Ascension Health Patient Care Associate (PCA) Neuro/Ortho Care in Kalamazoo, Michigan

We Are Hiring

Patient Care Associate (PCA) Neuro/Ortho Care - Neurology Unit 2N - Full-Time Day 36 Hours Weekly - Borgess Medical Center - Kalamazoo, MI

0700-1930 every third weekend and 50% of the holidays and variable schedule

Why Join Ascension?

Based in Kalamazoo, Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and bariatric services, among others. We are one of the region’s largest health systems and employers and have been serving as part of Ascension since 1999.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Borgess Health-MI, you will have the opportunity to under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, may be assigned a variety of duties designed to assist with the direct care of the patient. This may include ordering and stocking unit supplies of all types needed for patient care and locating shared equipment within the hospital. Timely and efficient completion of these tasks is required for quality patient care. Interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate effectively and relate politely to patients, visitors and fellow staff members. Adhereto Borgess Medical Center mission, vision and values.

You will:

  • Must be able to successfully complete orientation/training programs for the position as evidenced by completion of competencies.

  • Must be able to work effectively as a team member in the delivery of care and promote collaboration and a positive work environment.

  • Must have computer skills to be able to enter and retrieve patient information.

  • Successful completion of CPI and be physically capable of implementing CPI techniques.

  • Performand assistwith therapeutic and procedures.

  • Observeand recordpertinent information, consults with and reports significant reactions and changes in patient condition to the appropriate Registered Nurse.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the patient's pain is reported to Licensed Nurse.

  • Inventory:Order, stock and locate various equipment and supplies needed for patient care.

  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):

  • BLS Providercredentialed from theAmerican Heart Association (AHA)obtained within3 Months (90 days)of hire date or job transfer date.

  • Certificationspecializing inCrisis Preventionobtained within3 Months (90 days)of hire date or job transfer date.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) required.

  • A minimum of six (6) months experience with direct patient care preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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