Catholic Health Initiatives PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT, CCH 3S, Saint Joseph Hospital, PRN, Days in LEXINGTON, Kentucky

PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT, CCH 3S, Saint Joseph Hospital, PRN, Days


Position Summary : Provides patient care under the supervision of licensed

staff, Charge Nurse, Clinical Manager, Unit Manager or Director of

Nursing. Acts as a communication liaison

by greeting all internal and external customers to proactively meet service

requests and to promote positive customer relations.


Requirements: High school diploma

or GED required. Requires

certification from an approved nursing assistant course, previous experience as

a nurse assistant, or one completed semester of healthcare related clinical

experience. 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. 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.

Physical Requirements andEnvironmental Conditions (Continued) :

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.

Job Patient Care Support


Daily Schedule 7a

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0119804