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Company: Mercy
Location: St. Louis, MO
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

We're a Little Different

 

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

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. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its “Top 100 Places to Work.”


Overview:

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.

 

Responsibilities
Safety/Risk Management:
a. Demonstrates knowledge of and practices sound infection control techniques.
b. Assesses safety needs and provides for a safe environment: Fall Precautions; Restraint Management; Patient Identification; Unit/Departmental Specific Policies
c. Labels and properly secures guests/patients personal property.
d. Adheres to hospital wide safety regulations.
e. Performs equipment safety checks and reports faulty equipment/initiates repair.
f. Follows policy/procedure for completion of incident reports.
g. Follows confidentiality policy/procedure.
h. Complies with patient rights/regulations.

 

Coordination of Services:
a. 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.
d. Prioritizes appropriately and utilizes good judgement in use of time.
e. Participates in QI activities that ensure and enhance quality of patient care.

Primary Aspects:
a. Administers daily hygiene measures.
b. Performs routines daily activities: ambulation, passes trays, snacks, water, feeds patients, turns and
positions patients, observes for skin breakdown.
c. Gathers and records patient data.
d. Performs glucose testing.
e. Observes changes or unusual occurrences in patient condition and reports them immediately to the appropriate personnel.
f. Provides patients and their families with explanation of care and psychological support under the direction of the nurse.
g. Participates in the admission, discharge and transfer of patients and their belongings.
h. Applies knowledge of cost effectiveness without jeopardizing patient outcome.
i. Assures all patient charges/credits are entered appropriately.
j. Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments and change.

Communication Management:
a. Accepts delegation of tasks.
b. Communicates with other members of the HCT to optimize the care of the patient.

Technology:
a. Performs unit specific computer functions.
b. Performs clerical duties as needed (i.e., answers phones, monitors lights).


Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma, G.E.D. and/or current co-worker of Mercy. Successful completion of Basic Skills I course within one month of hire or transfer.

Certifications: BLS certification. CPR required.


Other: The physical demands described here are the representative of the minimums that must be met by an employee to perform all essential functions of the job. Most physical demands are below, plus: Minimal: lift floor to waist height of <42 lbs, carry 12 lbs (1 hand) and 27 lbs (2 hands), push < 30 lbs (horizontally) and <85 lbs (vertically), kneel or crouch, grip and pinch Occasional: pull < 40 lbs force , balance, Frequent: hand coordination, data entry

 

We Offer Great Benefits:


Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

 

 

We're bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.


At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We're expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.


What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, 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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