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Patient Care Associate - Operating Room - Days- PRN

Company: Mercy
Location: Joplin
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Job Description:

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 shift coordinator and reports to the Director/Manager. The Patient Care Associate is responsible for assisting with the delivery of patient care within the scope of Mercy Hospital's policies and procedures.

Assistance is provided by using the appropriate policy, protocols, standards of practice within the PCA 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 assisting with admitting patients and completing the appropriate forms. Reports pertinent information to staff and collaboration with the healthcare team to plan/provide patient care.

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 develops proficiency in performing and/or assisting in procedures and therapies according to policy and procedures.

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

Leadership is provided by organizing assignments and care given by team members in a timely manner. Participates in the PI process and identifies opportunities to improve patient care delivery, including collecting data, monitoring and implementing changes.
Enhances the learning opportunities to other staff, and effectively contributes to the orientation of team members and students.

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: GED or High school equivalent.
Certifications: PCA Patient Care Associate Training mut be completed before seeing patients independently. BLS Basic Life Support Within 3 Months Of Hire.
Other: Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills. Mandatory callback requirement for dept with 20 minute response time. May be cross trained to hold retractors during cases. Will be crosstrained to work all departments within surgery center and may flex schedules.
Preferred Experience: Previous healthcare experience and knowledge of sterile techniques.
Preferred Other: Medical terminology, good attention to detail

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, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

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.

Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

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Keywords: Mercy, Joplin , Patient Care Associate - Operating Room - Days- PRN, Other , Joplin, Missouri

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