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Patient Care Associate - Peds ( FT- Night)

HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MED CNTR Hackensack, New Jersey
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  • Requisition # 2023-133535
  • ShiftNight
  • StatusFull Time with Benefits

Overview

Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community.

Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

The Patient Care Associate provides direct patient care under the direction of the RN professional to all assigned patients and maintains a safe patient area. This role also supplies clerical support for this patient population. He/She assumes responsibility and accountability for patient care as a team member in order to achieve established outcomes.

Responsibilities

A day in the life of a Patient Care Associate at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Provides hygiene and comfort care to patients including bathing, toileting/diapering, feeding and bed making.
  • Takes vital signs under the direction of the RN and documents electronically according to Medical Center policy, reporting results to RN.
  • Performs and documents glucose finger stick/heel stick and collects other specimens including stool, urine and sputum when directed by the RN.
  • Observes and documents patient¿s intake and output.
  • Maintains BLS certification and initiates interventions in emergent situations.
  • Assists with patient transport to and from the unit/department.
  • Provides a safe patient environment by answering all call lights promptly, communicating with the RN immediately for any changes in patient condition.
  • Acts in the patient sitter role when needed.
  • Monitors inventory, orders supplies and equipment and procures all items as needed using established channels.
  • Performs A/D/T functions and patient charge entries.
  • Initiates, and maintains patient's medical record in accordance with established policies.
  • Identifies the needs of the patient population served and with the professional nurse modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e.: age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired).
  • Communicates with patients and primary caregivers at their level of understanding
  • Adheres to the standards in the Medical Center¿s Organizational Competencies and Code of Conduct.
  • Performs other appropriate duties of the department at the request of the Nurse Manager/Supervisor.
  • Department Specific Job Functions: Mother / Baby: Identifies mother/significant other and infant accurately.
  • Downloads Glucometer and TcB information in accordance with established policies.
  • Pediatric Units:Obtains and documents patient's weight, height/length, and head circumference as appropriate to patient population.

Qualifications

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent programs.

 

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant and/or nursing student enrolled in a BSN program who has successfully completed theoretical and clinical practical in fundamentals of nursing in nursing school.

 

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification. 

 

If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!     

Our Network

Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) is a Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Facility

As a courtesy to assist you in your job search, we would like to send your resume to other areas of our Hackensack Meridian Health network who may have current openings that fit your skills and experience.

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At Hackensack Meridian Health, we help our patients live better, healthier lives – and we help one another succeed. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how our team members support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we’re ready to transform health care and advance our mission to serve as a leader of positive change.

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