Tower Health

  • Patient Care Assistant/Unit Secretary

    Job Locations US-PA-Phoenixville
    Requisition ID
    2018-22402
    Hospital
    Phoenixville Hospital
    Shift
    Night shift
    Department
    Rehab
    Category
    Nursing/Patient Care
    Hours per week
    40
    # of Openings
    1
    Position Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Work Schedule
    40 hours per week- Nights-2 (12s) and 2 (8s); every other weekend, everyother holiday
  • Overview

    Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

     

    With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

     

    Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

     

    At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives

    Responsibilities

     Patient Care Assistant/Unit Secretary for Phoenixville Hospital's Acute Rehabilitation Unit.

    Hours: 40 hours per week (2) 8 hr shifts per week and 2 12hr shifts per week

               Night shift

               Every other weekend; every other holiday

     

    - The Patient Care Assistant/UC functions according to policies and procedures of Phoenixville Hospital and the Division of Nursing.

    - Job responsibilities include clerical and other tasks supportive to care of patients of all ages, general unit activities and hospital as a whole.

    - Patient population may include infants, children, adolescents, adult and elderly. Self-initiative is needed for regularly completed tasks.

    - Assists in maintaining a safe working environment. Directions and supervision come from one or more registered nurses within the unit.

    - The PCA/UC is responsible to the Nursing Administrative Coordinator on the assigned shift and the Nurse Manager of the assigned area.

    Qualifications

     Education/Certification:

    -High school diploma or equivalent required

    -Maintain Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) Certification required

     

    Experience:

    -Minimum one year experience using medical terminology

    -Prior experience as a patient care assistant/nursing aide in a hospital or rehab setting preferred 

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    -CNA license, or completion of the first semester of a Nursing School program

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