Patient Care Associate (PCA) Med/Surg Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman
Company: Mercy Health
Posted on: January 10, 2022
Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthMISSIONThe
mission of Mercy Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus
by improving the health of our communities with emphasis on people
who are poor and under-served.JOB SUMMARY:The Health Care
Associate(HCA) /Patient Care Associate (PCA) works with his/her
team partner(s), the Registered Nurse and the Unit Secretary, to
provide direct patient care. As a member of the Patient Care Team,
the HCA/PCA is cross-trained to perform a wide range of essential
patient services.The HCA/PCA performs a variety of basic
age-specific duties to assist in the care of the patients under the
direction of a Registered Nurse (RN). All clinical care will be
done under the direction of the RN who has determined appropriate
tasks for delegation. The HCA/PCA makes observations as directed by
the RN and reports deviations to the RN.EDUCATION:High School
Diploma/GEDState-tested Nurse Assistant or completion of HCA
training related to acute care setting, or a Nursing Student who
has completed first semester of an acute care hospital-based
clinical experience.BLS certified by American Heart
AssociationEXPERIENCE:Experience in providing direct patient
care.Computer literacy.Previous experience working in specialty
area preferred.KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Follows detailed written and oral instructions.
- Completes specific, routine tasks.
- Requires basic reading, writing or simple arithmetic
- May operate basic equipment/machinery.
- Basic computer skills requiredPRINCIPAL JOB
ACCOUNTABILITIES:Performs general patient care including, but not
limited to: bathing, mouth care, changing linens, dressing patient,
back rubs, elimination, hygiene and other needs as expressed.
Observes patient's responses and reports any adverse reaction or
other pertinent information to Registered Nurse and Physician.
Demonstrates competency in providing age appropriate care to
defined patient populations based on unit/area's scope of service.
Obtains and records vital signs, height and weight. Lifts,
ambulates and transports patient. Seeks assistance as needed.
Positions patient and performs range of motion. Assists physical
therapist as needed. Anticipates patient's needs and responds in a
timely manner to patient and other caregiver requests. Provides
friendly assistance to patient's family members and visitors strong
emphasis on customer service. Performs venipunctures for blood
collection. Collects specimens (i.e. urine, sputum) and ensures
timely transport of specimens to the lab. Performs designated
bedside lab tests. Applies oxygen therapy. Performs
electrocardiogram (ECG). Performs wound care as directed by the RN.
Performs urinary catheterizations and enemas. Observes universal
precautions and aseptic techniques. Performs computer order/entry
functions as required by care center. Accurately charts patient
information following the guidelines for charting by standards.
Delivers menus. Prepares patient for meals, distributes food trays,
feeds patient and removes trays. Distributes drinking water.
Answers phones courteously and quickly addresses the caller's
needs. Initiates emergency procedures when necessary. Works
overtime as needed. Assists in orientation of new personnel.Job
Accountabilities - otherPerforms other duties as assigned. Acts as
a liaison and supports person for family members. Assists with
patient education and discharge planning under supervision of RN.
Inventories unit and determines supply needs. Conveys needs to
appropriate personnel. Assists in daily cleaning of patient rooms
and care center. Helps prepare room(s) for incoming patients.
Assesses maintenance needs.a. Initiates maintenance requisition to
repair equipment, furniture and building fixtures.b. Performs
simple maintenance (light bulbs, batteries).Mercy Health is an
equal opportunity employer.We'll also reward your hard work with:
- Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance w/AD&D
- An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
- Paid time off
- Educational Assistance
- And much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:36Work
Shift:NightsDepartment:Med/Surg Unit - St. Elizabeth Boardman -
Med/Surg 5SAll applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or
protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on
the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the
affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health -
Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg,
Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and
Equal Opportunity Employer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If
you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a
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