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Patient Care Associate - 3 Pines Acute Care/Observation Unit

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Port Republic, NJ 08241
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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



REQ_NUM: 07-30582

Department: 3 Central

Hours Per Week 24

Holidays Required? Yes

Job Category: Nursing Support

Location: Mainland Hospital

Weekends Required? Yes

3 Pines is an acute care clinical decision unit which specializes in the care of general surgery patients pre-op and post-op and observation status patients. The types of surgeries we see most often on our unit are bowel surgeries including cholecystectomy and appendectomy, and amputations. We also treat and care for a variety of patients with wounds, so you will learn the medications and techniques for cleaning, measuring, and maintenance of wounds. Observation patient diagnoses include but are not limited to chest pain, syncope, and TIA. We pride ourselves in teamwork; we have been recognized by peers on other units as one of the most welcoming units in which to float. We have highly engaged staff and have a low turnover rate which speaks of the culture of teamwork on the unit. We have a close working relationship with our surgeons as well as other members of the interdisciplinary team such as the case manager. Because we care for observation status patients, we have a strong focus on length of stay and discharge planning. All of our RNs are NIH Stroke Scale certified as well as ACLS certified. We support each other in our career growth, acquiring certifications and advanced education. Our unit is also supported with a brilliant professional practice educator that assists with our learning and growth! We look forward to meeting you and cannot wait for you to be part of our team!


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

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.

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.

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

Specialty Certification Required
Emergency Room
Emergency Room
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)
(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.
Radiology (radiology admin)
Cath Lab (Caht lab, EP)
Oncology (1 South 1 Meadow)
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

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.

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.


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

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