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Patient Care Associate - 1 Meadow Acute Care/Cardiac/Tele/Palliative Care

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Port Republic, NJ 08241
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    191012887
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Pomona, NJ

POSITION SHIFT: Days

POSITION STATUS: Part-Time

REQ_NUM: 07-30581

Department: 1 South

Hours Per Week 24

Holidays Required? Yes

Job Category: Nursing Support

Location: Mainland Hospital

Weekends Required? Yes


1 Meadow cares for acutely ill and post-operative patients, with a focus on caring for cardiac and comfort measure patients. We care for many types of patients that are admitted to the hospital. Some of the general surgery patients that we care for require smaller surgical procedures, such as: laparoscopic surgeries, incision and debridement, wound closures, etc. Theother types of patients we care for are admitted with urinary tract infections, pneumonia, uncontrolled blood sugars, wounds, etc.We have a concentration in caring for comfort measure patients. We provide a caring environment for our end of life patients and provide support to their families. Patient safety is our number one priority. We also stress the importance of patient and family communication and working with our interdisciplinary teammates to ensure a smooth hospital stay, as well as a timely discharge.Our team prides themselves on promoting a positive work environment and team work.Thank you for your interest in the 1 Meadow team. We look forward to meeting you!



POSITION SUMMARY

As an integral part of the patient care team, the Patient Care Associate performs direct and indirect patient care functions under the supervision of appropriately licensed personnel.



The Associate is responsible for assisting patients with personal care needs and participates in the plan of care. The Associate regularly communicates observations and data collection to the Clinical Associate. This position also collects test specimens as directed according to established procedures and documents patient care activities consistent with data collection and the test
performed.



The Associate may be required to perform Limited Laboratory Services to include: patient identification and preparation for specimen collection, processing samples for testing, performing required quality control testing and instrument maintenance and function checks, monitoring, recording and reporting tests results to clinicians to include critical values, and maintaining competency/certification of the aforementioned tasks and duties.



The Associate assists customers in a friendly, prompt, caring manner, always maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and respect. This position works as part of the care team to meet the needs of the customer and to support team objectives, assisting other team members when necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION: High School degree or equivalent required.
EXPERIENCE: Ability to speak and write English Language required. Bilingual preferred. BLS from the American Heart Association required within 30 days at time of hire or transfer. Knowledge of medical terminology required. Patient Care education or direct patient care experience required. Interpersonal skills required to effectively communicate with other team members. Candidates for this position must demonstrate the ability to be flexible, set priorities, solve problems and use good judgment in difficult situations. Proficiency in Clinical Applications preferred at time of hire; incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.



PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
Demonstrates the ability to perform the department specific competencies as listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.





Specialty Certification Required
Emergency Room
City
Emergency Room
Mainland
Hammonton Emergency Room
Trauma ICU
Critical Care (ICU) Mainland
Cardiovascular ICU(CVU)
Critical Care (ICU) City
Labor and Delivery
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit/Intermediate Care Unit
Mother/Baby Unit (OB)
Perinatology
Medical/Surgical
(2S, 3C, 4H, 5H, 7H, 4M)
Dialysis (renal, acute)
Psychiatry (1 West 1 Pines) PIP if not a screener Certified Prevention Intervention annual education is, required in PIP, Acute Partial and Inpatient psych units and is tracked by department leadership annually.
PIP if Screener (Psychiatric intervention program) Certified Prevention Intervention annual education is, required in PIP, Acute Partial and Inpatient Psych units and is tracked by department leadership annually.
Pediatrics
Radiology (radiology admin)
Cath Lab (Caht lab, EP)
Oncology (1 South 1 Meadow)
Endoscopy
Cardiac Diagnostic
Progressive Cardiac Care Unit
Telemetry (2 West/2Pines, 6 Harmony)
Radiation Oncology Infusion Services
Medical Oncology Infusion Services
Pre-Admission Testing (PAT)
Acute Partial/Child Adolescent Program Certified Prevention Intervention annual education is, required in PIP, Acute Partial and Inpatient Psych units and is tracked by department leadership annually
Bloodless Surgery



WORK ENVIRONMENT
Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, including exposure to infectious disease, blood-borne pathogens, hazardous substances, and potential injury.
Reaching, stooping, kneeling and crouching approximately 25% of a workday; visual and physical ability required to work at a computer terminal; standing and walking
approximately 50% of a workday; lifting approximately 50 to 100 pounds frequently with assistance occasionally; physical abilities required to push, pull or transport equipment and patients. Essential functions of this position are listed on the department specific Assessment and Evaluation Tool.



REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
This position reports to nursing unit leadership.
The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.





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Posted: 2022-09-07 Expires: 2022-10-09

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