant/Medical Assistant - Ability to meet all eligibility requirements to take the CNA/MA certification exam by the completion of the 8 week externship program.

Basic Life Support from a hospital-based American Heart Association (AHA) or Red Cross approved program completed by the end of the 10 week externship,

Work experience:
No Experience required

Language:
Spanish (preferred), bilingual skills (preferred)

Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)

Proficiencies:
MS Word (novice) P.C. (novice), Typing

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Medical Terms, Other; EKG and/or Phlebotomy competency validation required, as applicable to specialty area within 6 months of hire.

Work Schedule: Flexible

Application Instructions

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