Meridian Health PATIENT CARE ASSOCIATE-4 SOUTH in Red Bank, New Jersey

PATIENT CARE ASSOCIATE [4 SOUTH]

How have you impacted someone’s life today? At Meridian Health our nursing teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of nursing services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career all within New Jersey’s premier healthcare system.

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A day in the life of a Patient Care Associate at Meridian includes:

Providing patient care, based on physical, psychosocial, education, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the guests/patients served in assigned service

Providing for effective and safe guest/patients outcomes through practice, judgment and critical actions

Ongoing communication with patients, nursing colleagues and other members of the health care team regarding patient's status and rendered care

Taking self-directed or self-motivated initiative to do more than is expected or required in the job, acting before being required to by events, improving job performance, and/or creating new opportunities

Participating in interdisciplinary collaboration of our patient's plan of care from admission to discharge to ensure safe transitioning and continuum of care

Participating in Unit/Department Performance Improvement [PI] activities

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent is required

  • Completion of PCA/CNA certification required, Meridian Nursing Assistant Program preferred

  • One year of PCA experience desired although willing to train

  • Experienced or certified in phlebotomy and checking EKG, vital signs and blood sugar preferred

  • Equivalent bedside nursing experience, such as home health aides

  • BLS/CPR certification is required

  • The ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing patient needs, a strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of our patients and their caregivers, an exceptional focus on teamwork, dedication to ongoing education and the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care and service based on a strong sense of patient focus are all required.

Job ID: 2016-18586

Process Level Name: RIVERVIEW MEDICAL CENTER

Shift: Night 12 Hours

Shift Hours: 7:00pm-7:30am