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Patient Care Associate - Surgical Services

Location: Atlantic City, NJ  |  Position Status: Full Time  |  Position Shift: Varies
As an integral part of the patient care team, the Patient Care Associate – Surgical Services performs direct and indirect patient care functions under the supervision of appropriately licensed personnel.

The associate is responsible for assisting patients with personal care needs and participates in the plan of care. The associate regularly communicates observations and data collection to the clinical associate. This position also collects test specimens as directed according to established procedures and documents patient care activities consistent with data collection and the test performed.

The associate may be required to perform limited laboratory services, to include patient identification and preparation for specimen collection; processing samples for testing; performing required quality control testing and instrument maintenance and function checks; monitoring, recording and reporting tests results to clinicians, to include critical values; and maintaining competency/certification of the aforementioned tasks and duties.

The associate assists customers in a friendly, prompt and caring manner, always maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and respect. This position works as part of the care team to meet the needs of the customer and to support team objectives, assisting other team members when necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent. Ability to read, speak and write in English fluently. Bilingual preferred.
  • EXPERIENCE: Current BLS HCP from the American Heart Association and six to nine months of patient care experience or formal education from an accredited school required. Knowledge of medical terminology. Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and collaborate with other team members. Ability to be flexible, set priorities, solve problems and use proper judgment in difficult situations. Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
Demonstrates the ability to perform the department-specific competencies as listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Nashid Howard
Nashid Howard
Talent Acquisition Partner
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