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Cardiac ICU Patient Care Assistant

UMC Health System


Location:
Lubbock, TX
Date:
09/22/2017
2017-09-222017-10-21
Job Code:
6058
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  • Customer Service
  • Healthcare
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Title: Cardiac ICU Patient Care Assistant
JobID: 6058
Description:
  • Non-licensed UMC Employee
    PCA
    Cardiovascular/Coronary Intensive Care unit (CV/CICU)
     
    Job Location:             Lubbock, TX
    Shift:                                       7p-7a
    Status:                                    Full Time
    Hours per Pay-period:           72 or 84 (12-Hour Shift Department) per two weeks
                                                    
                                                    Hours Vary Based Upon Status Hired For
    About UMC
    UMC, licensed for 450 beds, is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care.  UMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), to train tomorrow’s healthcare professional.  UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech which helps assist UMC’s mission and support Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!
    UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
    Vision Statement:To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
     
    Mission Statement:Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
     
    Standards of Excellence:Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect
    Description / Scope of Service
    The CV/CICU is a 24-bed Intensive Care inpatient unit that provides nursing care for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. The goal of this unit is to provide high quality care to patients requiring high acuity care. In the CV/CICU, the nursing care delivery model is Primary Care Nursing. The nurse-to-patient ratio is a goal of 2 patients per nurse and higher acuity patients require 1 nurse per patient. All Nursing Assistant’s, Nurse Tech’s, and PCA’s play a critical role in helping the nursing staff provide excellent care to our patients. Nursing care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days each week.
     
     
     
    Staff includes:
     
    • Nursing Department Director
    • Nursing Assistant Department Director
    • 2 Clinical Instructors
    • Registered Nurses
    • Nurse Technician
    • Nursing Assistants and/or Patient Care Assistants
    • Equipment Technician
    • Unit Assistant
     
    Admission criteria is determined by, but not limited to, the following guidelines appropriate for admission to the CVICU/CICU. This list is not all inclusive.
     
    1. Invasive hemodynamic monitoring
    2. Urgent temporary pacemaker insertion
    3. Urgent Cardioversion
    4. Balloon pump (IABP) / Left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
    5. Acute intubation / Mechanical ventilation
    6. Nurse interventions at least 1 to 2 hours
    7. Post-surgery / procedure requiring monitoring at least every 1 to 2 hours
    8. Pre and Post ACBP
    9. Pre and Post Vascular Surgery
    10. Pre and Post PTCA
    11. Pre and Post Cardiac Catheterization with intervention / Post Peripheral Intervention
    12. TAVR
    13. TEVR
    14. ECMO
    15. TANDEM Heart Assist device
    16. Hypothermia
    17. Watchman
     
    B. The following are examples of possible diagnoses appropriate for admission to the CVICU/CICU. This list is not all inclusive.
    1. Suspected or confirmed myocardial infarction
    2. Potential life-threatening dysrhythmias
    3. Pacemaker insertion or malfunction
    4. Unstable angina
    5. Elective Cardioversion
    6. Status post coronary angiogram or stent placement
    7. Patients who require continuous invasive arterial or pulmonary arterial pressure
        monitoring.
    8. Patient experiencing severe Congestive Heart Failure
    9. Patient experiencing cardiogenic shock to include Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) therapy
    10. The patient population covers patients over the age of 15
     
    ORIENTATION
    • UMC Hospital Orientation
    • UMC On-line Nurse Aide Orientation
    • Nurse Aide Orientation Competency Validation
     
    Individualized Unit Specific Orientation
    • Unit specific orientation is provided in addition to UMC’s Hospital Orientation.
    • During clinical orientation you will be paired with a non-licensed preceptor.  Our employees work as a team to obtain the best experience for the new employee
    • Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by the preceptor, new employee and the department’s Clinical Instructor
    • You will also have opportunities for professional growth and advancement
    • Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes
    • Committees are available at unit level as well as hospital wide
    • Self-scheduling is available to meet individual needs
    Qualifications
    • Each non-licensed job description may have additional hiring qualifications. 
    • One year of recent or previous nurse aide experience or experience equivalent to a nurse aide is required. Nurse Aide Certification is preferred.
    • Must demonstrate ability to obtain, accurate Input and Output (I&O) and report abnormal changes in patient status.
    • Perform tasks which involve specified services for patients delegated by a Licensed Nurse. Functions under direction of the Registered Nurse per clinical department.
    • Age specific knowledge is required when needed for appropriate patient care.
    • Has working knowledge of organizational and nursing policies when appropriate.
    • Requires adequate hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills.
    • Talking and hearing is essential for communication.
    • Visual acuity is required to work with patients for observation and assessment.
    • Current CPR certification from American Heart Association
    • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
    • Ability to perform work that requires walking, sitting, and standing most of the time while on duty. Lifting and moving patients with assistance is required. Safe Patient Handling equipment accessible with training and use
    • All employees must review, sign and utilize UMC’s Standards of Excellence.
     
    Benefits (Full-Time based upon 36- 40 hours per week / Part-time benefits based on Hours Worked)
    • Full-time benefit package inclusive of health and dental coverage
    • Competitive compensation based on experience
    • Eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours per week
    • Eligible for annual performance appraisal
    • Uniform payroll deduction available
    • Eligible for Non-nurse Education Assistance Program
    • Long Term Disability/Group Life Insurance/Group Dependent Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
    • Supplemental Insurance Programs
    • Healthcare and Dependent care spending accounts
    • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness (EI)
     
     
     
     
     
      
     
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Job Type: Full time
Category: Nursing
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