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Capital Health Patient Care Assistant in Pennington, New Jersey

  • Performs a variety of supportive and direct care functions, under the direction of an RN, enabling patient to perform daily hygienic, nutritional, ambulatory and other activities.

  • Performs safety and infection control techniques and functions in caring for the patient.

  • Uses correct techniques and follows standard precautions in applying patient restraints and in transferring patients.

  • Follows proper procedures and techniques to prevent falls and injuries.

  • Performs a variety of supportive and direct care functions (e.g. basic oxygen therapy, heat and cold applications, basic dressings, antiembolism and sequential pressure stockings).

  • Provides personal care (bathing, mouth care, AM/PM care, incontinence care) to patients.

  • Collects stool, urine and sputum specimens.

  • Provides for nutrition of patients (feeds, monitors tube feedings, calculates input and output, delivers nourishment, counts calories, weighs patients.)

  • Performs phlebotomy and stocks phlebotomy and IV trays for unit.

  • Performs EKG's and stocks and maintains supplies for the unit.

  • High school diploma or equivalency.

  • One year previous experience as a nurse aide in a health care setting OR less than one year experience and enrolled in an accredited school of nursing.

  • Certification as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) preferred. In lieu of CNA certification, successful completion of the Capital Health UAP Training program within 90 days of employment.

  • Frequent physical demands include: Sitting , Standing , Walking , Climbing (e.g., stairs or ladders) , Carry objects , Push/Pull , Twisting , Bending , Reaching forward , Reaching overhead , Squat/kneel/crawl , Wrist position deviation , Pinching/fine motor activities

Occasional physical demands include: Keyboard use/repetitive motion

Continuous physical demands include: Talk or Hear

Lifting Floor to Waist 80 lbs. Lifting Waist Level and Above 80 lbs.

Offers are contingent upon successful completion of our onboarding process and pre-employment physical. Furthermore, Capital Health is a mandatory Influenza and Covid-19 vaccination facility.

Capital Health will never ask candidates for social security numbers or date of birth during the application phase. If you are asked for this information online, you may be a target for identity theft.

Department: Surgical Care Inpatient

Shift: Day

External Company URL: http://www.capitalhealth.org/