24 hours- Night shift position
Including weekends, with flexibility needed
The Transplant Unit is a twenty-one-bed special care unit
located on Blake 6. These beds are designated for acutely ill,
solid organ transplant patients. The patient population is
comprised of pre and post renal, pancreas, liver, cardiac and lung
transplant recipients. Additionally, patients may be admitted to
the Transplant Unit for treatment of acute allograft rejection,
opportunistic infections and soft tissue infections. Long term
allograft recipients who require other surgical procedures may also
be admitted to Blake 6. The patient population ranges in age from
15 to 70 years. The unit is HEPA filtered and pressurized
(positive) to help protect this immunocompromised population.
Under the direction of a registered nurse (RN), the Patient Care
Associate (PCA) assists the multi-disciplinary health care team in
clinical support functions to promote a safe, compassionate patient
care environment. PCA assists patients with daily living needs,
monitoring & reading vital signs, drawing blood, and obtaining
EKGs. Responds to patient requests in a timely manner, safeguarding
patient confidentiality, monitoring patient safety, and always
communicating in a respectful manner.
Current CNA certificate for Massachusetts and previous
experience, preferably in an acute care setting.
HS diploma or equivalent.
Effective customer service orientation and the ability to
interact with diverse groups of patients, staff and providers.
Demonstrated ability to solve basic patient and practice
problems using a combination of strong interpersonal and
communication skills, attention to detail and superior
Ability to lift and transport patients, using the appropriate
physical technique, in a safe manner for the patient and self.