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UPMC Care Attendant- Temporary Carlisle in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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Healthcare Heroes Needed ASAP!

Are you a nursing student who has been oriented to UPMC Pinnacle for clinical rotations? Are you wanting to help the community our hospital serves during the recent surge in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? Let’s talk. We need YOU!

UPMC Pinnacle, located in Central PA, is hiring multiple Temporary Care Attendants to help support our Resource Unit during this unprecedented time. Schedule flexibility is needed. 12 hour shifts may be required.

As a Temporary Care Attendant, you’ll provide observation to our patients to ensure their well-being. You’ll serve as a watchful set of eyes for the care team, as well as a companion for the patient. Whether the patient is a fall risk, a flight risk, or simply in need of some extra attention, you’ll provide a steadfast presence in the room that communicates to the patient that they are safe and in good hands. Additionally, you may assist on patient transfers, hygiene and personal care, and other comfort measures as needed.

Temporary assignments last up to 180 days but can lead to ongoing employment.

As a member of the Resource Pool, you’ll be eligible for a competitive rate of pay. Minimum starting rate is $13.10. Paid training will be provided as needed.

All positions will require successful completion of a criminal background check, any required clearances, and a pre-employment physical and drug screen as part of UPMC’s standard hiring process. If your academic institution has these documents on record, your onboarding may be expedited.

We’re all in this together – and we can’t do it without you!

Responsibilities:

  • Assures equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department. Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies. Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships. Contributes to universal patient activities including, but not limited to, responding to telephones, assisting with meal trays, and accompanying patients during transport.

  • Constructively receives feedback and direction. Identifies and communicates learning needs to the direct supervisor. Takes action to improve knowledge, skills, and performance. Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities, as needed. Participates in self-review as requested by the direct supervisor.

  • Suggests and supports changes within the department. Assumes responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges. Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.

  • Provides observation and direct patient care as directed by the RN including, but not limited to activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding, transporting, toileting, and ambulating, as well as turning and repositioning patients. Maintains an environment conducive to patient safety and recovery including, but not limited to completing safety checks, keeping the patient room clean and organized, cleaning patient-specific equipment, changing bed linens, and emptying linen hampers. Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to, performing messenger functions, ordering, charging/crediting supplies, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the Care Attendant position, and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas. Delivers patient nourishments, fills water pitchers, and distributes patient mail as applicable if not directly with patient.

  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. Demonstrates understanding of cultural diversity, horizontal violence, and impairment in the workplace. Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace. Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by demonstrating accountability for actions, enthusiasm, motivation, and commitment to patients and colleagues.

  • Provides feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status. Completes clerical functions as needed by department. Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions and understands policies and procedures for blood borne pathogen exposure. Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital-related information. Responds within the scope of the Care Attendant role to emergent situations. Provide one-on-one companionship/supervision with patients.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Nursing student currently enrolled in nursing school

  • Nursing students who have completed clinical orientation to UPMC Carlisle strongly preferred

  • Knowledge of body mechanics and transfer techniques.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

  • 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 33 with renewal

  • Act 34 with renewal

  • Act 73 FBI clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran REQNUMBER: 200002M8

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