PCA / ESA Orientation

The goal of PCA / ESA orientation is to ensure the successful transition of experienced PCA’s, Nursing Students, Emergency Services Assistants, and newly credentialed PCA’s into practice, and as members of an interdisciplinary team at BWH.  The Orientation provides a forum to introduce PCA’s and ESA's to the resources, role, and documentation that supports their practice at BWH.  This orientation uses evidence-based and innovative teaching strategies to introduce patient safety technology and simulated clinical environments to facilitate transition to the unit based experience.

Patient Care Assistant / Emergency Services Assistant Orientation Dates FY19-FY20

The dates below are from August 2019 through September 2020.  Orientation is held at OBC in the Center for Nursing Excellence from 7:00-3:30 PM. PCA/ESA training is held the first three days at OBC in the Center for Nursing Excellence from 7:00-3:30 PM.  For the 3-day orientation weeks, the 3rd day will consist of PeC Training.  For the 4-day orientation weeks, the 4th day will consist of PeC Training.  Orientation will be facilitated by the Center for Nursing Excellence, and will be held at OBC in the Center for Nursing Excellence from 7:00-3:30 PM.  The time and location of PeC Training will be confirmed the first day of orientation for each new hire. 

2019
August 20, 21, 22, 23
September 17, 18, 19, 20

2020
October 16, 17, 18
October 29, 30, 31, November 1
November 12, 13, 14, 15
December 3, 4, 5, 6
December 17, 18, 19, 20
January 7, 8, 9, 10 CO-OP
January 22, 23, 24
February 4, 5, 6, 7
February 18, 19, 20, 21
March 3, 4, 5, 6
March 17, 18, 19, 20
April 7, 8, 9, 10
May 12, 13, 14, 15
May 26, 27, 28, 29
June 9, 10, 11, 12
June 23, 24, 25, 26
July 7, 8, 9, 10 CO-OP
July 21, 22, 23, 24
August 11, 12, 13, 14
September 9, 10, 11

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