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Patient Care Assistant (PCA)

Company: University of Maryland Medical Center
Location: Glen Burnie
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

What You Will Do:

Patient Care Assistant (PCA) - 5 West
Full Time - Night Shift
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, Maryland

The Power of Caring

Within all of us there is untold power. An unstoppable strength. A desire to do more.

At University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, we know that caring can't be taught, it's something that comes naturally.

We're looking for talented professionals to join our extraordinary Team at UM BWMC - named Top Workplace in the Baltimore area by The Baltimore Sun two years in a row (2019 & 2020); Named in the USA for 2021!

As part of the acclaimed University of Maryland Medical System, our facility is one of three designated hospitals in Maryland and features one of the state's busiest emergency departments, as well as a team of experts who care for our community and one another. As a Top 10 Maryland hospital ranked by U.S. News and World Report, UM BWMC is the pulse that keeps Anne Arundel County moving forward.

As a member of our team, you'll experience:

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage - Tax-Free Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement and more!
  • Work Life Balance: You'll accrue annual leave; we offer dependent care reimbursement, short/long term disability and an employee assistance program.
  • Growth & Educational Assistance: We support your continuing education and career advancement by offering tuition reimbursement & continuing education options.Job Summary

    Under frequent supervision, the Patient Care Assistant (PCA) is a multi-skilled individual who assists the patient with activities of daily living, while maintaining a quiet, therapeutic, and clean environment. The PCA will spend most of the time at the bedside meeting the patient's physical, psychosocial, and environmental needs based on an individualized plan of care. Patient population served includes infants, children, and adults.

    Tasks & Responsibilities
    • Participates as a member of the patient care team by providing direct patient care under the supervision of the nurse. Functions as a dependable team member, assisting when requested and volunteering when the need arises.
    • Performs any or all duties involving the direct patient care as assigned by the nurse within guidelines provided by the Maryland Nurse Practice Act and medical center policies and procedures.
    • Maintains skills as outlined in the nursing policy, procedures, guidelines as delegated by the RN (peripheral venipuncture, intravenous catheter insertion, EKG, etc.)
    • All specimens labeled in the presence of the patient.
    • Two patient identifiers used when obtaining specimens.
    • Monitors and records patient's response to treatment and communicates with the responsible care team or physicians in a timely manner.
    • Performs unit documentation, which is timely, accurate, concise, legible and in accordance with the Performance Standards.
    • Performs efficiently in emergency patient situations following established policies, procedures, and guidelines.
    • Maintains accountability for meeting basic physical psychosocial and environmental needs of the patient.
      What You Need to Be Successful:

      • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
      • Current CNA certification from the MBON required.
      • Current AHA Health Care Provider (CPR) card.We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore , Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Other , Glen Burnie, Maryland

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