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Patient Care Assistant Medical Surgical

Company: CHI Saint Joseph Health System
Location: Lexington
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities:
Full time, 7p-7a, Saint Joseph Main Hospital, 4A Medical Surgical

Qualifications:
Your time at work should be fulfilling.Rewarding. Inspiring. Thats what youll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. Youll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together well create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career atCatholic Health Initiatives!Job Summary / PurposeOrganizes and promotes efficient workflow within the unit.Essential Key Job ResponsibilitiesActs as a communication liaison by greeting all internal and external customers to proactively meet service requests and to promote positive customer relations.Provides patient care under the supervision of licensed staff, Charge Nurse, Clinical Manager, Unit Manager or Director of Nursing in performing electrocardiograph exams, watching monitors for unit patients, informing the RN of significant rhythms and admitting/discharging patients from the monitoring system.Maintains designated hospital competencies validated by the Competency Based Orientation (CBO) plan.Demonstrates a strong belief and behaviors consistent with the Saint Joseph Health Mission and Core Values (Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence).Complies with safety and emergency procedures.Complies with organizational policies.Documents activities consistent with organizational guidelines.Performs critical/frequent procedures or services.Provides care/services based on identified needs.Uses required equipment for providing care/services.Consults with organizational resources.Demonstrates professional responsibility as per job classification.Demonstrates Core Values Guest Relations/Guest Service Standards.Demonstrates Core Values Based on Behavioral Standards.Other duties as assigned by management.Minimum QualificationsRequired Education for Staff Job LevelsHigh School Diploma or GEDRequired Licensure and CertificationsCertification from an approved nursing assistant course, previous experience as a nurse assistant, or one completed semester of healthcare related clinical experience. BLS from American Heart Association required.Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesAdequate conversational English is required in order that the individual be able to take direction from management, understand how to complete job tasks, communicate adequately with patients and co-workers as necessary, understand and follow safety guidelines, and understand the Associate Handbook and all hospital policies. Must be able to successfully identify cardiac rhythms within the initial orientation period.PREFERRED QualificationsPrevious successful experience with cardiac monitoring. One year of secretarial experience and previous exposure to medical terminology. Be proficient in keyboarding and possess good Windows platform computer skills.

Keywords: CHI Saint Joseph Health System, Lexington , Patient Care Assistant Medical Surgical, Healthcare , Lexington, Kentucky

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