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Patient Care Assistant Novice - UC Medical Center - Solid Organ Transplant Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Patient Care Assistant Novice - UC Medical Center - Solid Organ Transplant

University of Cincinnati Medical Center - Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 4/16/2021 - Expires: 5/16/2021

Job ID: 226313332


Job Description

Primary Purpose: The Patient Care Assistant provides basic direct patient care as delegated by clinical professional personnel in accordance with delegation law and rules and current education. The PCA maintains an orderly, clean and safe environment for patients and visitors.

Department Information:

8CCP - Solid Organ Transplant/Renal - 24 bed unit

(1 bed designated as a pre-op bed for those patients being called in for a transplant)

UCMC performs Liver, Kidney and Pancreas transplants. The kidney program has a living donor transplant program. All transplant patients, regardless of when their transplant was performed are admitted to 8CCP. This is due to the special care and education necessary for transplant patients. Nursing care is concentrated on recovery from transplantation, focusing on mobility, monitoring of I & O's, pain management and medication administration and education. Transplant patients are always recovered and monitored in the SICU prior to coming to 8CCP. Transplant patients can also be admitted from TACU, clinic, or directly from home.

Knowledge and Skills:

Education: High school diploma or GED, required.

License and Certification: STNA registry required for state tested nursing assistant. STNA required for Daniel Drake Center

Years of Experience: Minimum required: Zero - six months experience required. Preferred: One to two years equivalent experience.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Trained and maintains proficiency in AHA CPR and patient care skills. Completes unit-specific hospital safety education.
  • One of the following criteria is required for this role:
  • State Tested Nursing Aide Training; Acute Medical Surgical Training or Hospital Specific Training.

    May be a student from an accredited RN program that has successfully completed a medical surgical rotation or another acute care rotation.

    If candidates do not have either of the initial two requirements, the candidate must successfully complete the UC Health competency training for PCA's and additional orientation before being permitted to care for patients.

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity

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Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
High school graduate
Work Days:
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
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