Patient Care Assistant (PCA) - Med/Surg Tele - Mercy Health West HospitalRequisition R098213 Market Cincinnati, OH Department Med/Surg Unit - West Shift Days Schedule Full-time
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Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
The Patient Care Tech (PCT) provides direct patient care under the guidance of the Registered Nurse or designated health care professional in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and within the policies, procedures, and guidelines of Bon Secours Mercy Health.
Essential Job Functions
• Provides basic patient care to include, but not limited to, care and comfort, vital sign measurement, personal care and hygiene, and assists with mobility, including unit-based specialty duties.
• Acts as liaison between patient and nurse to report changes and/or concerns.
• Provides high-level customer service to all patients, patient's family, visitors, and employees.
• Provides accurate, precise, timely documentation when applicable for patient care.
• Participates in hand-off/report of pertinent information regarding patient and departmental needs upon arrival and when leaving.
• Performs delegated tasks once competency has been validated.
This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.
BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)
Must have completed one of the following: (required)
Successful completion of nursing aide training program OR
Successful passing of STNA State Tested Nurse Aide (required if OH LTC), OR CNA Certified Nurse Aide, OR Nurses Aide state testing, OR Currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program and has completed one clinical nursing course and one clinical rotation (required)
Recent experience in acute care, physician's office, home health/hospice, or long term care facility, with a preference for the setting in which they are applying (preferred)
Must have completed nursing training program such as CNA, STNA, Care Partner, etc.
EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (preferred)
Ability to clearly communicate to other members of the healthcare team
Ability to understand and follow directions of healthcare team
Knowledge of patient and healthcare safety standards and regulations (i.e. falls, skin breakdown, suicide prevention, environment of care)
Knowledge and demonstration of infection prevention and transmission-based precautions
Understanding of clerical duties and office-based technology
Ability to work in a team
Patient data collection and documentation (i.e. vital signs, intake/output, change in patient condition)
Basic hygiene and activities of daily living care
Ability to assist with feeding, hydration, and nutrition
Ability to assist with bowel and bladder elimination
Ability to assist with ambulation and patient mobility
Use of clinical technology
Compassionate, relationship-based approach in care activities
Accountability for completion of assigned tasks
Escalation of concerns via chain of comma
Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
May be required to use physical restraints
May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids
May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials
May have periods of constant interruptions
Prolonged periods of working alone
Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 67-100%
Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Perform shift work
Maneuver weight of patients
Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder
Reach above shoulder
Repetitive arm/hand movements
Acuity - far
Acuity - near
Use of latex products
Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
Exposure to moving mechanical parts
Exposure to dust/fumes
Exposure to potential electrical shock
Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
Exposure to high pitched noises
Gaseous risk exposure
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.
Neonates (0-4 weeks)
Infant (1-12 months)
Pediatrics (1-12 years)
Adolescents (13-17 years)
Adults (18-64 years)
Geriatrics (65 years and older)
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 more
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Department:Med/Surg Unit - West
All 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 reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at email@example.com
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