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PCA - Med Surg Unit 1 PRN in Mayfield, KY at Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Date Posted: 1/29/2019

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Job Description

Jackson Purchase Medical Center

Therole of the PCA is to provide bedside nursing care and treatment within theirscope of training.

•        Observesprofessional ethics in maintaining confidential information concerning thefinancial, personal, medical or employment status of patients/families at JPMC.

•        Must follow andenforce accepted safety practices for patients and hospital.

•        Must reportsafety hazards and initiate appropriate action.

•        Must participatein safety instructional programs.

•        Assist ordelivers direct patient care including bathing, grooming, feeding, toileting,repositioning, and ambulation with accurate and timely documentation in themedical record of patients.

•        Demonstrateability to meet ADL of neonates, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatricpatients.

•        Obtain vitalsigns timely as ordered by the physician and documents in the MR. Has knowledgeof normal variances in these values for all age groups. Notifies the chargenurse of abnormal values immediately.

•        Answers calllights without delay and responds to request or relays information in a timelymanner.

•        Assist withtransfers of patients.

•        Prepares room forreceiving of patients.

•        Changes linens asneeded.

•        Make rounds tocheck status of patients and reports needs or changes in condition to theappropriate nurse.

•        Assist with thecollection of specimens: urine, stool, and sputum.

•        Ensures patientwater pitchers are filled and snacks are offered.

•        Documents on thenursing progress record, and other patient care forms.

•        Receives reportand gives report to oncoming shift.

•        Performs CPR andmaintains current CPR certification.

•        Assist with thecleaning of the unit by maintaining cleanliness and organization of supplies.

•        Prepares patientsfor discharge.

•        Performs jobduties within their scope of training.

Performs other dutiesas assigned.

Job Requirements

High school diploma or GED, CNA certification preferred, CPR/BLS certified, KY certificate/registration preferred, computer training.
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