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Albany Medical Center Patient Care Associate Elective Orthopedics B3W in Albany, New York

Department/Unit:

Elective Orthopedics - B3W

Work Shift:

Evening (United States of America)

The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) will work under the direction of the Registered Nurse. During the assigned work period, PCAs will collect patient data, complete personal care of the patient, perform point of care testing such as whole blood glucose, turn & position and/or mobilize patients, and assist with caring for the needs of assigned patients with a focus on progress toward discharge, including during transitions within the acute care stay. The PCA is trained to perform technical procedures such as blood draw and electrocardiography. The Patient Care Assistant promotes the availability of resources for patient care through collaboration with Materiel’s Coordinators for use, stocking, and storage of supplies.

The Patient Care Assistant participates in the creation and maintenance of a clean, orderly, and safe environment of care. PCAs may also be asked to provide the service of activity companion for patients requiring 11 observation.

The Patient Care Assistant is responsible for assisting in the delivery of patient care provided by the caregiving team. S/he assures that competent, compassionate patient care is uniformly provided to customers.

Collects pertinent data and information relative to the patient’s health or situation, including vital signs, height and weight, and food and fluid intake and output.Reports abnormal findings to the RN and patient care team.Participates in care planning and the nursing report process.Incorporates patient/family rights to participate in decision making about their careUtilizes standardized techniques for keeping patients and families informed.Provides personal care to patients including bathing, oral care, and skin careAssists the patient with eating and hydration, grooming, dressing, and toileting.Incorporates safe patient handling into basic restorative care such as ambulation, range of motion and use of assistive and prosthetic devices.Employs strategies to promote a clean, orderly, and safe environment.Demonstrates standard and transmission, based precautions and infection control techniques.Provides details related to patient progress toward the achievement of goals and outcomes to the RN.Documents all care in the patient record.

Thank you for your interest in Albany Med!

Please be aware for the safety and security of our colleagues and patients all new employees are required to successfully complete all applicable federal, State and institutionally mandated pre-employment screening requirements including:

  • Relevant Background Check(s)

  • Drug Screen

  • PPD / Tuberculosis Test

  • Reference Check

  • Applicable vaccinations

Albany Med is an equal opportunity employer.

This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Med, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:

Access to information is based on a “need to know” and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

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