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Patient Care Assistant - Critical Care, H2 - 24 hrs per week, 7a - 7:30p

Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Part time


12 Hour Day Shift


Great opportunity for a Patient Care Assistant, PCA professional to work in an organization that focuses on treating the whole person, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Be Remarkable!

Mercy Health Saint Mary's Hauenstein 2, Critical Care unit is an acuity adaptable/progressive step-down unit. PCAs on this floor work with the intermediate patients. Patient population consists of adults - PCAs get to see every piece of equipment, disease, diagnosis, etc. PCAs would not be doing as many vitals on this floor but more feeding, ambulating, bathing, lifting, transferring, documenting. Patients are hooked up to a lot of lines, tubes, drains, etc., that you have to work around. PCAs are responsible for progressing the patient plan - lots of encouraging to the patients so that when they discharge you have helped them avoid going into a nursing home. Encouraging them to get out of bed/ambulate, to eat, to bathe, etc.

Position Summary:

Patient Care Assistant, PCA works in a collaborative environment to deliver excellent patient care under the direction of a RN. A Patient Care Assistant, PCA is expected to assist the patient in maintaining good hygiene, activities of daily living and to support quality of patient care.

What Patient Care Assistant, PCA will do:

  • Respond to patient call lights for assistance or by rounding
  • Obtaining vital signs from patient
  • Provide or assist patients with personal hygiene including showers, oral hygiene and dressing/undressing
  • Transports patients as needed for procedures, transfers or discharge
  • Maintains a clean and uncluttered environment in patient rooms

What Patient Care Assistant, PCA will need:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • One of the following: Nurses Aide Certificate (CNA), RN student currently enrolled and has completed two full clinical rotations and/or six months experience as a Patient Care Assistant or Nurse Technician in an acute care setting
  • BCLS certification
  • Well developed communication skills, both written and oral
  • Able to communicate effectively with individuals and groups representing divers perspectives
  • Articulates and demonstrates commitment to the philosophy, values, mission and vision of the organization


  • Magnet designated facility with active shared decision making councils. We continuously strive to improve outcomes and provide exceptional experiences for our patients, staff, and community
  • Comprehensive benefit packages available including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 403B and education assistance
  • We serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.
  • We live and breathe our guiding behaviors: we support each other in serving, we communicate openly, honestly, respectfully, and directly, we are fully present, we are all accountable, we trust and assume goodness in intentions, and we are continuous learners.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Corporation, Grand Rapids , Patient Care Assistant - Critical Care, H2 - 24 hrs per week, 7a - 7:30p, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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