Job Summary: The Patient Care Aide / Health Unit Assistant works under the direction of the RN/LPN. The responsibilities of the PCA / HUA include providing direct patient care and maintaining patient care standards. The PCA / HUA must exhibit the ability to work with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds; to organize, set priorities and manage multiple priorities, and to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. supports the assigned unit by facilitating communication with patients, staff, physicians, visitors and ancillary departments.
The PCA / HUA directs incoming calls and responds to patient calls, enters patient charges in the Medical Information System, maintains patient charts, unit files and secretarial supply levels and is responsible for maintaining a safe and orderly environment.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required:
Must have completed a certified nursing assistant training program (exception: PCAs or CV Aides hired prior to August 2007) or have previously worked as a patient care aide for at least 6 months or have completed the first quarter or semester of clinicals as a nursing student enrolled in an accredited college.
Require previous unit secretary experience. Completion of Huntsville Hospital's unit secretary course preferred.
****Madison Hospital is a tobacco-free campus****