Mercy Health

  • Patient Care Associate

    Requisition ID
    2019-796293
    Category
    Other Allied Health
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift(s)
    Days, Evenings, Holidays, Varies/Rotating, Weekends
    Department
    Float Pool Nursing
    Location
    US-MO-Festus
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different

     

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

     

    We don’t believe in jobs 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.

     

    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Qualifications:

    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

     

    Education: High school diploma, G.E.D. and/or current employee at St. John’s.

    Experience: Previous medical experience as nurse’s aide, CNA, medical assistance or EMT.

    Other: Position requires ability to do a variety of skills.

     

    Utilizes the nursing process to provide patient care. Maintains professional accountability for provision of patient care for the assigned patients. Provides direct patient care according to the established primary care standards under the direct supervision of a RN or LPN. Coordinates the patient care in conjunction with other departments. Maintains patient rights and confidentiality of patient information. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and mercy standards.

     

    a. Bedside care; assists with patient comfort and hygiene needs.
    b. Skin/circulatory care; monitors skin and circulatory status; repositions frequently based on evaluation.
    c. Vital sign monitoring; demonstrates knowledge of normal vital signs with appropriate intervention.
    d. Documentation; records on the flow-sheet in a legible manner.
    e. Nutrition and Fluid management; maintains intake and output; encourages fluids appropriately and maintains restrictions when ordered; reports major discrepancies; assists with feeding of patients; delivers and assists with snacks.
    f. Promotion of patient activity and self care; assist with transport of patients using gait belt; assist with ambulation of patients using gait belt.
    g. Elimination Management; implementing plan of care; document on flow record.
    h. Restorative Care; intervenes to provide or assist with routine activities of daily living; provides assistive sensory and mobility devices to optimize self care.
    I. Physical Promotion; intervenes to promote comfort using alternative methodologies; assist with assessment of pain level and communicates appropriately.
    j. Preservation of cognitive function at optimal level; orientation or validation to person, place and time; support self-care decisions.
    k. Environmental management; straightens room and maintains a clean, orderly and safe environment for patient activity.

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home

     

    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed.  We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

     

    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

     

    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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