We are seeking dynamic Patient Care Assistants to join our Emergency Department at Riverside Regional Medical Center!
Works under the supervision of Registered Nurse, Nurse Manager/Director in personal care of the patients and their environment (including those needing special precautions) and performs specified functions in tasks where there is validated competency including: simple wound care (i.e. cleaning of abrasions/laceration), EKGs, peripheral INT removal, basic phlebotomy, and extremity splinting. Emergency Department personnel will provide education and validate team member has met required competency to perform skills specific to job description. In addition, this position must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served in assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and provide the care needed as described according to the departmental policy and procedure. Promotes and maintains safe work environment for staff as well as our customers, incorporating national patient safety initiatives.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma preferred.
LICENSURE: Required to be (1) licensed or eligible by the State of Virginia as a C.N.A., or (2) EMT-B, or (3) have completed a Medical Assistant program/certification, or (4) currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program with 80 hours completed, or (5) must have completed training in phlebotomy and splinting.
EXPERIENCE: Previous health care experience preferred