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Patient Care Assistant Licensed - Med/Surg - Paducah KY

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Paducah
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthAbout UsAs a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Mercy Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Mercy Health seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.Next Steps:Complete an online application. Complete the task to take the application assessment. Upon completion of your assessment, you may be sent an email with a link and instructions to complete the HireVue video interview. ClickHEREto opt in to receive the link for the video interview via text message and speed up the interview process. Message and data rates may apply.Job Summary:A Patient Care Technician (PCT) provides basic health care and support to patients under the guidance of the Registered Nurse or designated healthcare professional. As part of our team, the Patient Care Tech (PCT) is responsible for sanitizing and cleaning patients' rooms, monitoring patients' health and vital signs as well as assisting patients with basic needs like feeding and grooming.Essential Functions:

  • Acts as liaison between patient and nurse by monitoring and recording patients daily activities; report any drastic changes to a nurse or physician
  • Perform nursing procedures such as administering medications, changing bandage dressing, or checking temperatures
  • Ensure patients are comfortable in bed; adjust bed settings and/or reposition/turn patient as needed
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit
  • Assist patient with any daily exercises, physical therapy, or mobilization efforts patient has been prescribed
  • Other duties as assignedEducation:
    • High School Degree or GEDLicensure/Certification:
      • One of the following is required:
        • STNA (State Tested Nurse Aide)
        • CNA (Certified Nurse Aide)
        • OR currently enrolled in an accredited nursing program and has completed one clinical nursing course and/or one clinical rotation
        • Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)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, not required)Skills & Abilities:
            • Possesses problem-solving skills with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
            • Engage with staff and patients in a professional manner
            • Ability to be proactive in a rapidly changing environmentMercy 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 moreScheduled Weekly Hours:36Work Shift:DaysDepartment:Med/Surg Unit - Lourdes - Med/Surg 4Th FloorAll 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 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

Keywords: Mercy Health, Clarksville , Patient Care Assistant Licensed - Med/Surg - Paducah KY, Other , Paducah, Tennessee

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