Job Description

Job Title: Nursing Assistant- 4C Medical Rehabilitation
Job ID: 614341
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift:
Facility: UPMC Chautauqua WCA
Department: IP Medical Rehab 4C
Location: 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown NY 14702

Description

UPMC is dedicated to providing each patient with the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time. Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Technicians are essential partners in that mission, enhancing the patient experience at UPMC with positivity and integrity. 


Nursing support staff give personal care to patients with an emphasis on dignity and respect, striving to make each patient feel as comfortable as possible during their hospital stay. 


Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Technicians also provide invaluable aid to nurses and doctors on the floor by completing important skilled tasks such as checking vital signs and glucose levels, performing EKGs and blood draws, and much more.


UPMC Shadyside, a Magnet designated facility within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is hiring a Part Time Nursing Assistant/Patient Care Technician to support 4C.


Rehabilitation means “to make able.”  The goal within this world class 10 bed acute inpatient Medical Rehab unit is to help patients become as independent as possible. They have a fantastic interdisciplinary team model including psychiatrist, PT, OT, ST, CM, Dietary, Nursing, patient and family. Typical day for a patient starts out working with OT or nursing on grooming and dressing skills to increase independence. The remainder of the day is spent on at least two or three therapy sessions, meals in a supervised dining room, exercises, and ambulation with staff followed by evening showers. Discharge planning starts on admission with a strong emphasis on patent and caregiver education and involvement in care. 


Patient care staff on 4C work on a rotating schedule to ensure 24/7 coverage. Availability for all shifts, including some weekends and holidays, is expected.


Compassionate individuals of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. Experienced applicants may be hired at the Patient Care Technician level; those without prior inpatient hospital experience will be required to complete a 7-day training course. 


(Note: the Nursing Assistant training course is held over 7 consecutive weekdays during daylight hours.)


The Nursing Assistant and Patient Care Technician are valued steps in the UPMC nursing support career ladder, with opportunities for upward advancement into lead and management roles. Many support staff may seek to use the knowledge and skill they gain in this position to launch a career in nursing, advanced practice, health care administration, therapy, or another related field.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Performs the UPMC nursing core nursing assistant responsibilities (blood glucose, weights, vital signs, I&O, specimen collections, and Foley care) AND at least four of the following business unit identified tasks: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, simple dressing, Foley catheter removal, point of care testing, bladder scan, straight catheter or IV catheter removal.

Provides patient care including assisting with patient procedures and activities of daily living. Assists with physical, respiratory, and cardiopulmonary therapies. Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.

Documents in the medical record according to established procedures.

  • Contributes to the universal unit activities including, but not limited to, responding to call lights and telephones, passing meal trays, and transporting patients.

Provides instruction to patients and their families under the direction of the RN. May apply, monitor, and remove patient restraints as per physician or hospital protocol.

Strictly adheres to all policies and procedures relative to patient care and hospital related information. Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.

Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace. Ensures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.

  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director, and takes action to improve knowledge, skills, and performance. Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.

Constructively receives feedback and direction, and participates in self-review as requested by the unit director.

Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department. Supports department-based projects and quality initiatives.

Performs assigned work in a timely and productive manner. Completes department clerical functions as needed.

  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Establishes appropriate and effective communication with other departments; establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.

Suggests and supports changes within the department. Assumes responsibility for assignments and views problems as challenges.

Demonstrates understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence, and impairment in the health professions.

Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation, and commitment to patients and colleagues.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful completion of UPMC nursing assistant training program.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $11.50 to $17.13

Union Position: No

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