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Mercy Health (Multiple Locations) Patient Care Associate F/T Nights in Saint Louis, Missouri

We're a Little Differentless thanbr> Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.less thanbr>At Company , 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. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its "Top 100 Places to Work."less thanbr>Overview:less thanbr> Under the direction of the RN or LPN, assists in the individualized care of the patient to achieve the patient's highest level of wellness. Works cooperatively with others as part of a team; recognizes the importance of group goals. Performs designated clinical procedures and nonclinical support tasks essential to providing care to the patient. Assists in unit operational support tasks or duties. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, guiding principles and Company Service Standards.less thanbr> Safety/Risk Managementless thanbr>a. Demonstrates knowledge of and practices sound infection control techniques.less thanbr>b. Assesses safety needs and provides for a safe environment:less thanbr>* Fall Precautionsless thanbr>* Restraint Managementless thanbr>* Patient Identificationless thanbr>* Unit/Departmental Specific Policiesless thanbr>c. Labels and properly secures guest's/patient's personal property.less thanbr>d. Adheres to hospital wide safety regulations.less thanbr>e. Performs equipment safety checks and reports faulty equipment/initiates repair.less thanbr>f. Follows policy/procedure for completion of incident reports.less thanbr>g. Follows confidentiality policy/procedure.less thanbr>h. Complies with patient rights/regulationsless thanbr>Coordination of Servicesless thanbr>a. Administers daily hygiene measures.less thanbr>b. Performs routines daily activities: ambulation, passes trays, snacks, water, feeds patients, turns andless thanbr>positions patients, observes for skin breakdown.less thanbr>c. Gathers and records patient data.less thanbr>d. Performs Sure Step Pro and/or Neonatal Metabolic Screens.less thanbr>e. Observes changes or unusual occurrences in patient condition and reports them immediately to theless thanbr>appropriate personnel.less thanbr>f. Provides patients and their families with explanation of care and psychological support under theless thanbr>direction of the nurse.less thanbr>g. Participates in the admission, discharge and transfer of patients and their belongings.less thanbr>h. Applies knowledge of cost effectiveness without jeopardizing patient outcome.less thanbr>i. Assures all patient charges/credits are entered appropriately.less thanbr>j. Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments and change.less thanbr>Primary Aspectsless thanbr>a. Administers daily hygiene measures.less thanbr>b. Performs routines daily activities: ambulation, passes trays, snacks, water, feeds patients, turns andless thanbr>positions patients, observes for skin breakdown.less thanbr>c. Gathers and records patient data.less thanbr>d. Performs technical skills related to unit requirements: trach care, tube feedings, foley cath insertion, suctioning and dressing changes.less thanbr>e. Performs phlebotomy skills, Sure Step Pro and Neonatal Metabolic Screen.less thanbr>f. Performs EKG's.less thanbr>g. Observes changes or unusual occurrences in patient condition and reports them immediately to theless thanbr>appropriate personnelless thanbr>h. Provides patients and their families with explanation of care and psychological support under theless thanbr>direction of the nurse.less thanbr>i. Participates in the admission, discharge and transfer of patients and their belongings.less thanbr>j. Applies knowledge of cost effectiveness without jeopardizing patient outcome.less thanbr>k Assures all patient charges/credits are entered appropriately.less thanbr>l. Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments and c

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