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Early Career Transition Associate (ECTA) - PNC/UPMC Mercy Partner Up Program

Description

The Early Career Transition Associate (ECTA) is a role intended for the PNC Partner Up program!

 

The following positions are the three options to choose from:

 

Transporter: 
The Transporter performs safe and efficient transport of patients and items to and from nursing units and other departments in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Care Attendant:
Care Attendants are absolutely crucial part of the team, serving as a watchful set of eyes for the care team as well as a companion for the patient. Whether the patient is a fall risk, a flight risk, or simply in need of some extra attention, Care Attendants provide a steadfast presence in the room that communicates to the patient that they are safe and in good hands. Additionally, Care Attendants may assist on patient transfers, hygiene and personal care, and other comfort measures as needed.

 

Responsibilities:

Transporter:

  • Deliver supplies, equipment, and other materials to the patient units, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner.
  • Delivers supplies, equipment, medication and other materials to the patient units, and other designated areas in a safe, timely, and accurate manner.
  • Ensures that a handoff of medication occurs with the nurse.

Care Attendant:

  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Contributes to universal patient activities including, but not limited to, responding to telephones, assisting with meal trays, and accompanying patients during transport.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.
  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the direct supervisor.
  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills, and performance.
  • Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities, as needed.
  • Participates in self-review as requested by the direct supervisor.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.
  • Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Provides observation and direct patient care as directed by the RN including, but not limited to activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, and ambulating, as well as turning and repositioning patients.
  • Maintains an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including, but not limited to completing safety checks, keeping the patient room clean and organized, cleaning patient-specific equipment, changing bed linens, and emptying linen hampers.
  • Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to, performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the Care Attendant position, and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas.
  • Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers, and distributes patient mail as applicable if not directly with patient.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrates understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence, and impairment in the workplace.
  • Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation, and commitment to patients and colleagues.
  • Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.
  • Completes clerical functions as needed by department.
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understands policies and procedures for blood borne pathogen exposure.
  • Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information.
  • Responds within the scope of the Care Attendant role to emergent situations.
  • Provide one-on-one companionship/supervision with patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Transporter:
  • HS Diploma/GED or one year previous job experience required in lieu of HS Diploma/GED.  
  • Requires the ability to follow written and verbal instructions in order to successfully complete Transport duties and the ability to use Transport equipment.  
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored or may transport medications when they transport patients.  
  • Transportation of medication is limited from one department to another.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Care Attendant:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • If no previous patient care training, successful completion of UPMC care attendant (sitter) training program or Nursing Student that has completed one Clinical Rotation.
  • Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

 

 

 

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