Job Schedule: Full Time Standard Hours: 36 Job Shift: Shift 1 Shift Details:
Work where every moment matters. Every day, almost 25,000 Hartford HealthCare employees 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 in New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.
Our brand NEW Emergency Department-based Observation Unit at Hartford Hospital is a fast-paced, 20 bed unit devoted to the management of patients requiring observation status. Our team of Registered Nurses, Providers, Techs, administrative professionals and support staff is dedicated specifically to this unit, where we continue to provide safe, personalized, compassionate care to all our patients. This unit’s focus is on the provision of care to patients requiring a period of Observation before a medical decision can be made regarding patient admission vs. discharge. All rooms are equipped with new, state of the art technology to support even the most acute of patients.
Position Summary 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.
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 (eg. basic hygiene, toileting, nutrition, etc.); collecting data points (eg. vital signs, EKG's, phlebotomy, blood glucose monitoring, etc.); performing direct patient observation; reporting changes in patient condition to RN; and reinforcing patient education.
Required: High school graduate or equivalent Effective communication skills Demonstrated ability to read, write and speak English, and perform basic Mathematics CPR validation within 3 months of hire Physical effort as specified by Position Physical Requirements and Occupational Exposure form Specific certification as designated by work area may be required.
Preferred: Certification as nursing assistant (CNA) Matriculation in a nursing program Completion of education in a related health field (i.e. medical assistant program, EMT certification, etc.) Previous patient care experience; specific experience as designated by work area maybe required Demonstrated competencies in a related field at Hartford Hospital.
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.