Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant, Ortho, Medical Surgical, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

Patient Care Assistant, Ortho, Medical Surgical, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital


Days, Full Time, 7A-7P

This role is responsible for providing a variety of routine patient care activities and support services including general clerical and reception duties under the supervision of a registered nurse. Assists nurse, physicians, and families as needed

-Recognizes changes in patient status and reports appropriate information to registered nurse.

-Assists with admission, transportation and discharge of patients

Demonstrates knowledge of the principals of growth and development over the life span of the patient to include neonatal, infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric.

-Assists patient with dressing and undressing

-Assists patient with grooming and maintaining proper and clean appearance

-Assists patient with elimination/toileting needs

-Assists the patient with oral care

-Assists patients in transferring, repositioning, alignment and ambulation

-Accommodates patient’s needs through responding appropriately to patient’s verbal/nonverbal expressions of needs

-Safeguards patient’s property

-Keeps patient’s living areas pleasant and orderly

-Maintains patient’s self-esteem, privacy and confidentiality of personal information.

-Provides patients with opportunities for independence and choice consistent with their plan of care.

-Assures patient’s rights are protected and that all patients, families, and significant others are made aware of patient’s rights.

-Measures body functions and documents care provided to patients

-Receives and shares information, observes and reports patients condition and any change of status to registered nurse

-Provides Safety, Sitter services for the patient as assigned

-Demonstrates and practices appropriate hand hygiene in delivery of patient care

-Other duties as assigned.


Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

High School Diploma or GED required. BLS required.

CNA certification preferred.

Experience (required and preferred):

One year nursing assistant experience in acute or long-term care or successful completion of 1 semester medical/surgical clinical experience in a nursing program or successful completion of nursing assistant program.

Apply today to learn about what we can offer you. Please contact Kaitlin Bergman, Recruiter, @ for more details.

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Job Clinical Support


Daily Schedule 7A-7P

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0152906

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.