Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: Full Time
Essential member of the health care team responsible for providing direct and indirect patient care. Maintain awareness of patient population needs and scheduling requirements, provide ongoing communication with nursing staff for assigned patients, and prioritize patient care in conjunction with other team members consistently. Assist the team in meeting patient and family goals. Supervision and direction is provided by the Registered Nurse.
All Patient Care Assistants (PCA) receive an additional $1.00/hour for their PA Certified Nursing Assistant certification.
High School Diploma or GED required.
3 months of patient care related experience preferred.
Certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant required.
Must be able to read and comprehend written and verbal instructions.
Must be able to communicate effectively with hospital personnel and patient population.
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with patients and team members.
Able to prioritize duties and work as a team member.
Able to stand constantly; walk frequently; sit occasionally.
Able to lift/carry 0-10 lbs frequently; 11-50 lbs occasionally.
Able to push /pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hand for simple/firm grasping.
*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.
If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
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