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Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant I in Lexington, Kentucky

Patient Care Assistant I

CHI Saint Joseph Health SystemLexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Requisition ID 2022-276348 Employment Type Full Time Department Orthopedics Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Night Weekly Schedule 7p-7a Remote No Category Nurse Assistant

Overview

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed facility located in Lexington Kentucky. Founded in 1877 a small group of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky led by Sister Euphrasia Stafford began their health ministry. Their mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today. Saint Joseph Hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services including distinguished awards for cardiology orthopedics and stroke care. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Job Summary / Purpose

Performs a variety of routine tasks to support the delivery of safe, effective, cost-efficient patient care as delegated by the RN. They provide assistance in transporting, transferring and lifting. They perform cleaning Functions in patient care unit as delegated, and perform selected diagnostic tests.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff

  • Monitors and records vital signs

  • Assists in providing personal hygiene and physical care needs

  • Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output

  • Obtains and records daily weight

  • Performs blood glucose testing using blood glucose meter

  • Reports changes in patient’s status promptly to RN

  • Performs as patient care companion when needed

  • Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process

  • Performs unit housekeeping needs

  • Acts as a runner/transporter

  • Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel

  • Updates assigned bed status

  • Maintains a safe environment by responding to all bed alarms, call lights, telephones and alerting the correct person

  • Keeps patient environment clean, performs comfort rounds, keeps hallways clear of obstruction, no food or drink at the workstation, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions

  • Communicates with patient’s family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional manner

  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President)

Does Not Apply

Required Education for Staff Job Levels

High School Diploma or GED.

Required Licensure and Certifications

BLS

PREFERRED Qualifications

Healthcare experience preferred.

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to

a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,

ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected

by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,

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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.

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