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Bon Secours Mercy Health Patient Care Assistant/Patient Care Technician (PRN) Ortho/Neuro Progressive Care The Jewish Hospital Mercy Health in Cincinnati, Ohio

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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 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 family, visitors, and employees.

• Provides accurate, precise, timely documentation when applicable for patient care.

• Participates in hand-off/report of pertinent information regarding 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 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 approved source prior to 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 program such as CNA, STNA, Care Partner, etc.

EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (preferred)

Language

None

Skills

Ability to clearly 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 (i.e. falls, skin breakdown, suicide prevention, 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 (i.e. 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

Compassionate, relationship-based approach in care activities

Accountability for completion of assigned tasks

Escalation of concerns via 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 is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

S cheduled Weekly Hours:

0.01

Work Shift:

Days (United States of America)

Department:

Med/Surg Unit - Jewish - 5 Tower

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 recruitment@mercy.com. 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 recruitment@mercy.com

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