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.
The Patient Care Associate works under the supervision of the Manager, Director, Administrative Supervisor and/or Executive Director of Patient Care Services, and is responsible for the delivery of efficient, safe patient care in assigned patient care units within the scope of practice as established by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and Mercy Hospital Joplin Policies and Procedures. Duties to include admission of patients according to hospital policy, gathering of data (i.e. glucose monitoring, vital signs, height and weight), and assisting with activities of daily living (ADL's) to include bathing, dressing and undressing, feeding, positioning, comforting, ambulation, passive range of motion and other activities as necessary. Comfort in floating to units/departments with varying patient populations and unit set-up is inherent for this department. May perform other assigned duties as required.
Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:
Education: High school or GED.
Certifications: BLS (Basic Life Support) before seeing patients independently
Other: Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills. Mercy PCA (Patient Care Associate) training within 3 months Of hire.
Skills required within 90 days of hire: Ability/skill to draw blood, care for immunocompromised patients and renal compromised patients.
Preferred: Previous Healthcare experience and/CNA
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.