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Patient Care Assistant (CNA) - Float

Hartford Healthcare Corporation Norwich Full-Time
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Work where every moment matters.
 
Every day, almost 20,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 

For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.

Job Summary


Under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), the PCT will assist in the delivery of care to patients and their family. The PCT fulfills these duties to contribute to the continuity and quality of care that fosters the best interest and well being of the patient and family.

Education:High school graduate or equivalent and appropriate licensure, certification or additional education required (see License and Certification). Experience: None.
License and Certification: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in State of Connecticut or, presently enrolled in a Registered Nurse preparatory program having completed one semester of a Medical/Surgical clinical rotation, or 50 clinical hours in an LPN program; or previous licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Ability to obtain and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) within 90 days.

 
PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS
Education:
Associates Degree.
Experience: Experience in an acute care facility or equivalent, phlebotomy experience, electrocardiogram recording, computer and clerical experience preferred.
License and Certification: Graduate of a Patient Care Technician (PCT) program.

 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use). Working knowledge of basic patient care procedures. Strong customer service orientation. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with patients, departments, employees, physicians and managers. Must be organized, flexible and a team player. Ability to work in a stressful environment. Ability to handle multiple priorities. Demonstrates initiative in all job related activities. Basic computer knowledge in order to enter/retrieve data.

 
PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
Requires the ability to recognize problem situations and refer them to the appropriate staff member. Work is performed in accordance with instructions and procedures, but incumbents must organize the work and set priorities. Requires the ability to exercise discretion and use good judgment to perform duties promptly and consistently with some direction. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

We take great care of careers.
 
With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

Skills required

Electronic Medical Record
Nursing
Nursing Care
Basic Life Support
Certified Nursing Assistant
Diseases And Disorders
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