Ascension Health Patient Care Associate (PCA) - Progressive Surgical in Brookfield, Wisconsin

We Are Hiring

Title: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) / Patient Care Associate (PCA)

City, State: Brookfield,WI

Location: WF - Elmbrook Memorial Campus

Department: Progressive Surgical / Ortho

Additional Job Details: 72/PP - Days.Our PCAs work 8 and 12-hour shifts. For Weekends / Holidays they work every third.

Scope of Service

The 6th Floor is a 36 bed Progressive Surgical / Ortho Unit.. The nursing support staff do more than just assisting with the basic patient care activities. They are the eyes and ears for our nurses and physicians, reporting findings or changes in physical, mental and emotional conditions by ensuring accurate and complete documentation. They assist with procedures ordered by the physician while supervised by a RN. They assist patients with attending to personal care, activities of daily living and transfers/transports. Also assist with keeping patient rooms clean and orderly, among other duties as assigned.

We are a Regional Center of Excellence for Bariatrics, Joint commission Total Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Certified and AHA Stroke Certified.

Our unit is dedicated to our surgical patients and families. We believe in a strong shared leadership structure led by our Supervisors and RN Leads. We appreciate staff involvement by participating in projects, committees and unit decision making. Additionally, we have a strong work family environment that values relationships.

We welcome different levels of experience to join our diverse team of staff. This group is known to have great team work and knowledge sharing.

This unit is led by two-unit Patient Care Supervisors that staff the unit and work in the office to manage the day to day operations.

Why Join Ascension?

How will Ascension benefit you?

  • Strength in our People: At Ascension, we believe our people are our strength and we invest in them. In addition to the chance to have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve, associates benefit from significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training and competitive wages. We also support work-life balance and spirituality in the workplace.

  • Compensation/Benefits: At Ascension, we care for the people who are the foundation of our work to fulfill our mission: our associates. We offer a comprehensive benefit package inclusive of medical, dental, vision, retirement, and generous PTO. Associates can also take advantage of other great benefits like tuition reimbursement or adoption assistance.

  • Leadership Development: We know that the development of our associates is key to our mission of providing the best care possible to those we serve. We have various in-depth leadership programs to meet you where you are on your career journey.

  • Culture of Teamwork: We encourage diversity of talent and thought; while offering the support of a multidisciplinary team. We work to build teams that respect each other. A team that respects each other feels good. We are on a mission to help people feel good, patients and associates.

What You Will Do

The staff start each shift with a Shift Huddle, then Bedside Report. Followed by Hourly Rounds. These best practices help to ensure high patient satisfaction. The Nursing staff work with multidisciplinary team which includes: Hospitalists, Case Managers, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Cardiac Rehab Nurses, OT, PT, Speech Therapy, and Chaplains. Our team works together to meet the patient’s needs through Multidisciplinary Rounds each week day.

  • Assists with basic patient care activities.

  • Assists with procedures ordered by physician and supervised by a Registered Nurse (RN).

  • Assists patients with tending to personal care, activities of daily living and transfers/transport.

  • Reports findings or changes in physical, mental and emotional conditions to nursing staff.

  • Assists with keeping patient rooms clean and orderly.

  • Ensures accurate and complete documentation.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):

  • BLS Providercredentialed from theAmerican Heart Association (AHA)obtained within1 Month (30 days)of hire date or job transfer date.

  • CertifiedNurse Aidecredentialed from theWisconsin Nurse Aide Registryobtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.CNA certification on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry with eligibility to work within a hospital setting.


  • HS or Equivalent

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

Work Experience:

  • Previous CNA experience in a hospital setting preferred.

What you will need:

We appreciate Strong Teamwork.

We value those who are:

  • Professionally Oriented

  • Have a Positive Attitude

  • Are Performance Oriented

  • A Team player

  • Are to work on time

  • Good Communicators

  • Internal and External Service Oriented

  • Respectful of All

  • Enjoy Change

  • Focused on Making a Difference

  • Flexible and Adaptable to Change

  • Fair and Value Accountability

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against employees or prospective employees on basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability, arrest and/or conviction record, military status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

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