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Patient Care Assistant

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Patient Care Assistant, Med Surg Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift (7a-7p). BLS upon hire.

Functions as a direct patient caregiver performing tasks to assist registered nurses. Performs hands-on care, assistance with ADL s and specified technical tasks for a group of patients under the supervision of the Team Leader.

The Medical Unit is a fast paced 46-bed unit that hosts a wide variety of patients. Our team mix includes RNs, LPNs and CNA/PCAs. A typical nurse assignment would include Patient Assessment, Medication Administration, Plan of Care, Blood Administration, Wound Care and Assisting Physicians with bedside procedures all while working with the complete team to provide comprehensive care to our patients.

Minimum Experience:Hospital experience preferred. Medical terminology a plus. Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to read with comprehension, write legibly, and perform basic arithmetic computation. Must have understanding and knowledge of patient care which may be appropriately delegated to nursing assistants.

Must successfully complete Covenant s orientation and Nursing Assistant in-house training program before being permitted to work with patients.

Licensure Requirement: Nursing Assistant certification from state of Tennessee preferred. CPR required.

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