Mercy Patient Care Associate - Full Time Days Cardiac Step Down 5th floor in Saint Louis, Missouri

Overview:

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 scheduled shift for this position is full time days - 6:30am-7pm. Three 12 hour shifts per week with weekend and holiday rotation.

Responsibilities:

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.

Responsibilities

Safety/Risk Management:

a. Demonstrates knowledge of and practices sound infection control techniques.

b. Assesses safety needs and provides for a safe environment: Fall Precautions; Restraint Management; Patient Identification; Unit/Departmental Specific Policies

c. Labels and properly secures guest’s/patient’s personal property.

d. Adheres to hospital wide safety regulations.

e. Performs equipment safety checks and reports faulty equipment/initiates repair.

f. Follows policy/procedure for completion of incident reports.

g. Follows confidentiality policy/procedure.

h. Complies with patient rights/regulations.

Coordination of Services:

a. Assists in the orientation of new/float personnel.

b. Acquires adequate supplies to perform daily care.

c. Acquires, sets up, and properly disposes of equipment for special procedures.

d. Prioritizes appropriately and utilizes good judgement in use of time.

e. Participates in QI activities that ensure and enhance quality of patient care.

Primary Aspects:

a. Administers daily hygiene measures.

b. Performs routines daily activities: ambulation, passes trays, snacks, water, feeds patients, turns and

positions patients, observes for skin breakdown.

c. Gathers and records patient data.

d. Performs Sure Step Pro and/or Neonatal Metabolic Screens.

e. Observes changes or unusual occurrences in patient condition and reports them immediately to the appropriate personnel.

f. Provides patients and their families with explanation of care and psychological support under the direction of the nurse.

g. Participates in the admission, discharge and transfer of patients and their belongings.

h. Applies knowledge of cost effectiveness without jeopardizing patient outcome.

i. Assures all patient charges/credits are entered appropriately.

j. Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments and change.

Communication Management:

a. Accepts delegation of tasks.

b. Communicates with other members of the HCT to optimize the care of the patient.

Technology:

a. Performs unit specific computer functions.

b. Performs clerical duties as needed (i.e., answers phones, monitors lights).

Qualifications:

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:

  • Qualification 1: High school diploma, G.E.D. and/or current co-worker of Mercy.

  • Qualification 2:If you are not currently employed by Mercy Hospital St. Louis as a PCA/PCT or Behavioral Health Tech, you must be available to complete a full-time 2 week training class held Monday through Friday, 7am to 3:30 pm, immediately upon hire. Upon successful completion of the class component, 100 hours of clinical department training are also required.

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, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

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.

Requisition ID 2017-748338

Category Other Allied Health

Position Type Full Time

Shift(s) Days, Evenings, Holidays, Weekends

Department Cardiac Med Intermediate Hh5

Location US-MO-Saint Louis