UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg - Nursing Assistant - Multiple Units
Posted on: July 21, 2021
Harrisburg is currently hiring both full-time,
casual (per diem) nursing support staff with opportunities for
a variety of shifts and days. With an excellent benefits package, multiple
shifts available, and competitive wages, we invite you to explore
this opportunity with us today!
Nursing Assistants (NAs) and
Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) are vital partners in the patient
care provided at UPMC. They work on patient care units and perform
a variety of important basic and advanced skills. They work closely
and continuously with patients, partnering with nurses and other
professionals, to make a big difference in how patients recover and
experience their hospital stay.
Please note: Applicants who are
hired will be provided, and required to successfully complete a
training course. This course is held over 4 consecutive weekdays during daylight
- Assisting patients with
activities of daily living including assisting with bathing,
dressing and other hygiene needs
- The Nursing Assistant
provides routine patient care and support services in accordance
with established policies and procedures, and may be directed by
the nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of
quality patient care is maintained at all times.
- Interacting and attending to
patients and their families on a regular basis, to ensure patient
- Working hand in and hand with
the nursing staff to report any changes in the patients well-being
or changes in their conditions
- Working directly with
patients to re-position and assist them in and out of beds, bedside
chairs, and wheelchairs, as well as on and off patient carriers
(with assistance as needed).
- Performing basic clinical
skills such as weighing patients, taking blood
pressures/pulses/respirations, collecting and measuring
- Helping patients to walk with
canes, walkers, and crutches.
- Transporting patients, by
pushing them in wheelchairs or on carts, to and from tests and
- Depending upon the role, a
Nursing Assistant may also perform several advanced skills such as
drawing blood, performing EKGs (heart monitor tracings), changing
simple wound dressings, removing bladder catheters, and removing IV
catheters from veins.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
If no previous hospital or pre-hospital training, successful
completion of UPMC patient care technician class OR successful
completion of first year of clinical work in a nursing
- Successful completion of basic
information system training.
- Microcomputer experience
- Ability to effectively communicate
both orally and in writing.
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
or Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program
- Access to medications is limited to
the distribution of the medication to the nurse.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic
and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
- Basic Life
Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Act 31 Child
Abuse Reporting with renewal
- Act 33 with
- Act 34 with
- Act 73 FBI
Clearance with renewal
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity
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