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314302 Patient Care Associate

Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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.The MICU at PPMC is a 16-bed unit located on the 2nd floor of the Myrin Building. The unit focuses on performance improvement and evidenced based practice to provide the best possible care. MDs, RNs, unit secretaries, and ancillary staff work collaboratively to care for a wide variety of patient populations. Interdisciplinary rounds are performed twice daily. The complexity of these patients requires a patient ratio of 1:1 or 1:2.The MICU population may at any given time consist of a diverse range of morbidities including, medical patients diagnosed with respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation, multi-system organ failure/ sepsis, renal failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, pulmonary hypertension, and liver failure. Interventions, depending upon the disease process, may require continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), hemodynamic drips, and inhaled prostacycline. Nurses operate in collaboration with other staff as well as autonomously when as appropriate, evidenced by nurse driven insulin protocol for DKA patients.

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.

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Posted: 2021-07-17 Expires: 2021-08-16

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314302 Patient Care Associate

Penn Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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