PATIENT CARE ASSOCIATE (PCA 1) / 36 HOURS / NIGHTS / THORACIC INTERMEDIATE SURGICAL - 11ABD
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Boston, Massachusetts

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Excellent Care to Patients and Families • The Best Staff• In the Safest Environment

Nursing at Brigham and Women's Hospital is known for theirexcellent clinical practice and for keeping patients and their families at thecenter of all they do. We understand that great care is shaped by relationshipswith patients and their families. That's why we're committed to knowing our patientson a deeper level - not just as patients, but as individuals - to ensure thatthey, and their families, feel known and cared for.

At BWH, we proudly work together with a spirit of inquiryand a deep commitment to providing the highest quality, evidence-informed andtheory-guided care in an inclusive environment. We work each day toachieve our vision - to provide excellent care to patients andfamilies, with the best staff, in the safest environment.

Just as wehave been able to reinvent health care, we have also transformed health carecareers. Whether measured in terms of lives saved, awards earned, or thepersonal satisfaction of stretching your talents - a career with BWH is unlikeany other in the health care field. Here you'll find a workplace wherecollaboration and teamwork are the norm, not the exception - physicians,nurses, technicians, staff and management form a close-knit bond, based onmutual respect and devotion to our patients. If you want an enormouslyfulfilling career, there's no better place to be.

The PCA will beresponsible for:

  • Supporting the RN with clinical tasks,including, but not limited to glucometry, EKGs, and vital signs.
  • Responding to the needs of patients and familymembers and takes a proactive role in the efficient operation of the unit.


Qualifications
To qualify you must have:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Certification as a nursing assistant requiredupon hire, unless incumbent is a nursing student who has completed her/hisfundamentals of nursing with a clinical component (clinical rotation orsimulation lab). For nursing students hired as PCAs, strongly prefer nursingstudents enrolled in BSN programs or direct-entry Masters' programs. If the state of MA is not offering CNA exams at the time of hiredocumentation of successful completion of full CNA course work willsuffice.

  • Bi-lingual skills preferred.
  • Prior experience in a clinical settingpreferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • May not currently hold a valid nursing license.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or CPR certification bythe American Heart Association (AHA) or the Red Cross required upon hire.


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