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Patient Care Associate - Oncology Nights - Mercy Health Saint Louis, MO

Patient Care Associate - Oncology Nights - Mercy Health Saint Louis, MO

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**Overview****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.****If you are not currently employed by Mercy Hospital St. Louis as a PCA/PCT or Behavioral Health Tech, you must be available to complete a full-time 2 week training class held Monday through Friday, 7am to 3:30 pm, immediately upon hire. Upon successful completion of the class component, 100 hours of clinical department training are also required.**This position requires 36 hours/week from 6:30PM-7:00AM with rotating weekends and Holidays.**Responsibilities and Qualifications**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.**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:**+ High School Diploma or G.E.D required+ If you are not currently employed by Mercy Hospital St. Louis as a PCA/PCT or Behavioral Health Tech, you must be available to complete a full-time 2 week training class held Monday through Friday, 7am to 3:30 pm, immediately upon hire. Upon successful completion of the class component, 100 hours of clinical department training are also required.**Responsibilities:**Safety/Risk Management:1. Follows policy/procedure for Incident Report/ Sentinel Events.2. Follows Privacy / Confidentiality Policy.a. Respects privacy and dignity by keeping patients covered and pulling shades.b. Knock before entering.c. Observe patient confidentiality.3. Complies with Infection Control Guidelines.a. Aseptic technique.b. Compliance with appropriate isolation precautions, wears gloves appropriately, wears safety glasses.d. Keeps doors closed, maintains room traffic to a minimum.e. Proper labeling of laboratory specimens.f. Proper disposal of biohazard materials.g. Follows isolation precautions.4. Creates a Safe Environment by adhering to safety goal programs and policies:a. Assessing for and implementing Fall Precaution Program.b. Keeps rooms free of clutter to prevent patient falls.c. Restraint Management.d. Utilization of Patient I.D. identifiers.e. Communication hand offs.5. Respects patient/guest s personal property.a. Labels and properly secures guests/patients property.B. Essential Duties1. Adheres to hospital wide and specific department safety regulations.a. Radiation Safety.b. Fire and Tornado.c. Environmental Safety.2. Performs equipment safety checks and reports faulty equipment and initiates repairs.3. Complies with patients rights/regulations.Coordination of Services:1. Supports family centered care philosophy as demonstrated by the following behaviors:a. Demonstrates initiative to include family input into workflow and daily routine to meet patient/family needs.b. Demonstrates ability to work with and will seek out resources to assist when necessary with culturally diverse populations.2. Coordinates workflow by communicating to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.a. Communicates with ancillary departments to coordinate care in a timely manner.b. Notifies RN of changes in the patient condition.3. Demonstrates proper time management skills and ability to prioritize.6. Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload and assignments.a. Follows the self-schedule guidelines.b. Fulfills holiday requirements.7. Essential Dutiesa. Assists in the orientation of new/float personnel.b. Acquires adequate supplies to perform daily care.c. Acquires, sets up and properly disposes of equipment for special procedures.c. Utilizes resources appropriately.8. Participates in quality improvement activities that ensure and enhance quality patient care and / or reporting mechanisms.a. Turn Teamb. Mobility HourPrimary Aspects:1. Demonstrates caring practices in interactions with patients, families and other co-workers. Caring practices can be defined as, but not limited to, vigilance, engagement, and responsiveness to the patient and family.2. Documentation is factual, accurate, organized, complete, current, and confidential. Follows policies and procedures on documentation requirements which meet regulatory accreditation standards.a. Documents accurate I&Os.b. Documents meals, snacks and water intake.3. Administers daily hygiene.4. Performs routine daily activities:a. Ambulationb. Passes trays using restaurant style service and 2 patient identifiers.c. Delivers snacksd. Assists and feeds patients dependent upon the patient s ability.e. Turns and repositions patients, participating in the Turn Team.f. Observes for skin breakdown using the I See Red Program.5. Performs Sure Step Pro6. Provides patients and their families with explanation of care and psychological support under the direction of the nurse.7. Participates in the admission, discharge and transfer of patients and their belongings.8. Applies knowledge of cost effectiveness without jeopardizing patient outcome.9. Assures all patient charges/credits are entered appropriately.Communication Management:1. Communicates patient goals and changes in status to the RN caring for the patient and utilizes input to revise care delivered to the patient for optimum patient benefit.2. Hand off report is factual, accurate, organized, complete, current, and confidential and utilizes the S-BAR format.a. Shift report is carried out at the bedside and includes the patient.b. The white board is updated.3. Utilizes available resources as needed.4. Attends 75% of all team meetings.Technology:a. Demonstrates competence in initiating and maintaining use of routine equipment and procedures.b. Understands and navigates the patient\'s electronic medical record.c. Performs clerical duties as needed, answers phones and call lights.**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.**Keywords**Student Nurse; Nursing Student; PCT; Tech; PCA; Patient Care Tech**Requisition ID** _2017-754826_**Category** _Other Allied Health_**Position Type** _Full Time_**Shift(s)** _Holidays, Nights, Weekends_**Department** _Oncology_**Location** _US-MO-Saint Louis_ Associated topics: ancmg, aoa, breast, hem onc, hematology, lah, oncology, physician md do, radiation, thedacareSource:

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