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UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg - Nursing Assistant - Multiple Units

Company: UPMC
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

Description

UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg is currently hiring both full-time, part-time and 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 hours.


Responsibilities:

  • 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 satisfaction 
  • 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 specimen
  • Helping patients to walk with canes, walkers, and crutches. 
  • Transporting patients, by pushing them in wheelchairs or on carts, to and from tests and other units. 
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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 program.
  • Successful completion of basic information system training. 
  • Microcomputer experience preferred.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic or currently enrolled in an EMT or Paramedic program preferred.
  • 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 renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal


UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC, Harrisburg , UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg - Nursing Assistant - Multiple Units, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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