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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.less thanbr> Responsibilitiesless thanbr>Safety/Risk Management:less thanbr>a. Demonstrates knowledge of and practices sound infection control techniques.less thanbr>b. Assesses safety needs and provides for a safe environment: Fall Precautions; Restraint Management; Patient Identification; 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/regulations.less thanbr>Coordination of Services:less thanbr>a. Assists in the orientation of new/float personnel.less thanbr>b. Acquires adequate supplies to perform daily care.less thanbr>c. Acquires, sets up, and properly disposes of equipment for special procedures abd discharge roomsless thanbr>d. Prioritizes appropriately and utilizes good judgement in use of time.less thanbr>e. Participates in QI activities that ensure and enhance quality of patient care.less thanbr>f.. Maintains work area by performing the following activities:less thanbr>-procures necessary forms/supplies as needed for unit and patient care needs.less thanbr>-maintains accurate census information and updates electronic bed board/daily log.less thanbr>g. Coordinates workflow by communicating to the appropriate personnel in a timely manner.less thanbr>Primary Aspects:less thanbr>a. Administers daily hygiene measures.less thanbr>b. Performs routine 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 and documents in EMR.less thanbr>d. Performs bedside glucose testing.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 the directionless thanbr>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 outcomes.less thanbr>i. Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments and change.less thanbr>j. Maintains EMR:less thanbr>k. Verifies that appropriate charges have been documented and entered into the computer.less thanbr>l. Assures all patient charges/credits/accommodation codes are entered appropriately.less thanbr>m. Completion of charge entry for complex procedures IV infusions and departmental supplies.less thanbr>n. Completes the charge reconciliation process.less thanbr>Communication Management:less thanbr>a. Accepts delegation of tasks.less thanbr>b. Communicates with other members of the HCT to optimize the care of the patient.less thanbr>c. Supports downtime of EMR by planning/preparation as directed.