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Patient Care Assistant Entry (similar to Certified Nursing Assistant/CNA)-Kansas City Area Inpatien

Company: The University of Kansas Hospital
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title

Patient Care Assistant Entry (similar to Certified Nursing Assistant/CNA)- Kansas City Area Inpatient Units

Days - Full Time, Nights - Full Time

Bell Hospital

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Position Summary / Career Interest:

The Patient Care Assistant Entry is enrolled in the Health Care Gold Standard Acute training program with the Health System, and receives training in providing basic nursing skills, staff & patient safety, and infection prevention and control. This position learns how to document all tasks performed electronically or as directed. The Patient Care Assistant Entry is trained to notify the RN of changes in patient condition, patient reports of pain, any other patient needs, concerns or issues.

At the end of the Health Care Gold Standard Acute training program, the Patient Care Assistant Entry is required to pass a knowledge assessment and skills and techniques validation.

Who can apply for the Patient Care Assistant Entry role?

The Patient Care Assistant intern is a role for any individual who is looking to gain hands-on direct

patient care experience and doesn't have a Certified Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant license.

Why apply?

You should apply for the role if you are looking to make a positive impact on the lives of patients, while learning from nurses and professionals to become a key player in the treatment and care that a patient will receive while staying at our health system.

The training you can expect to receive in the PCA Entry program:

3 weeks of orientation

* Week 1: Hospital orientation

* Week 2: 36-hour week of training

* Week 3: Clinicals/skills lab week

3 months of on-unit training

After completing the 3 weeks of orientation and passing the PCA test, you will then be moved to your assigned unit.

* Day shift: 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

* Night shift: 7 p.m.-7:30 a.m.

After you have successfully completed the 3 weeks of orientation and 3 months of on-unit training, you will then be able to work as a regular Patient Care Assistant!


* Receives training in providing basic nursing skills, such as taking vital signs and pulse oximetry; fingerstick blood glucose, ADLs, recording intake and output, collecting urine, stool, sputum specimens, apply/remove compression hose, SCDs etc., emptying drains, urinary catheters, NG tubes, and ostomies.

* Receives training in how to document all tasks, I&O, percentage of meals eaten, etc., in O2.

* Learns the importance of maintaining a neat, clutter free and clean patient room and work environment.

* Receives training in maintaining a safe patient environment that includes High Fall Risk interventions as appropriate for high fall risk patients. This includes but is not limited to hourly rounds, promptly answering call lights in person promptly for all patients on the unit, and how to reinforce patient/family education regarding fall and safety precautions.

* Receives instruction in proper hand hygiene, standard precautions, and isolation principles.

* Learns the importance of promptly notifying the RN of patient changes in vital signs from baseline or expected result, in mental status or condition, any breakdown in skin integrity or redness of skin, patient reports of pain, other patient needs, concerns or issues.

* Receives training in care for the patient in restraints, including ROM and fluids/toileting, and reorienting confused patients.

* *Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

* *Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.



* High School Diploma or Equivalent


* Completion of the Gold Standard Program within 3 weeks of hire.

* Completion of the Knowledge Assessment and Skills & Technique Validation after completion of Gold Standard Program

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We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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