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Penn Medicine Patient Care Associate - Neuro ICU at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Full Time Day Shift in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Patient Care Associate - Neuro ICU at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Full Time Day Shift

  • Job ID :91645

  • Job Category: CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)/ Nursing Assistant

  • Specialty Area: CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)/ Nursing Assista

  • Primary Shift: Day

  • Work Schedule: Full time, Day Shift

  • Penn Medicine Entity: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Location: Philadelphia, PA

  • Address: 59 N 39th St

  • Education Required: Per Position Description

  • Experience Required: Per Position Description

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description :

The Neuro ICU at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), a Level I Trauma Center, is looking for a Full Time, Patient Care Associate to join their team for the Day shift.

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.

Additional Information :

The staff of the Neuro Intensive and Progressive Care Unit primarily cares for critically ill patients with broad range of disease processes. The Neuro Intensive and Progressive Care Unit patient population includes trauma patients, neuro-medical, and neurosurgical patients.

Admission criteria are established and include, but are not limited to, patients who present with the following:

• Traumatic brain injuries

• Traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries

• Brain tumors

• Multisystem trauma

• Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke

• Seizures/Status epilepticus

• Neuromuscular disorders (e.g. myasthenia crisis, Guillain-Barre syndrome)

• Central nervous system infections (meningitis, encephalitis)

• Immune encephalitis

• Acute hydrocephalus

• Neurological complications of systemic illness (e.g. hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy from cardiac arrest)

• Post-operative state from Neurosurgical procedure

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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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.