hrgeneralist | Patient Care Associate in Joplin, MO

Patient Care Associate

  • Mercy Health
  • $44,330.00 - 86,420.00 / Year *
  • 900 SE Murphy Blvd
  • Joplin, MO 64803
  • Part-Time
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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 Patient Care Associate works under the supervision of the Manager, Director, Administrative Supervisor and/or Executive Director of Patient Care Services, and is responsible for the delivery of efficient, safe patient care in assigned patient care units within the scope of practice as established by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and Mercy Hospital Joplin Policies and Procedures. Duties to include admission of patients according to hospital policy, gathering of data (i.e. glucose monitoring, vital signs, height and weight), and assisting with activities of daily living (ADL's) to include bathing, dressing and undressing, feeding, positioning, comforting, ambulation, passive range of motion and other activities as necessary. Comfort in floating to units/departments with varying patient populations and unit set-up is inherent for this department. May perform other assigned duties as required.



Assistance is provided by using the appropriate policy, protocols, standards of practice within the PCS scope of practice. Recognizes and reports abnormalities in patient condition or monitored data to the
appropriate staff. Recognizes limitations, and seeking additional assistance if necessary.

The Plan of Care is supported by admitting patients and completing the appropriate forms. Reports pertinent information to staff and collaboration with the healthcare team to plan/provide patient care as evidenced by documentation.

Care is provided by assisting patients with activities of daily living in a timely and caring manner. Documents the patient's response to procedures, therapies, medications and interventions. Demonstrates or developing proficiency in performing and/or assisting in procedures and therapies according to policy and procedures.

Documentation is provided by ensuring that the patient record reflects the plan of care, patient care delivered and the status during his or her care and discharge. Ensures that the information is legible, concise, accurate, objective and timely, while meeting hospital standards.

Leadership is provided by directing and coordinating assignments and care given by team members based on staff competencies, experience and scope of responsibility. Participates in the PI process and identifying opportunities to improve patient care delivery, including collecting data, monitoring and implementing changes.
Enhancesg the learning opportunities to other staff, and by effectively contributing to the orientation of team members and students.

Adhere to Mercy HR attendance policy

Actively participate in GEMBA


Qualifications:

Because you re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That s why you ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

Education: High school or GED.

Certifications: BLS (Basic Life Support) before seeing patients independently

Other: Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills. Mercy PCA (Patient Care Associate) training within 3 months Of hire.

Skills required within 90 days of hire: Ability/skill to draw blood, care for immunocompromised patients and renal compromised patients.

Preferred: Previous Healthcare experience and/CNA

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.



Associated topics: bhlex, care assistant, certified residential medication aide, chha, elderly, gmc, lds, nurse, pcs, ward


* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.