Phelps County Regional Medical Center Certified Patient Care Assistant in Rolla, Missouri

Under the general supervision of the Acute Rehab/Transitional Care Facility Director, and a licensed nurse, the Patient Care Assistant (PCA) provides direct patient care to patients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Follows established hospital policy regarding patient safety measures such as infection prevention, safe patient handling and movement, notification of the licensed nurse when patient condition changes to insure that patient care is provided in an optimally safe environment.

  2. Provides basic patient care duties under the supervision of a licensed nurse such as, but not limited to: vital signs, glucometer checks, toileting, feeding, bathing, and activity measures, etc. All actions are performed within the guidelines established in hospital policy and procedure. These actions will support quality outcomes and patient safety.

  3. Works collaboratively with nursing staff to care for the basic needs of each patient and quickly respond to patient requests to insure patient safety and enhance the patient's experience.

  4. Documents accurately and efficiently all patient care activities realizing the importance of documentation in clinical decision making of other health care team members.

  5. Communicates pertinent patient information to appropriate team members in order to improve patient outcomes and quality care.

  6. Adapts to change in a positive and professional manner in an attempt to support the hospital mission, vision, and values. Follows all hospital policies in regards to appearance, behavior, and attendance.

Education

High school diploma or GED preferred.

Minimum Work Experience

One year experience preferred.

Certification/Licenses

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification preferred for Acute Rehab and required for Transitional Care Facility.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support

Mental/Physical Requirements

Considerable mental concentration required. Lifting up to 35 lbs., turning activities and nearly constant walking required. Standing, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching.

Working Conditions

Frequent exposure to infectious disease and hostile persons at times. Frequent exposure to communicable disease via blood and other body fluids. Minimal physical discomfort.