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PCA - Patient Care Assistant - ICU - Mercy Heath West Hospital. Job in Cincinnati Care Jobs

Cincinnati, Ohio
Job Type
Full Time
24 Jun 2022
*Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health* 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 is 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 families, visitors, and employees. Provides accurate, precise, timely documentation when applicable for patient care. Participates in hand-off/report of pertinent information regarding the patient and departmental needs upon arrival and when leaving. Performs delegated tasks once competency has been validated. Mobilizes patients using therapeutic transfer techniques which foster independence and safety. Fosters independence by encouraging patients to complete tasks as independently as possible. Individualizes care based on the patient's interests and hobbies. 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. Licensing/Certification BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from the approved source before 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) Education None Work Experience 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) Training Must have completed nursing training programs such as CNA, STNA, Care Partner, etc. EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (preferred) Language None Skills Ability to 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 (ie falls, skin breakdown, suicide prevention, the 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 (ie 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 The compassionate, relationship-based approach in care activities Accountability for completion of assigned tasks Escalation of concerns via the chain of comma Working Conditions 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 Physical Requirements 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% Stoop/Kneel 34-66% Crawling 1-33% Climbing 1-33% Balance 34-66% Bending 67-100% Sitting 34-66% Walking 67-100% Standing 67-100% 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 Finger Dexterity Color Vision Acuity - far Acuity - near Depth perception 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 Patient Population 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* About Us As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Mercy Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body, and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence, and respect. Mercy Health seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service, and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive..Patient Care Technician (PCT)*.- Mercy West Hospital*.Job Summary:* A Patient Care Technician (PCT) provides basic health care and support to patients under the guidance of the Registered Nurse or designated healthcare professional. As part of our team, the Patient Care Tech (PCT) is responsible for sanitizing and cleaning patients' rooms, monitoring patients' health and vital signs as well as assisting patients with basic needs like feeding and grooming..Essential Functions:* Acts as liaison between patient and nurse by monitoring and recording patient's daily activities; reports any drastic changes to a nurse or physician Perform nursing procedures such as administering medications, changing bandage dressing, or checking temperatures Ensure patients are comfortable in bed; adjust bed settings and/or reposition/turn patient as needed Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit Assist patient with any daily exercises, physical therapy, or mobilization efforts patient has been prescribed Other duties as assigned.Education:* None.Licensure/Certification:*.One* of the following is required: o STNA (State Tested Nurse Aide) o CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) o OR is currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program and has completed one clinical nursing course and/or one clinical rotation Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, must obtain from the approved source before direct patient care).Experience:* 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, not required).Skills & Abilities:* Possesses problem-solving skills with excellent communication and interpersonal skills Engage with staff and patients in a professional manner Ability to be proactive in a rapidly changing environment Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer. Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with: + Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans + Prescription drug coverage + Flexible spending accounts + Life insurance w/AD&D + Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible + Paid time off + Educational Assistance + And much more.Benefits offerings vary according to employment status.S*.cheduled Weekly Hours:* 0.01.Work Shift:* All (United States of America).Department:* Intensive Care Unit (ICU) - 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_ _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_ (see below) _
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  • Job Reference: 634823556-2
  • Date Posted: 24 June 2022
  • Employer: Bon Secours Mercy Health
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other
  • Job Type: Full Time