Ascension Health Patient Care Associate PCA - Behavioral Adult in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Job ID: 262646

Patient Care Associate PCA - Behavioral Adult

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Regular

Additional Job Information

Title: PCA Behavioral Adult

City, State: Kalamazoo, MI

Location: Borgess Medical Center

Department: Psychiatric Nursing Unit 001

Additional Job Details: Full-Time Night, 40 Hours Weekly

About Us

Based in Kalamazoo, Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and bariatric services, among others. We are one of the region’s largest health systems and employers and have been serving as part of Ascension since 1999.

Job Description

Summary:

The PCA Behavioral Adult, under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, may be assigned a variety of duties designed to assist with the direct care of the patient. This may include ordering and stocking unit supplies of all types needed for patient care and locating shared equipment within the hospital. Timely and efficient completion of these tasks is required for quality patient care. Interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate effectively and relate politely to patients, visitors and fellow staff members. Adheres to Borgess Medical Center mission, vision and values.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to successfully complete orientation/training programs for the position as evidenced by completion of competencies.

  • Must be able to work effectively as a team member in the delivery of care and promote collaboration and a positive work environment.

  • Must have computer skills to be able to enter and retrieve patient information.

  • Performs and assists with therapeutic and procedures.

  • Observe and record pertinent information, consults with and reports significant reactions and changes in patient condition to the appropriate RN.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the patients pain is reported to Licensed Nurse.

  • Inventory: Order, stock and locate various equipment and supplies needed for patient care.

  • The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Qualifications

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):

  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

  • Certification specializing in Crisis Prevention obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

  • Finger Printing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

Education:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) required.

  • A minimum of six (6) months experience with direct patient care preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Psych experience preferred.

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining us, click here https://ascension.ttcportals.com/jobs/search/ to search for a job and complete an online application.

Current associates should apply through the Associate Portal at https://ascension.org/associate-landing

Then follow this navigation: myAscension > myLinks > Associate Links > HR > My Career> Job Opportunities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.