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Patient Care Associate/CNA (24 hours, Night) - Transplant Unit

Company: Massachusetts General Hospital
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Hours:

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 organizational skills.

Ability to lift and transport patients, using the appropriate physical technique, in a safe manner for the patient and self.

Keywords: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston , Patient Care Associate/CNA (24 hours, Night) - Transplant Unit, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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