Patient Care Assistant PCA Resource Team
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: January 10, 2022
Primary City/State:Gilbert, ArizonaDepartment Name:Med/Surg
Float-HospWork Shift:DayJob Category:Clinical CareSign on Bonus
$1500.00Great options and great opportunities. At Banner we are
tapestry of cultures, and experiences. A workforce that is honored
to serve, and support the community. If you're looking to leverage
your abilities - you belong at Banner Health.Affiliated with
world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, our
inpatient oncology at Banner Gateway has a 12-bed MOSU/ICU Oncology
Unit, accommodating patients with a medical status up to an acute
ICU status. As a nursing assistant in the MOSU/ICU Oncology Unit
you will help provide advanced cancer treatment for high acuity
patients with a focus on acute leukemia and stem cell
transplant.Weekend rotations are required in this role. Enjoy a
flat rate $1/hour weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift
differential when applicable.Experience innovative technology and
exceptional opportunities for growth and development at Banner
Health's state-of-the-art hospital Banner Gateway Medical Center.
With comprehensive electronic medical records, physician order
entry, digital radiography and proprietary advanced patient
monitoring, Banner Gateway provides you with the innovative
resources you need to provide your patients with the best care
possible. Our commitment to nursing excellence has enabled us to
achieve Magnet--- recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center. Located near Phoenix in Gilbert, Ariz., Banner Gateway
Medical Center offers 176 private rooms, eight operating suites, a
37-bed emergency department and shares a campus with the Banner MD
Anderson Cancer Center. Key specialties include oncology,
obstetrics, bariatric surgery, emergency and other services that
focus on meeting the changing needs of the dynamic and growing
community we serve. About Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Located
in Gilbert, Ariz. (the Phoenix Metro area) on the Banner Gateway
Campus, the center provides world-class care for oncology patients
- both inpatient and outpatient - and has also brought leading
oncology programs to the Banner Gateway campus including Stem Cell
Transplantation and comprehensive Head & Neck cancer care. Our
capabilities include five linear accelerator vaults, a
brachytherapy vault, an advanced diagnostic imaging suite with
PET/CT scan, more than 50 infusion bays, a cryopreservation lab and
much more. Our inpatient medical oncology unit also incorporates a
program that utilizes the electronic surveillance partnership in
caring for the patient, where remote nurses have the ability to
interact with patients via two way audio-video to assist the
bedside nurse with patient care.POSITION SUMMARY
This position provides routine patient care to promote patient
comfort and contribute to the overall patient plan of care. This
position is responsible for on-going patient data collection and
documentation in the medical records and provides a variety of unit
support functions which contribute to the overall efficient
operation of the nursing unit/department.
1. Provides assistance in activities of daily living and completes
necessary tasks to promote patient health, including assisting
patients with basic hygiene needs, maintaining an optimum level of
mobility and providing assistance with nutritional intake as
2. Collects patient specimens and data, including vital signs,
input/output and other delegated measurements in accordance with
unit/facility policy and standards of care. Documents objective
data and routine aspects of patient care. Assists in the
transportation of patient specimens.
3. Recognizes and reports abnormalities and/or changes in the
patient's health status and responses to treatment to a licensed
professional. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and
completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients
for which care is provided.
4. Performs procedures and uses equipment as delegated by a
licensed professional, consistent with demonstrated competencies
and according to state scope of practice; procedures may include
blood draws, foley catheters removal, EKGs, and EKG monitoring.
Provides necessary supplies, support and assistance to medical
staff and patients for unit specific procedures, under the direct
supervision of a licensed professional.
5. Performs receptionist/clerical duties to support overall
operating efficiency and effective flow of communication and
information throughout the department. Participates in the
resolution of customer problems or collects necessary data and
follows through to appropriate person for problem resolution.
6. Maintains a complete patient record with admission, transfer,
and discharge information, progress notes, and consent forms.
Ensures that all reports and chart forms are scanned or filed into
the patient's record. Ensures that charting forms are labeled and
accessible if they are needed. Maintains adequate supplies of
frequently used, patient education materials. Assists in the
ordering of patient specimens. May transcribe and process physician
orders effectively using the electronic medical record.
7. Maintains adequate levels of office, dietary, and medical
supplies and completes requisition forms when supplies need to be
ordered. Reconciles supply order upon delivery. Monitors and tracks
the use and whereabouts of electronic equipment such as patient ID
scanners and lap top computers. Ensures that all are accounted for
and in working order.
8. Based on area of assignment may assist with transporting
patients, including pre-operative and immediate post-operative
patients to critical care unit. Participates in OR room
9. This position works under supervision and has responsibility for
assigned unit only. Incumbents work in a fast-paced, sometimes
stressful environment with a strong focus on customer service.
Interacts with staff at all levels throughout the facility, as well
as patients, families and physicians
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.
Current BLS certification is required. Current Certified Nursing
Assistant (CNA) in state of practice is required for new hires and
transfers. In Tucson: Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in
state of practice is required for new hires. Existing Tucson
incumbents may not transfer out of their geographical market
without meeting the CNA requirement. Requires skills and abilities
typically attained with 1 year of medical clerical experience;
preferably in a hospital or physician office setting, or prior
experience in customer service. Must possess excellent
organizational skills, as well as effective human relations and
communication skills. Working knowledge of medical terminology and
computer literacy and keyboarding skills is required.
Must possess excellent organizational skills, as well as effective
human relations and communication skills. Working knowledge of
medical terminology and computer literacy and keyboarding skills is
Depending on department assignment, receive a minimum passing score
of 85% on ECG or EEG test with accurate identification of all
lethal cardiac dysrhythmias and epileptiform activity is required.
Successful completion of either a unit approved basic
electrocardiogram interpretation course or electroencephalographic
interpretation course, or on the job training is also
required.Employees working at BUMG, BUMCT, or BUMCS in a Behavioral
Health clinical setting that serves children must possess an
Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain
the card for the duration of their employment. Employees working
for Banner Home Care/Hospice or Boswell Skilled Nursing Facility
must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of
hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.
Employees working at Banner MD Anderson on the Banner University
Medical Center Phoenix campus must possess a State of Arizona
Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card at
the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their
employment. This is a requirement of the Whole Family Counseling
Program held at this specific facility.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
In Arizona the Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) licensure is
preferred. Recent healthcare experience preferred. Successful
completion of an approved unit secretary program is preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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