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NURSING 8B M-S - Req #80603
Job Title: Patient Care Associate
As an integral part of the clinical care team, the Patient Care Associate is responsible for patient care and support activities promoting patient focused care within the Specialty Service. The PCA supports the registered nurse in patient care activities, such as: assisting patient with activities of daily living., collecting specimens and performing procedures; maintaining a safe, clean environment; and other duties as needed.
- Performs clinical procedures, such as specimen collection, venipuncture, EKG, application of compression devices, post-mortem care, and maintenance of skin integrity. Sets up for selected
- Perform and records patient's vital signs, such as blood pressure, pluse, temperature and respiration. Documents intake and output and other data as required.
- Assists patient with activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing and/or toileting. Orients patients to clinical environment. Assists patient with ambulation and all levels of mobilization.
- Performs one-to-one observation or close observation status of patients, e.g. safety, elopement risk or suicide prevention.
- Performs scheduled rounding on patients with emphasis on caring for toileting needs, comfort, and positioning and pain awareness. Documents on rounding log. Notifies RN if rounding has not been completed.
- High School Diploma (graduate or equivalent) required.
- Certificate of completion of a medical assistant/patient care assistant with skills in venipuncture and EKG required.
- BLS Certification from American Heart Association required
- 3 to 9 months of healthcare experience preferred
- Ability to set priorities, problem solve, use proper judgement in difficult situation and be flexible.
- Physical stamina and manual dexterity to perform a variety of tasks and skills in the area of assignment.
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health
System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common
devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the
city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you
join us, you become a
part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.