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Work where every moment matters.
Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.
Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals as well as a Level I trauma center. Hartford Hospital is on the cutting edge of technology & medical care and is home to the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. Housing the Northeast’s largest robotic surgery center, committed to becoming the best in the country for patient safety and is pursuing that goal by taking innovative action and creating a culture of safety at every level within the organization.
The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute brings together cardiac care specialists – increasing collaboration and care coordination – all under one roof. Our system of care includes a truly integrated team with the most talented, experienced, and compassionate caregivers and physicians, backed by the latest cutting-edge technology. Hartford Hospital is the first in New England to achieve Comprehensive Cardiac Center Accreditation by Joint Commission. Hartford Hospital is a level-one trauma center and academic medical center, with substantial opportunities for professional experience and exposure.
The award-winning Heart & Vascular Institute is a national leader in advancing cardiac care, offering heart disease prevention, treatment, surgery and research. Hartford Hospital was selected as one of the Top 50 hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award – 2021, 2022, as well as 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care and Coronary Intervention Awards for 2021, 2022.
Bliss 5 is a 42-bed inpatient Medical/Surgical unit, which is part of the Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Hartford Hospital. Nurses on Bliss 5 care of a diverse patient population, including patients who have underwent Vascular, Thoracic, Cardiothoracic, and Trauma surgery. Other patients cared for on Bliss 5 include patient’s pre and post cardiac catheterization, patients who are pre-operative open-heart surgery, congestive heart failure patients and other cardiac patients requiring monitoring. The pace is professionally challenging, stimulating and a supportive learning environment.
Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Patient Care Associate performs delegated functions as a member of a patient care team to provide a variety of services. These activities contribute to meeting the health care, safety and comfort needs of patients, and are performed in accordance with all existing regulatory and hospital standards, policies and procedures. Reports to Unit Manager.
CPR validation within 3 months of hire
Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English, and perform basic Mathematics
Ability to perform physical effort as specified by position physical requirements and occupational exposure form.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Completion or pursuit of education in a related health field (I.E. medical assistant program, EMT certification, nursing, etc.)
Specific experience as designated by work area may be required
Previous patient care experience, preferably in a hospital or acute-care setting
Demonstrated competencies in a related health field at Hartford Hospital
Specific certification as designated by work area may be required
Certification as a nursing assistant (CNA) or Patient Care Technician (PCT)
We take great care of careers.
With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.