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POOL PCA Observation 7a-7p

Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Part time


12 Hour Day Shift


The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) is responsible for direct patient care tasks as assigned and under supervision of professional nursing personnel. Also provides indirect care to maintain unit functions as directed by the professional nursing staff i.e. care and cleaning of specific equipment, transportation of patients, stocking of supplies and equipment, etc.

Patient Care Assistant Skills

  • Measures and documents intake and output.
  • Cares for and empties urinary drainage bag.
  • Applies and removes electronic compression devices.
  • Measures and applies antithrombolytic stockings.
  • Handles application of heat and cold.
  • Cares for patient with IV fluids.
  • Does not disconnect IV fluids.
  • Reports to licensed nursing staff any site changes or repetitive pump alarms.
  • Performs ostomy bag care.
  • Enemas (without medication)
  • Performs 12 lead EKG's.
  • Prevents, recognizes and reports abuse.
  • Performs capillary blood glucose monitoring accurately and reports results to RN/LPN in a timely manner.
  • Appropriately uses pulse oximeter (including reassuring that pulse ox is painless):
  • Properly uses different sensors based on age, location to be used, and
  • equipment functioning.
  • Documents care in Meditech
  • Vital signs
  • Intake and output
  • Nutrition (meal intake)
  • ADL's
  • Weigh

Performance Measures

  • Maintains current glucose meter operator certification
  • Measures and Documents accurate intake and output on 100% of the patients in which it is appropriately ordered.
  • Documentation is at or close to "Real Time" of intervention

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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