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Patient Care Assistant at Froedtert South

Patient Care Assistant

Froedtert South Pleasant Prairie, WI Part-Time
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Full-time and Part-time Positions Available.  Days/PMs/Night Shift Available. 

POSITION PURPOSE

  • Under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), the Patient Care Assistant (PCA) performs tasks for patients’ Activities of Daily Living to promote comfort and safety, assists RN with the collection of patient data and performs selected procedures. Complies with established standards and procedures.
  • MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
    • High School or Equivalent (GED)
  • MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
    • Entry Level
  • LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED
    • Current BLS and/or CPR certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or the ability to obtain certification within 6 weeks of hire.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED
    • N/A
  • PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  1. Under the direction of the nurse, perform patient care, treatments and procedures within training and competence level.
  2. Provide the patient assistance with activities of daily living such as feeding ambulating, turning, and positioning.
  3. Assist the RN with the collection of patient data such as, but not limited to, the following examples: blood pressure, pulse, respirations, temperature, pulse oximetry, patient weight, intake & output, blood glucose and urine testing.
  4. Promptly and courteously respond to patient call lights and provide the patient assistance within the scope of the position.
  5. Consistently conduct patient care rounds and observe patient activity. Notify the nurse immediately when a change in patient condition is identified.
  6. Accurately and promptly document patient care activities in the medical record.
  7. Recognize the occurrence of life-threatening situations and emergencies and take the appropriate actions in a timely manner.
  8. Clean, organize and restock the patient room and department work area.
  9. Complete all assigned education, training, and learning requirements within the scheduled time frame.

Froedtert South is a comprehensive regional healthcare system that has served southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois communities for more than 100 years. Froedtert South provides services primarily through the Froedtert Kenosha Hospital and the Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital and several other clinic locations.

Froedtert South is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Froedtert South does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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Clinical Non-Nursing
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