Patient Care Technician Residency(CNA) Program -Full Time

Job Requisition #: JR63772

End Date: 8/12/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Nursing, Technician (Clinical)

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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Do you want to work at one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation? We are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!

ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington, DE, Newark, DE and Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,299 beds between our hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care in the region. We are proud to that Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, our Ambulatory Services, and HomeHealth have all received ANCC Magnet Recognition®.

Do you desire to help people?

Check out this important Opportunity:

Patient Care Technician/Certified Nursing Assistant Residency Program

The (PCT) patient care technician/(CNA)certified nursing assistant residency program is a unique paid 10-week program in partnership with the Delaware Skills Center and Christiana Care Health System that integrates classroom and clinical components. Upon successful completion of the 6-week Certified Nursing Assistant Course, the individual will take the Delaware State Test for Nurse Aide Certification. The candidate will then transition to Christiana Care and complete approximately 4 weeks of clinical training.

  • The first 6 weeks of instructor led didactic and clinical with Delaware Skills Center in New Castle, DE
  • The following 4 weeks of preceptor led clinical training in an acute care inpatient setting at Wilmington, Newark or Elkton, MD Campuses
  • ****NOTE:  If selected for this program - the rate of pay will be $15.00 hourly with healthcare benefits during and after training and fully paid tuition****
  • THIS IS PROGRAM IS CRAFTED FOR INDIVIDUAL'S THAT HAVE A DESIRE TO BECOME A CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT                                                     
  • PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED A NURSING ASSISTANT COURSE OR HAVE PATIENT CARE EXPERIENCE
  • *******This program will start on October 3rd, 2022********

This program requires that you attend Monday through Friday from 7:00am - 3:30pm for only 9 weeks. Once the residency program is complete, at the end of the 9 weeks, you will be assigned to work in a ChristianaCare unit for one year or 1800 hours per agreement. The working locations will be at Newark, DE, Wilmington, DE or Elkton, MD Campus working full-time/flex (36 hours weekly/72 hours bi-weekly) including every other weekend and rotating holidays(multiple shifts are available to choose from).

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
The Patient Care Technician (PCT) supports activities of daily living under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse. The PCT must demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to provide care to adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.  Primary job duties include, but not limited to, performing and accurately recording vital signs, Accu-checks, bathing, grooming, toileting, feeding, and mobilizing patients.  PCT's are an essential part of the nursing care team with an expectation to support the organizations patient safety goals and initiatives.
 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to patients in various stages of development.
  • Performs assigned nursing duties for the comfort and well-being of patients.
  • Responds to patient crisis situation and initiates interventions within the scope of responsibilities and notifies RN.
  • Performs successful finger sticks on patients, following all standard laboratory safety policies.
  • Performs defined procedures on point of care instrumentation.
  • Responds with promptness, empathy and interest to needs of patients.
  • Communicates to patients, employees, and physicians utilizing courteous verbal and written communication skills.
  • Completes mandatory in-service education.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices;  reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  
 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Reading and math test provided by Delaware Skills Center


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • BLS Certification required (will obtain during the program)
  • Successful completion of the Delaware State Test for Nurse Aide Certification
  • Commitment to work at Christiana Care in assigned inpatient acute care area 1800 productive hours over a one-year period following completion of the residency program

SCOPE, PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:

  • Daily contact with patients, family members, visitors, employees, medical staff, volunteers, and students.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand (up to 8 to 12 hours), walk, sit, bend, lift, push, pull, carry, reach, twist, handle, stoop, climb as per unit based Physical Demand Checklist.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Frequent exposure to biological elements with occasional exposure to chemical and environmental elements, as per unit based Physical Demands Checklist.

Christianacare Offers:

  • Collaborative and team focused environment
  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc
  • Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out
  • 12 week paid parental leave
  • Tuition assistance
  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial mentor, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and phenomenal discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

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