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Patient Care Assistant - Emergency Room

Requisition ID:

20158317

Business Unit:

MidState Medical Center

Location:

Meriden, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 24
Job Shift: Shift 3
Shift Details: Nights (7:15pm-7:15a) Every third weekend and every third holiday

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.

Serving our community since 1998, MidState Medical Center is a vibrant and progressive organization with a genuine concern for our patients, community, and employee’s alike. We’ve earned top honors for quality stroke care, gold level recognition for organ donation, and employing leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation, providing the highest quality level of care.

The Emergency Department at MidState Medical Center is a 54 bed unit (including a Fast Track area) that cares for patients across the spectrum of age, health, education, etc. The staff includes Registered Nurses, Patient Care Associates, Unit Secretaries, Physicians, Mid-Level Practitioners, support staff, Public Safety Officers, and in-department radiology. The Emergency Department is equipped with all tools needed to safely care for any patient from central station cardiac monitoring to ultrasound equipment, to a specialized treatment space for patients needing behavioral health interventions, to our EHR (Epic ASAP). We are also a primary stroke center. We continue to grow and modify our department to create an environment of inclusiveness where all of our staff can work together to make sure we have a safe environment for our staff & patients, working the most efficiently, and providing the highest level of satisfaction for our staff & patients.

Job Summary

Provides safe and appropriate basic patient care, as delegated by a Registered Nurse, in order to assist patients in achieving established outcomes by: performing comfort measures; assisting patients with activities of daily living (e.g. basic hygiene, toileting, nutrition, etc.); collecting data points (e.g. vital signs, EKG's, phlebotomy, blood glucose monitoring, etc.) entering all lab request information into the database system; providing RN with information utilized in assessment; performing direct patient observation; reporting changes in patient condition to RN; reinforcing patient education; and performing wound dressings as needed.

Qualifications

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • EMT, PCT or CNA certificate preferred.
  • Current Nursing Students are encouraged to apply.
  • Previous Emergency Medicine experience preferred.
  • Previous EKG and Phlebotomy experience required.
  • CPR validation within three months of hire.
  • Candidate must possess effective communication skills, both written and verbal.

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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.

 
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