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Care Attendant - System Nursing Resources

  • Job ID: 554818485
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Health Services
  • Department: 81593 PAG00 Sys Nur Res Ops Casual
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

UPMC System Nursing Resources group is currently seeking caring and compassionate Care Attendants to work on a casual basis within our central float pool. The casual/per-diem staff supports short term scheduling needs at various UPMC hospital facilities

As a large health system where many departments operate on a 24/7 basis, we have staffing needs for almost every day and every shift. Our opportunities are driven by the scheduling needs of our facilities which means you can often work where you want, when you want. Our Care Attendant opportunities offer:

  • Flexible work schedules that fit into your lifestyle needs.
  • Option to work anywhere from 8 to 40 hours per week based on the needs of our facilities.
  • Ability to gain experience from multiple hospitals throughout the UPMC system.
  • Highly competitive compensation ($16.80 weekday shifts & $17.80 weekend shifts).
  • Opportunity to gain highly desirable skills and exposure to specialties/equipment/electronic health records that build an impressive resume and career.

The Systemwide Nursing Resource Care Attendant floats throughout the inpatient facilities and Provides limited patient care, support, and observation 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. Must routinely perform the UPMC nursing core responsibilities for Care Attendants: observation, hygiene (bath and oral care), bed making, transfer assistance, and comfort measures. When not assigned to an observation of a patient, may perform other departmental duties contained within job description.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborative Practice: 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.
  • Professional Growth: 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.
  • Healthy Work Environment: 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.
  • Transformational Leadership: 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.
  • 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.
  • Exemplary Care: 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. Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.

 

Qualifications

  • 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.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
 

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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