Patient Care Assistant PCA CVPCU
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: January 8, 2022
Primary City/State:Mesa, ArizonaDepartment
Name:PCU-CVPCU-HospWork Shift:NightJob Category:Clinical CareSign
on Bonus $1500.00The future is full of possibilities. At Banner
Health, we're excited about what the future holds for health care.
That's why we're changing the industry to make the experience the
best it can be. If you're ready to change lives, we want to hear
from you.The Cardiovascular Progressive Care unit is a 23 bed
inpatient cardiac monitored unit. The patient population is
primarily surgical cardiac, thoracic and vascular with some medical
cardiology. Clinical staff pride themselves on their teamwork and
clinical expertise. Our culture is patient centered with high
expectations around quality care and customer service. Our nurses
are specialty trained to care for this patient population with a
focus on growth and mentoring. Our Shared Leadership Unit Based
Council is a highly engaged team; striving to enhance quality
outcomes and foster a healthy work environment. If you are ready to
take your career to the next level and have a passion for working
with patients - apply today!Banner Heart Hospital is a recipient of
the 2018 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals award by IBM Watson
Health. This award, previously known as Truven, is determined by
our clinical outcomes, clinical processes, efficiency and cost for
our heart attack, heart failure, PCI and CABG patients. Our
outcomes reflect excellence in cardiovascular services benefiting
our patients, their families, their employers and our entire
community.Weekend rotations are required in this role. Enjoy a flat
rate $1/hour weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift
differential when applicable.Located next to Banner Baywood Medical
Center in east Mesa, Arizona, Banner Heart Hospital specializes in
providing the most advanced cardiovascular care in an environment
of clinical excellence, compassion and healing. With 111 beds, we
are one of the largest freestanding heart hospitals in the nation.
We have also been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals for
cardiovascular care by Thomson-Reuters. Our facilities include 28
cardiovascular intensive care beds, 67 telemetry beds, a 16-bed
interventional stay unit, two endovascular suites, six OR suites,
six cardiac cath labs, two electrophysiology labs and a
non-invasive cardiology unit.POSITION SUMMARY
This position provides routine patient care to promote patient
comfort and contribute to the overall patient plan of care. This
position is responsible for on-going patient data collection and
documentation in the medical records and provides a variety of unit
support functions which contribute to the overall efficient
operation of the nursing unit/department.
1. Provides assistance in activities of daily living and completes
necessary tasks to promote patient health, including assisting
patients with basic hygiene needs, maintaining an optimum level of
mobility and providing assistance with nutritional intake as
2. Collects patient specimens and data, including vital signs,
input/output and other delegated measurements in accordance with
unit/facility policy and standards of care. Documents objective
data and routine aspects of patient care. Assists in the
transportation of patient specimens.
3. Recognizes and reports abnormalities and/or changes in the
patient's health status and responses to treatment to a licensed
professional. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and
completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients
for which care is provided.
4. Performs procedures and uses equipment as delegated by a
licensed professional, consistent with demonstrated competencies
and according to state scope of practice; procedures may include
blood draws, foley catheters removal, EKGs, and EKG monitoring.
Provides necessary supplies, support and assistance to medical
staff and patients for unit specific procedures, under the direct
supervision of a licensed professional.
5. Performs receptionist/clerical duties to support overall
operating efficiency and effective flow of communication and
information throughout the department. Participates in the
resolution of customer problems or collects necessary data and
follows through to appropriate person for problem resolution.
6. Maintains a complete patient record with admission, transfer,
and discharge information, progress notes, and consent forms.
Ensures that all reports and chart forms are scanned or filed into
the patient's record. Ensures that charting forms are labeled and
accessible if they are needed. Maintains adequate supplies of
frequently used, patient education materials. Assists in the
ordering of patient specimens. May transcribe and process physician
orders effectively using the electronic medical record.
7. Maintains adequate levels of office, dietary, and medical
supplies and completes requisition forms when supplies need to be
ordered. Reconciles supply order upon delivery. Monitors and tracks
the use and whereabouts of electronic equipment such as patient ID
scanners and lap top computers. Ensures that all are accounted for
and in working order.
8. Based on area of assignment may assist with transporting
patients, including pre-operative and immediate post-operative
patients to critical care unit. Participates in OR room
9. This position works under supervision and has responsibility for
assigned unit only. Incumbents work in a fast-paced, sometimes
stressful environment with a strong focus on customer service.
Interacts with staff at all levels throughout the facility, as well
as patients, families and physicians
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.
Current BLS certification is required. Current Certified Nursing
Assistant (CNA) in state of practice is required for new hires and
transfers. In Tucson: Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in
state of practice is required for new hires. Existing Tucson
incumbents may not transfer out of their geographical market
without meeting the CNA requirement. Requires skills and abilities
typically attained with 1 year of medical clerical experience;
preferably in a hospital or physician office setting, or prior
experience in customer service. Must possess excellent
organizational skills, as well as effective human relations and
communication skills. Working knowledge of medical terminology and
computer literacy and keyboarding skills is required.
Must possess excellent organizational skills, as well as effective
human relations and communication skills. Working knowledge of
medical terminology and computer literacy and keyboarding skills is
Depending on department assignment, receive a minimum passing score
of 85% on ECG or EEG test with accurate identification of all
lethal cardiac dysrhythmias and epileptiform activity is required.
Successful completion of either a unit approved basic
electrocardiogram interpretation course or electroencephalographic
interpretation course, or on the job training is also
required.Employees working at BUMG, BUMCT, or BUMCS in a Behavioral
Health clinical setting that serves children must possess an
Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain
the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working
for Banner Home Care/Hospice or Boswell Skilled Nursing Facility
must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of
hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.
Employees working at Banner MD Anderson or BUMC-P Whole Health
Counseling must possess a State of Arizona Department of Public
Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and
maintain the card for the duration of their employment.PREFERRED
In Arizona the Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) licensure is
preferred. Recent healthcare experience preferred. Successful
completion of an approved unit secretary program is preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Keywords: Banner Health, Mesa , Patient Care Assistant PCA CVPCU, Other , Mesa, Arizona
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