Patient Care Associate (CNA), Oncology, Part-Time, Rotating Shifts
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety

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Lunder 10 is an integrated thirty-two bed inpatient hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplant unit that serves a young adult to elderly patient population.

Patients are frequently followed from time of diagnosis or referral through end of life. The majority of patients have a diagnosis of leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, sarcoma, or multiple myeloma.

Patients admitted to this unit require complex care focusing on multi-modality treatment that includes high-dose combination chemotherapy, radiation, biotherapy, and bone marrow/peripheral stem cell transplants comprising both autologous and related allogeneic including mixed chimerism.

The goal of patient care spans a continuum that extends from a curative to supportive/palliative care focus. Complexity of care includes management and treatment of side effects and complications of treatment, administration of blood products, pain management, patient/family education and emotional/spiritual support. The most common nursing diagnoses include risk for side effects related to intensive/high dose chemotherapy, risk for injury related to severe immuno-suppression, pain, and knowledge deficit related to new diagnosis and/or treatment.

The Patient Care Associate (PCA) will work under the direction of a registered nurse to assist multidisciplinary healthcare teams in delivering safe, compassionate patient care. You will perform a variety of clinical support functions including monitoring vital signs, EKGs and ADLs and executing blood draws. Our Patient Care Associate team prides themselves in responding to patient requests in a timely manner, safeguarding patient confidentiality, monitoring patient safety, and always communicating in a respectful manner.

If this sounds like a job for you, we'd be interested in hearing from you. But first, please make sure you have the following, as only candidates who meet all of these requirements can be considered:

  • Certification as a Nursing Assistant or EMT at time of hire OR
  • Enrolled in a certification program to become a Nursing Assistant or EMT at time of hire OR
  • Graduation from an accredited Medical Assistant program
  • Enrolled in a nursing or pre-med undergraduate program with at least one semester of patient care rotations complete at time of hire OR
  • Successful completion of the Laboure College PCT program

EEO Statement
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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