Indiana University Health

Acuity Adaptable/Progressive Care Unit Patient Care Assistant IU Health West Hospital

IU Health West Hospital

Job Location

IU Health West Hospital
1111 Ronald Reagan Parkway
Avon,IN46123

Department

West Expansion-Phasing

Date Posted

July 7, 2020

Schedule & Shift

  • Days
  • Full Time

Requisition Number

000268259
IU Health West is expanding and there are a variety of open positions available.

Are you ready for the most challenging and meaningful work of your life? Indiana University Health has a number of careers at IU Health West Hospital where you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the brightest minds in medicine.  Are you ready to join a team where your personal and profession growth is a top priority? At IU Health, you will learn and develop in meaningful ways, advancing healthcare for all!

Indiana University Health is Indiana's most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. We're looking for team members who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day.

Apply teamwork. Apply experience. Apply skill. Apply yourself. And together we can change everything.

Indiana University Health has more than 34,000 team members, including more than 3,600 physicians and 1,200 advanced practice providers. We are Indiana's most comprehensive healthcare system with hospitals and specialties ranked among the nation's best by  U.S. News & World Report. A unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine one of the nation's largest medical schools gives patients access to groundbreaking research and innovative treatments, and it offers team members access to the latest science and the very best training advancing healthcare for all.  IU Health is invested in the lives of Hoosiers, leading the transformation of healthcare to make Indiana one of the nation's healthiest states.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Qualifications for the Acuity Adaptable/Progressive Care Unit Patient Care Assistant Role

IU Health West’s Acuity Adaptable Unit is growing - and you can too!    The Acuity Adaptable (formerly Progressive Care Unit) is expanding and will have 32 private rooms for patients with a variety of diagnoses including cardiology, neurology, pulmonology, hematology/oncology and gastrointestinal with the goal being to minimize patient movement and create improved continuity of care.  This new construction, with open lines of sight and private rooms, was created by the care team and patients to allow for ease of work for clinicians and increased patient comfort. The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) works under the direction of the registered nurse (RN) as a non-licensed team member. As a non-licensed team member, the PCA provides care to designated patients and supports the patient care team. Job duties include provision of activities of daily living, mobility assistance, continuous observation including suicide prevention, and ensuring the patient's surroundings are clean and orderly.

Additional Information about this Role

  • Requires current Basic Life Support certification through the AHA or attainment at the completion of the IU Health PCA education program. Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies. Requires knowledge of care appropriate to the age and developmental level of the patients served. Requires up to date knowledge of procedures and standards related to patient care activities. Requires proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills. Requires constant mental awareness and the ability to withstand a high level of tension and stress. Requires ability to maintain concentration when subjected to frequent and varied interruptions and variable noise levels. Requires ability to exercise judgment and initiative in the resolution of problems encountered. Requires ability to set priorities and manage a high workload within a limited time for completion. Requires knowledge of procedures; equipment; software and standards related to patient care activities that non-licensed role performs (for example PCA/PCR/PCI). Requires knowledge of principles of infection control. Requires ability to perform physically demanding; repetitious movements. Requires ability to read and perform basic math. Requires ability to organize tasks and attend to details. Requires knowledge of principles of good personal hygiene and aseptic techniques to prevent infection of patients; self; and others.
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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.