Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Full Time
Hours: 7:00p - 7:00a
Penn State Health is seeking a compassionate patient-focused Patient Care Assistant (PCA) to join our collaborative team of professionals!
The PCA is an essential member of the health care team responsible for providing direct and indirect patient care. The PCA maintains an awareness of their patient population needs and scheduling requirements, provide ongoing communication with nursing staff for assigned patients, and prioritize patient care in conjunction with other team members consistently. Our PCA’s play a crucial part in assisting the team in meeting patient and family goals. Supervision and direction is provided by the Registered Nurse.
High school diploma or GED
Current PA certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Basic computer skills (Windows preferred)
Must be able to read and comprehend written and verbal instructions.
Must be able to communicate effectively with hospital personnel and patient population.
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with patients and team members.
Able to prioritize duties and work as a team member.
Able to stand constantly; walk frequently; sit occasionally.
Able to lift/carry 0-10 lbs frequently; 11-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to push /pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hand for simple/firm grasping.
*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.
Three months of patient-care related experience
In addition to a rewarding career, we also offer great BENEFITS including but not limited to:
Paid Time Off and Personal Time
Medical Benefits (No waiting period)
Dental and Vision Benefits
Penn State University Tuition Assistance (Full-Time Employees)
Elder Care/Child Care Resources
ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH:
Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. It also includes Penn State Health Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Reading, PA, Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center in Camp Hill, PA, and Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.
WHY PENN STATE HEALTH?
Penn State Health offers exceptional opportunities to learn and grow, exposure to a wide patient population and the ability to provide individualized, innovative, and specialized care to patients in the community.
WHY CENTRAL PA?
We are proud to offer a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are within easy driving distance from the Lancaster Fulton Theater and Amish country, York Little Theater, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living and is also within a day trip distance of some of the country’s most famous cities - New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
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