The Trauma Surgical ICU at Penn Presbyterian is looking for a full time Patient Care Associate to join their team!
The Patient Care Associate works with and under the direct supervision of a registered nurse with whom she/he is regularly teamed to deliver optimal patient care through the use of the nursing process. Will perform selected procedures or assist with treatments and procedures as skills checklist according to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center policy and procedure as delegated by the nurse. Collaborates with the RN to plan, implement and evaluate the plan of care. Documents observations and care rendered in an accurate and timely manner.
Minimum Requirements: The qualified candidate must have a High school diploma or equivalent. Previous hospital experience is required. Must have a CNA certification or be a nursing student who has successfully completed a clinical rotation in their nursing program.
Admission criteria for the Trauma Surgical ICU are established and include, but are not limited to, patients who present with the following:
• Shock: cardiogenic, hypovolemic, septic and occasionally hemorrhagic
• Post-op surgical patients: neurosurgery, general surgery, ENT, high risk orthopedics, urology and GYN, thoracic and abdominal surgery.
• Acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation
• Pulmonary hypertension patients requiring prostacyclin and nitric oxide treatment
• Patients with multi-system failure
• Patients requiring CRRT
• Multisystem Trauma
• ARDS, ALI, CHI and TBI
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.