Patient Care Assistant (PCA)-3rd Surgical

La Crosse
Why Mayo Clinic

The primary patients served on 3rd Surgical include: thoracic, vascular, general surgery, orthopedic, neurosurgery, ears nose and throat (ENT), eye, oral, and maxillofacial surgery, major breast, and plastics/reconstructive surgery. The medical diagnoses include: back pain, abdominal pain, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis, pneumothorax, and closed head trauma as well as patients with radiology or endoscopy procedures. Telemetry is remotely monitored.

3rd Surgical has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate care to patients as evidenced by high quality indicators and patient satisfaction scores. Our multidisciplinary team works collaboratively to provide exceptional relationship-based care to all our patients, placing the patient’s needs first. The physicians and nurses on this unit strive to consistently provide the highest quality, cost-effective care by continuously adopting current, evidence-based best practices and embracing a culture of safety. Utilizing servant leadership and our shared decision making model, our leaders continuously supports the growth and development of all team members.

Candidate must display the values of teamwork, respect, integrity, compassion, excellence, innovation, healing, and stewardship. Candidate needs to be flexible, adaptable, take initiative, adhere to our culture of safety, and thrive in a fast-pace, rapidly changing work environment. Other desirable traits include a positive attitude, strong work ethic, dependable, accountable, eagerness to learn, critical thinking skills, and professionalism.

Mayo Clinic has a legacy of inspiring hope and contributing to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research. As a Mayo Clinic Nurse, you will become a vital member of a dynamic health care team and discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, and mutual respect.

Position description
The Patient Care Assistant assists staff with delegated tasks of direct and indirect patient care which supports and complements nursing practice under the supervision of a registered nurse. The Patient Care Assistant carries out delegated skills that are within those functions limited by law to unlicensed nursing personnel.
Must meet one of these qualification, successful completion of a Nursing Assistant program or equivalent within the past five years, enrolled in a nursing degree program and have completed one semester of clinical rotations through an acute care hospital setting within the last five years, or one year or more within the last five years providing direct cares a nursing assistant, patient care assistant, or related experience in a healthcare setting.

Basic Cardiac Life Support for healthcare providers- BCLS – certificate of course completion required and must not expire within 3 months after start date. A scanned copy of the certificate of completion or transcripts, including your full name, must be attached to your profile to be considered.

Additional qualifications
Patient care skills, knowledge of infection control and safety procedures, medical terminology, strong verbal and written communication skills. Requires independent judgment, a high level of motivation, accountability, flexibility, interest in patient care, and compassion for people.

Internal applicants should attach their three most recent performance appraisals.
License or certification
Maintain Basic Life Support for Health Care Provides. We will only accept certificates of course completion from the following providers:

• American Heart Association (Title: BLS for Healthcare Providers)

• Red Cross (Title: CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers or BLS for Healthcare Providers)

• Military Training Network
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Benefits eligible
Part Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
8 hour shifts; day/evening rotation
Weekend schedule
Every other weekend and every other holiday rotation
Site description
La Crosse, WI, is a city of 52,000 with a metro area of 120,000 in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, located between Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, and Madison, WI. The area offers unlimited, four-season recreational opportunities (biking, golf, hiking the bluffs and cross-country/downhill skiing). We have a great family environment with safe and high-quality schools, including two universities and a technical college. There are sport events, a local symphony orchestra, theaters, children's museum and a civic center.
Nursing, Other Patient Care
Career profile
Job posting number
Todd Williams
Equal opportunity employer
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.