The Patient Care Assistant assists in patient care delivery, clerical functions & provides unit support through a variety of functions.Essential Functions:Provides basic nursing care needs to assigned patients & make visual observations reporting abnormalities in accordance w/ established nursing procedures & policies; documents patient observation & direct care information to patient's medical records
Take assignments accurately. Works as a team member w/ assigned RN & other healthcare workers to provide care
Visit each assigned patient at the beginning of the shift/assignment & report observations to R.N.
Make rounds on assigned patients at least every two hours, observing & reporting changes to the R.N.
Use the multidisciplinary plan of care as a guide for individualized patient care & teaching as directed by the R.N. Identifies discharge barriers & communicates to R.N.
Assist w/ or provide activities of daily living (ADL's) including baths, linen change of occupied & unoccupied bed, dressing, feeding, providing water, grooming & hygiene, AM & HS care, mouth/foley/peri-care
Collect simple specimens & record specimen collection
Reinforce pulmonary hygiene including use of incentive spirometer, sets up oxygen, & connects patient to pulse oximeter
Provide nourishments; monitor & set up NG feedings, G-tube feeding or J-tube feeding for the nurse to administer
Administers minor treatments & procedures such as, but not limited to, EKG test administration, non-medicated enemas (Harris flush, soap suds), non-sterile dressing changes; sitz baths, apply ostomy appliances to old, healed sites; perform oral suctioning; safely apply heat/cooling measures; perform surgical preps; complete pre-op checklist
Perform cast care; apply Buck's traction, CPM machine, sequential stocking
Perform blood glucose monitoring
Provide bed exercises, including range of motion & positioning, & assist patient in ambulating when necessary
For each patient, documents care provided, including but not limited to: Oral intake, all output, vital signs, weights & measurements in a concise, accurate, legible & timely manner in the medical record
Transports patients for transfer, discharge or other needs as directed
Provide post-mortem care
Maintains prescribed standards of cleanliness & organization for assigned work areas replenishing stock supplies as necessary
Remove faulty, non-functioning equipment from service, label, & report to the appropriate personnel
Order supplies & equipment as needed. Enters equipment repair requests in EMSR
Comply w/ patient safety practices/policies
Comply w/ nursing department policies regarding patient rights, restraints, safety belts, posey jackets/belts & side rails
Participates in providing appropriate emergency procedures as indicated.
Respond to codes & other life-threatening situations as appropriate or directed
Demonstrate understanding of assigned role in external/internal disasters
Participate in emergency drills & mock codes
Utilizes house-wide computer to input pending & actual discharges (w/in 10 minutes of patient departure)
Skills assessments & validations are utilized to ensure that employees providing patient care to specific age groups (i.e. infants, adolescents, elderly, etc.) are proficient identifying the special needs & behaviors associated w/ a particular patient population
Basic Qualifications:For Riverside and Fontana Positions:
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) with 1000 hours of recent (within last 3 years) acute clinical or skilled nursing facility experience (excluding training)
Current BLS card
For Fontana Positions: If unable to fill, Certified Nursing Assistant within 1 year of initial certification from a program with clinical training as a PCA Trainee
Notes:Schedule to include rotating weekends, holidays and floating within the established seniority section.
This is a temporary position for aproximately six (6) months.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.COMPANY: KAISERTITLE: Patient Care Assistant (TEMPORARY)LOCATION: Riverside, CaliforniaREQNUMBER: 903424External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.