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Patient Care Associate - F/T Days

Company: Mercy
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

We're a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals - careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its "Top 100 Places to Work."

Overview:

Under the direction of the RN or LPN, assists in the individualized care of the patient to achieve the patient's highest level of wellness. Works cooperatively with others as part of a team; recognizes the importance of group goals. Performs designated clinical procedures and nonclinical support tasks essential to providing care to the patient. Assists in unit operational support tasks or duties.

Responsibilities
Safety/Risk Management:
a. Demonstrates knowledge of and practices sound infection control techniques.
b. Assesses safety needs and provides for a safe environment: Fall Precautions; Restraint Management; Patient Identification; Unit/Departmental Specific Policies
c. Labels and properly secures guest s/patient s personal property.
d. Adheres to hospital wide safety regulations.
e. Performs equipment safety checks and reports faulty equipment/initiates repair.
f. Follows policy/procedure for completion of incident reports.
g. Follows confidentiality policy/procedure.
h. Complies with patient rights/regulations.

Coordination of Services:
a. Assists in the orientation of new/float personnel.
b. Acquires adequate supplies to perform daily care.
c. Acquires, sets up, and properly disposes of equipment for special procedures.
d. Prioritizes appropriately and utilizes good judgement in use of time.
e. Participates in QI activities that ensure and enhance quality of patient care.

Primary Aspects:
a. Administers daily hygiene measures.
b. Performs routines daily activities: ambulation, passes trays, snacks, water, feeds patients, turns and
positions patients, observes for skin breakdown.
c. Gathers and records patient data.
d. Performs Sure Step Pro and/or Neonatal Metabolic Screens.
e. Observes changes or unusual occurrences in patient condition and reports them immediately to the appropriate personnel.
f. Provides patients and their families with explanation of care and psychological support under the direction of the nurse.
g. Participates in the admission, discharge and transfer of patients and their belongings.
h. Applies knowledge of cost effectiveness without jeopardizing patient outcome.
i. Assures all patient charges/credits are entered appropriately.
j. Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments and change.

Communication Management:
a. Accepts delegation of tasks.
b. Communicates with other members of the HCT to optimize the care of the patient.

Technology:
a. Performs unit specific computer functions.
b. Performs clerical duties as needed (i.e., answers phones, monitors lights)

Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma, G.E.D. and/or current co-worker of Mercy. Successful completion of Basic Skills I course within one month of hire or transfer.

Certifications: CPR Required

Other: The physical demands described here are the representative of the minimums that must be met by an employee to perform all essential functions of the job. Most physical demands are below, plus: Minimal: lift floor to waist height of

EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Keywords: Mercy, St. Louis , Patient Care Associate - F/T Days, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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