Patient Care Associate (PCA) - Medical Surgical



City
Eau Claire
State
Wisconsin
Telecommute
No
Department
Nursing
Why Mayo Clinic
The Medical Surgical department is a 40-bed inpatient unit that cares for a diverse patient population including general medical, general surgery, orthopedics, oncology, and urology. The department has a culture of respect, compassion, integrity, and teamwork.
Position description
The patient care associate assists patients with delegated tasks of direct and indirect patient care, which support nursing practice under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. The patient care associate carries out designated activities that are within those functions limited by law to unlicensed nursing personnel. This includes assisting patients with activities of daily living, providing basic nursing care to patients and assisting in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment. Assists RN with procedures and treatments that require competence in advanced technical and manual skills.
Qualifications
High school graduate or equivalent within one year of hire.
Additional qualifications
Minimum of six months healthcare related experience preferred.

Ability to read and communicate effectively in English. Flexibility (works flexible hours, which include days, evenings, nights, holidays, and weekends). Basic computer skills. Verbal and written communication. Promotes team building. Self-directed. Able to adapt to unpredictable situations.
License or certification
Certified Nursing Assistant on State of Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry or will obtain prior to hire (required to be in “non-expired” status upon hire; recommended to regularly renew certification).

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for the Healthcare Provider or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or will obtain prior to hire.
Exemption status
Non-exempt
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $14.94 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Yes
Schedule
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
64 hours every two week pay period
Schedule details
8-hour rotating shifts. Primarily D/E shifts, but may be scheduled nights to meet patient care needs.
Weekend schedule
Every other weekend.
Site description
Eau Claire, with a metro area of 163,000 is home to the 11,000 students at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Strong schools, low crime rate, and a reasonable cost of living may be expected. With an abundance of outdoor activities, Eau Claire was ranked #4 on the list of “Americas best towns” (Outside Magazine, 2015) The city also serves as the retail center for west central Wisconsin and the major metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul is 90 minutes away. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is recognized as a Best Hospital in Northwestern Wisconsin and within the top 10 for Hospitals in Wisconsin (U.S. News & World Report, 2015-2016).
Category
Nursing, Other Patient Care
Career profile
Nursing
Job posting number
121430BR
Recruiter
Jennifer Schindeldecker
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).