Patient Care Assistant I, Float Pool, Per Diem/Days
MemorialCare Health System
Location: Laguna Hills, California
Internal Number: SAD003756
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Saddleback Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.
The Patient Care Assistant I is an unlicensed caregiver working under the direction of the Registered Nurse. This position is responsible for supporting Heart & Vascular patients to maintain smooth, effective communication between healthcare practitioners, departments, patients, and visitors. The Patient Care Assistant I position is accountable for the accurate, timely documentation in the patient medical record. This position ensures prompt, timely assistance which contributes to the patient’s progress towards discharge. This role is accountable for patient admission, transfer, discharge flow processes, and for providing the most basic of patient care, including data collection, personal hygiene, vital sign measurement and assistance with activities of daily living.