The Christ Hospital Health Network Patient Care Assistant - Oncology in CINCINNATI, Ohio

Title: Patient Care Assistant

Shift: Days, Part Time

This position will be scheduled approximately 16 hours per week and will be located in the Oncology at The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN) located at 2139 Auburn Ave. Cincinnati Ohio 45219.

Unit Description: Inpatient Oncology Services is a 30-bed unit. Patients may be admitted to the unit at any time during the journey through the cancer continuum, from initial diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, management of complications and terminal care. On the oncology unit, the care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of registered nurses, patient care assistants, physicians, case managers, health unit coordinators, a clinical nurse specialist, an educator, chaplains, nutritionists, social workers, physical therapists and occupational therapists. The team is strongly committed to providing the highest possible quality of care to cancer patients, and to the continual development of the entire staff.

Job Overview: The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) performs duties to enhance patient experience while maintaining patient comfort and a safe patient environment. All care is provided based on the concepts inherent in the model of care for TCHHN which promotes an on-going partnership between patients and families and the team of healthcare providers. The care is culturally based and age-specific. All direct patient care is under the supervision of and is delegated by the Registered Nurse according to the guidelines as set out by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

The Patient Care Assistant may perform the following duties:

  • Provide comfort and personal hygiene for patients, documenting according to policy.

  • Orient patients & family to the hospital environment & services provided; facilitate communication throughout the entire hospitalization.

  • Provide and promote individual patient and unit safety

  • Perform aspects of clinical care as assigned and instructed by the RN per Ohio Board of Nursing guidelines for delegation.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills such as the ability to motivate, educate and mentor peers while effectively providing care for patients and family members.

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, ability and skill to provide age and culturally specific patient care and education.

Education: High School graduate or GED.

40 hours of Acute Med-Surg training; Specialty Training, and Hospital Specific Training One of the following criteria must be documented:

  • Prior to patient contact, successful completion and passing test score of a state sponsored Medicaid Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program. Must have upon hire or must receive a passing test score within 2 months of course completion.

  • A nursing student who has successfully completed one medical-surgical rotation oranother acute care experience.

  • Prior training or experience as evaluated by manager, staff development educator and Human resources.

Certification in AHA Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers State Nurse Aide Registry (see above)

Experience:Hospital PCA experience preferred.