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Patient Care Associate Training Mercy Health Lorain

Company: Bon Secours Mercy Health
Location: Lorain
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Job Description:

**Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health**Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe Care Companion provides supportive 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 support to the patient including, but not limited to, care and comfort, personal care and hygiene, toileting, and mobility. Creates a safe environment for patients. Acts as liaison between patient and nurse to report changes or concerns. Provides high-level customer service to all patients, patient's family, visitors and all employees. Participates in hand-off/report of pertinent information regarding patient and departmental needs upon arrival and when leaving.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/CertificationBLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)EducationNoneWork ExperienceRecent experience in a healthcare environment, with a preference for the setting in which they are applying (preferred)TrainingNoneLanguageNoneSkillsAbility to clearly communicate to other members of the healthcare teamAbility to understand and follow directions of healthcare teamKnowledge 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 precautionsAbility to work in a teamBasic hygiene and activities of daily living careCompassionate, relationship-based approach in care activitiesAccountability for completion of assigned tasksEscalation of concerns via chain of commandCreate and maintain safety environmentAdvocacy and foreseeing safety issuesWorking ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occurMay be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuseMay be required to use physical restraintsMay be exposed to high noise levels and bright lightsMay be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluidsMay be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materialsMay have periods of constant interruptionsProlonged periods of working alonePatient PopulationDemonstrates 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.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+ 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:**24**Work Shift:**All (United States of America)**Department:**Nursing Float Pool - Lorain_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 youd 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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