Patient Care Assistant, Per Diem University of California San Francisco University of California San Francisco 462 reviews

The Patient Care Assistant (PCA) receives daily assignments and functions under the supervision of the Registered Nurse to carry out direct patient care responsibilities. All patient care team members act to meet patient needs and learn new skills to achieve quality patient care and customer service. Team members promote a cooperative working relationship with each other, other staff, and the public by facilitating and enhancing communication, displaying honesty and respect, displaying sensitivity to age specific needs and cultural differences, and expressing and accepting feedback in a professional manner.

Department Description

The Perianesthesia Care Units at Mt Zion include the Pre-operative (prep), Post-Anesthesia Care Units (PACU) and the 23-Hr Short Stay Unit (overnight observation unit). The team of perianesthesia specialty nurses provides dynamic, compassionate care for a wide variety of surgical patients for adults and adolescents (13 and up) in the ambulatory care setting.

In preparing patients for surgery, we assure their readiness and provide preoperative teaching for patients and their families. The priority postoperatively is to physiologically stabilize patients, provide innovative pain management strategies, and integrate family-centered care. An interdisciplinary team of nurses, surgeons, specialty physicians, anesthesiologists and respiratory therapists work to initiate the recovery from surgery.

The perianesthesia nurses work collaboratively with anesthesia providers, surgeons, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. In addition to the Patient Care Manager and other Assistant Unit managers within the perioperative areas to continuously improve patient safety, efficiency and patient satisfaction.

The 23-Hour Short Stay unit provides quality care and patient satisfaction for those patients that require outpatient extended care. Having this modality of service allows more flexibility for different procedures and improve operational efficiency and clinical excellence to the ambulatory surgery center. The nurses in this unit work collaboratively with anesthesia providers, surgeons, and other members of the interdisciplinary team to provide an integrated family-centered patient care experience.

Required Qualifications

  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Ability to work in a multi-tasking high-pressure environment
  • Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

N/A

About UCSF

At UCSF Health, our mission of innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research is redefining what’s possible for the patients we serve – a promise we share with the professionals who make up our team.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. as seventh in the country – UCSF Health is committed to providing the most rewarding work experience while delivering the best care available anywhere. In an environment that allows for continuous learning and opportunities for professional growth, UCSF Health offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Organization

Health

Job Code and Payroll Title

009234 PAT CARE AST PD

Employee Class

Per Diem

Percentage

20%

Location

Mount Zion (SF)

Shift

Variable

Shift Length

Variable

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