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Health Care Associate (HCA) Med/Surg. Mercy Health St. Joe's

Requisition R095928 Market Youngstown, Ohio Department Med/Surg Unit 3 - St. Joseph Shift Nights Schedule Full-time

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Job Description

This is a collective bargaining position

Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position (2-3 sentences)

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, guidelines of Bon Secours Mercy Health.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Functions (7-10) Statements - List the essential functions of the job. Essential functions are the reasons a job exists.

Provides basic patient care to include, but not limited to, care and comfort, record vital signs, personal care and hygiene, and mobility, including unit-based specialty duties. 

Assists with clerical duties.

Acts as liaison between patient and nurse to report changes or concerns to nurse.

Provides high level customer service to all patients, patient's family, visitors and all employees.

Provides accurate, precise, timely documentation when applicable for patient care.

Collects specimens (i.e., blood, urine, stool, sputum) and ensures timely transport of specimens to the lab.

Delivers menus.  Prepares patient for meals, distributes food trays, feeds patient and removes trays.  Distributes drinking water.

Uses professional, verbal and written communication skills at all times.

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.

Patient Population

The following must be included in all position descriptions that involve direct or indirect patient care.  This is a Joint Commission requirement.  Also, select the age of the patient population served:

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)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Infant (1-12 months)

Adults (18-64 years).

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Not applicable to this position.

Employment Qualifications

Education Qualifications - List the minimum education, training, and experience required to perform the essential functions of the position. 

Required Minimum Education:

Less than High School Diploma


Preferred Education

High School Diploma or GED


Licensing/ Certification - If registration, certification or licensure is required, include the name of the accrediting or licensing body.

Licensure/Certification Required


Licensure/Certification Preferred

State-tested Nurse Assistant, completion of HHA/Nursing Assistant Training class, completion of HCA training related to acute care setting or Nursing Student with First Clinical Rotation complete.  BLS Basic Life Support - American Heart Association.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Years and Type of Experience

Preference for recent experience in acute care and/or long-term care facility

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Basic computer skills

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred

Experience providing patient care or working in a specialty area in a hospital setting.

Combination of post-secondary education and experience in lieu of a degree.

V.Working Conditions

This section addresses the physical environment in which the employee will perform the work.

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.

Long-distance or air travel as needed- not to exceed 10% travel.

General office environment.

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids. *

May be required to use physical restraints.

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials. * 

May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc.

May have periods of constant interruptions.

Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions.

Prolonged periods of working alone.

Other: Works overtime as needed.

* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

VI.Physical Requirements

Physical Demands






Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.)

Lifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.)

Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.)

Push/ Pull (50-100 lbs.)

Stoop, Kneel





Work Position




VII.Additional Physical Requirements/ Hazards

Physical Requirements


Select if a physical requirement for this job.

Select if a potential hazard for this job.

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Depth perception

Perform shift work

Use of Latex Gloves

Maneuver weight of patients

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Reach above shoulder

Exposure to dust/fumes

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Finger Dexterity

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

Color Vision

Exposure to high pitched noises

Acuity – far

Gaseous risk exposure

Acuity – near


Reviewed By:   


Human Resources:

Donna Rand

February 2, 2021


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:


Work Shift:



Med/Surg Unit 3 - St. Joseph

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 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

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