Catholic Health Initiatives CARE ASST-HEALTH UNIT COORD, Saint Joseph East, Full-time Nights in LEXINGTON, Kentucky

CARE ASST-HEALTH UNIT COORD, Saint Joseph East, Full-time Nights


Position Summary : Provides patient care under the supervision of licensed staff, Charge

Nurse, Clinical Manager, Unit Manager or Director of Nursing. Organizes and promotes efficient workflow

within the unit. Acts as a communication

liaison by greeting all internal and external customers to proactively meet

service requests and to promote positive customer relations.


Requirements/ Qualifications: High school diploma or GED


Effective September 1, 2017, current BLS

through the American Heart Association, or a previously approved provider, will

be required before employment.

Requires certification from an approved nursing

assistant course, previous experience as a nurse assistant, or one completed

semester of healthcare related clinical experience. Prefer one year of secretarial experience and

previous exposure to medical terminology.

Be proficient in keyboarding and possess good Windows platform computer

skills. Maintains designated hospital

competencies validated by the Competency Based Orientation (CBO) plan. Demonstrates a strong belief and behaviors

consistent with the Saint Joseph HealthCare Mission and Core Values (Reverence,

Integrity, Compassion and Excellence).

Adequate 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.

Working Relationships: Reports to the manager and is

responsible to the LPN or RN for delegated assignments. Daily contact is with co-workers, managers,

social services, medical staff, students, clergy, patients, families, visitors,

volunteers and the general public. May

have contact with members of the Health Care Delivery team such as students,

medical staff, physical therapy, respiratory, etc. as well as medical

representatives, interns, externs, insurance agents, representatives of

licensing/regulatory boards and physician offices.

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions :

Physical coordination, mobility, verbal

articulation, vision, and learning must be easily performed. May be exposed to blood, body tissues and

fluids regularly, as well as other hazardous waste materials. Must be able to tolerate environmental

temperature fluctuations. May be exposed

to radiation, toxins, dust, cytotoxins, and/or poisonous substances. May be exposed, periodically, to physical

injury, burns, noise, and some electrical hazards.

Must work in a variety of situations and adhere to

Hospital policies in accordance with safety requirements, including standard

and transmission based infection control and environmental precautions. Must function appropriately in emergency

situations. Must deal appropriately with

aggressive personalities through the use of effective communication and, as

needed, use of the chain of command. Must also be able to walk, stand

extensively, bend, stoop, squat, visually discriminate close objects, hear and

distinguish normal sounds.

Must be able to perform a variety of tasks under

stressful conditions with frequent interruptions. Has the ability to concentrate, set

priorities and make decisions while responding to changes in the work environment

in a timely manner. Demonstrates

emotional stability when dealing with difficult situations and deals

effectively with grief, loss and death.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are EqualOpportunity Employers

Job Patient Care Support


Daily Schedule 7p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0133689