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BHU Patient Care Assistant

Decatur, Texas
Job Type
19 May 2023
BHU PCA/Patient Care Assistant- $1,500 Bonus Nights
Job ID: 3416
Location: Decatur, TX
Employee Type: Full-Time
Dept: Behavioral Health IP Decatur
Shift: 7p-7a, Nights Vary

This position has up to $1,500 extra pay available upon new employment with WHS as a full-time, Behavioral Health IP PCA/Patient Care Assistant on Nights 7p-7a.

Requirements: 1) CPR Certified 2) Documented attendance in management of aggressive behavior training through WHS 3) Must successfully pass WHS work steps program 4) High School Diploma or GED.

New Hires will have 60 days to acquire the required CPR certification.

Summary: The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) provides direct patient care to both adult and geriatric psychiatric inpatient populations. The PCA will maintain an environment which promotes safety and facilitates the most positive outcome for each patient. In promoting a safe environment, the PCA will observe patients who are on special precautions, and document patient observations as the physician order dictates. In addition to observing and documenting patient observations the /PCA will communicate with the nursing staff when patient behaviors or medical status demand further assessment and possible intervention. The PCA will also perform environmental rounds, observing for unsafe patient conditions and will take appropriate action if noting unsafe conditions, hospital property in need of a work order, or contraband in patient rooms. Assisting with admissions, skin assessments, property searches, cataloging patient belongings, transferring patients, assisting with ADLs and hygiene care, taking vital signs, and assisting with discharges are some of the daily functions that the PCA will perform under the direction of the RN. The PCA will perform duties under the direction of the supervising RN and is expected to perform tasks as the needs of the unit and patients necessitate. This includes psychiatric emergency management. As the PCA will be in constant contact with patients and their families they will need to maintain a customer service friendly demeanor. This includes protecting patient privacy in accordance with unit and hospital policy as well as HIPAA regulations. Prefer experience in psychology, social work, behavioral science, or a related field. Prefer minimum of one year of experience in acute care psychiatric setting or a related field.

Reporting Relationships: Reports operationally to the Charge Nurse and Unit Manager. Administratively to the Unit Manager, Chief Nursing Officer, and Program Director.

OSHA Task Category One: There is an occasional risk of exposure to mucous membranes or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills or splashes during the performance on the job. Universal precautions must be observed, and protective devices worn by the employee when performing a task that is likely to cause exposure.

Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Why Wise Health System?
At Wise Health System, we provide care because it's personal for us - it's about our patients and their families, our community, and our employees. Our success will result in transformed and improved lives through better health. We are passionate about the care we provide because we care deeply about the people receiving it. Does this sound like you? If so, we want to talk!

About Us
Wise Health System was established in 1967 as an authority of the City of Decatur located in Wise County, Texas and created to serve the population of Wise County as our primary market. Today, Wise Health System has 2,000+ employees and 200+ physicians and spans across 8 different counties in North Texas (911/EMS covers 900 sq miles). WHS is comprised of: Decatur East Campus (99 Med/Surg beds), Decatur West Campus (51 IP Rehab/BHU beds), Wise Health Surgical Hospital of Argyle (12 beds), Wise Health Surgical Hospital of Parkway (24 beds), Wise Health Emergency Center/Urgent Care Argyle, 18 Wise Health Clinics, 40+ secondary market locations, 5 therapy/sports medicine/fitness facilities, and 7 nursing home facilities.

Wise Health System - East Campus
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
ACC Accredited Chest Pain Center
Primary Stroke Center
Level IV Trauma Center
Wise Health Surgical Hospital at Argyle
Total Hip and Total Knee Center of Excellence
Wise Health Surgical Hospital at Parkway
Spine Center of Excellence

The benefits listed below are available for Full-Time positions only.
Company paid life/AD&D insurance and long-term disability insurance
Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
Aflac: Accident and Critical Care w/ Cancer Protection Plans
Short term disability insurance
Retirement Plan with a percentage matching contribution
Generous PTO offering
Tuition Reimbursement of up to $5,250.00 per tax year
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  • Job Reference: 1010174451-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Wise Health System
  • Location: Decatur, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent