Job Description

Job Title: Presbyterian/Shadyside Hospital- Nursing Support
Job ID: 180001AO
Status:
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department:
Location: 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Are you interested in a career that provides plenty of opportunity for growth and development? Join our nursing support team at UPMC Presbyterian or UPMC Shadyside! With an excellent benefits package, multiple shifts available, and competitive wages, we invite you to explore this opportunity with us today.

UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside are currently hiring full-time, flex-full time and part time nursing support staff for a variety of shifts and days. Nursing support staff typically work rotating 12-hour shifts. Shifts/hours/days may vary by unit.

Nursing Assistants (NAs) and Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) are vital partners in the patient care provided at UPMC. They work on patient care units and perform a variety of important basic and advanced skills. They work closely and continuously with patients, partnering with nurses and other professionals, to make a big difference in how patients recover and experience their hospital stay.

The role you will be selected for will be based upon your previous experience.
Please note: Applicants without previous hospital experience who are hired will be provided, and required to successfully complete a training course. ***This course is held over 7 consecutive weekdays during daylight hours.

NURSING STUDENTS: Please note that this job opening is for candidates not currently enrolled in a Nursing School Program. If you are currently enrolled in a Nursing School Program and are interested in casual nursing support opportunities at UPMC Presbyterian, please check the UPMC website for additional openings.

The work as an NA or PCT is both challenging and very rewarding. The NA or PCT provides routine patient care and support services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and may be directed by the nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times. Many find this to be a wonderful life long career. Others may choose to take the time while working as an NA or PCT to become familiar with the wide variety of health care roles they may want to pursue: nurse, respiratory therapist, pharmacist, physical therapist - the list is endless.

Responsibilities:

• Assisting patients with activities of daily living including assisting with bathing, dressing and other hygiene needs
• Interacting and attending to patients and their families on a regular basis, to ensure patient satisfaction
• Working hand in and hand with the nursing staff to report any changes in the patients well-being or changes in their conditions
• Working directly with patients to re-position and assist them in and out of beds, bedside chairs, and wheelchairs, as well as on and off patient carriers (with assistance as needed).
• Performing basic clinical skills such as weighing patients, taking blood pressures/pulses/respirations, collecting and measuring specimen
• Helping patients to walk with canes, walkers, and crutches.
• Assisting patients with their nutritional needs, including food preparation and set up
• Transporting patients, by pushing them in wheelchairs or on carts, to and from tests and other units.
• Depending upon the role, a PCT may also perform several advanced skills such as drawing blood, performing EKGs (heart monitor tracings), changing simple wound dressings, removing bladder catheters, and removing IV catheters from veins.
• Opportunity to support the unit through various clerical and administrative tasks
• Assisting with post-life physical care


Qualifications

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
• CPR within 30 days of beginning employment
• Act 34 Criminal Clearance
• Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

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

Salary Range: $13.31 to $20.87

Union Position: No

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

QUALITY & SAFETY
DIGNITY & RESPECT
CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

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