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Certified Nursing Assistant- CNA- Patient Care Tech- PCT- NEW PAY RATES!

Company: Yale New Haven Health System
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Job Description:


**This posting is for external candidates. YNHHS employees- This job posting can be utilized to refer external candidates to support the Employee Referral Bonus Program.

Bridgeport Hospital currently has amazing opportunities available, in various inpatient and outpatient units, for Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) with NEW PAY RATES! Please apply to this job posting if you are interested in either Full-time, Part-time, or Per diem jobs for any shift (Day/Evening/Night).

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

Under the supervision of the Nurse Manager (NM) and the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN), performs specific duties that support patient care. These duties include direct and indirect patient care activities which are essential to providing comprehensive care to patients. YNHHS Standards of Professional Behavior are based on our five Values: Patient-Centered Care, Respect, Compassion, Integrity and Accountability. Our behaviors reflect our values and support our mission and vision. This unites us as a health system and creates a care signature for our patients and employees. Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at BH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity, and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills and positive environment for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff, and support department personnel.



Under the direction of the RN, engages in selected tasks and activities as directed to obtain and report information to assist the nurse in the assessment, planning and evaluation of patient needs, treatment and reports deviations as identified to RN.

Obtains and records vital signs as ordered and or delegated by the RN

Under the direction of the RN, performs technical duties and selected treatments, procedures and activities which contribute to safe and efficient delivery of patient care.

Appropriately assures patients are accurately identified (i.e. doors, ID bands, barcode scanning for lab draws etc.) following establish policies and procedures

Effectively assists in the care of patients with consideration for the safety of key populations as appropriate.

Collaborates with members of the multidisciplinary team offering suggestions on addressing patient/family needs, taking into account cultural and/or individual diversity and demonstrates sensitivity to these aspects of care delivery.

Effectively and professionally communicates and interacts with patients, families, and staff. Covers the Business Associate (BA) desk in the absence of the BA under the direction of the NM or designee.

Participates in receiving patient bedside report at the beginning of each shift and throughout the shift as needed

Demonstrates accountability and responsibility in daily performance of role

Relocates and rotates to meet patient care needs

Completes non-therapeutic functions under the direction of MD, PA, APRN or RN. Remove medication(s) from the pneumatic tube system sent from the Pharmacy or Hospital Supply to the unit/patient care area.

Immediately deliver the medication(s) from the pneumatic tube system to the appropriate Registered Nurse, Physician, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant or other appropriate licensed practitioner.



High school diploma or GED; and CNA or other educational equivalent, i.e. Medical Assistant, CPCT, EMT, a student nurse from an accredited program or LPN.


Clinical experience preferred, new grads welcome to apply


CT CNA certification, EMT, a student nurse from an accredited program or an LPN. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) training must be obtained prior to employment or within one (1) month of hire. PCT must maintain BLS at all times during employment. If any training expires, the PCT will be suspended until it is obtained and documented.


Successful completion of orientation. Speak and write English proficiently. Successful completion of orientation/evidence of positive initiatives with patients and staff.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. They are also required to stand and walk. They must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Information:

Bridgeport Hospital offers a voluntary residency for all new PCT/CNA hires. This 12-month program is designed to develop a highly skilled PCA/PCT workforce to improve greater patient outcomes and impact quality of healthcare at Yale New Haven Health System

Highlights of the Program:

On the job training for you

Provide safe space for your learning and growth

In depth knowledge of hard skills required for your position

Soft skills learned can be applied to any job

Keywords: Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport , Certified Nursing Assistant- CNA- Patient Care Tech- PCT- NEW PAY RATES!, Healthcare , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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