Job Description

Location: St. Joseph Medical Center
Posted Date: 1/15/2020

Summary Under supervision and direction of the Clinical Nurse and according to

established procedures, provides routine service duties, technical and nursing

procedures necessary to provide for care, comfort and safety of patients.

Performs tasks, assists patients with personal hygiene and meals and

ambulates patients according to specific procedures. Maintains patient and

unit environment in a clean and orderly condition. Utilizes basic knowledge

of age related differences in delivering patient care. Promotes the therapeutic

milieu and the efficiency of the healthcare team by providing assistance with

activities of daily living, unless the patient needs are such that adverse health

consequences are predictable and by assisting in the provision of a safe and

clean environment.



Service Consistently supports and communicates the Mission, Vision, and

Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.

Upholds the Standards of Conduct and Corporate Compliance.

Responsible for honest behavior in all matters. To the best of the

employee’s knowledge and understanding, complies with all

Federal and State laws and regulations.

Maintains the privacy and security of all confidential and protected

health information. Uses and discloses only that information

which is necessary to perform the function of the job.

People Incorporates the patient’s physiological, psychological, cultural,

developmental and spiritual needs into patient care.

Consistently follows patient care, and facility guidelines and

procedures in performance.

Responds to patient call lights to determine needs and relays

information to nursing personnel.


Distributes patient trays and nourishments, assists patients with

feeding and collects trays at end of meal.

Completes various duties as requested, such as retrieving and

delivering supplies, specimens, instruments, test results.

Provides continuous observations of the patients.

Provides for patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction.

Maintains patient environment in a safe and orderly manner.


Completes annual education requirements.

Maintains competency, as evidenced by completion of competency

validation requirements.

Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of

practice, trends, and developments.

Promotes of a culture of patient safety which results in the

identification and reduction of unsafe practices.

Uses judgment to prioritize patient care.

Implements measures to prevent exposure to blood and body


Identifies risks to patients with actions taken to prevent patient


Accurately documents basic procedures and treatments in patient’s


Maintains patient and physical environment in a clean and orderly


Assists in transferring patients, beds and patient care equipment to

other rooms, using necessary safety precautions.

Other duties as assigned.

Growth: Enhances the patient experience by fostering a positive

relationship with customers.

Contributes to improving patient satisfaction results.


Finance: Promotes stewardship of hospital resources while ensuring quality

patient care.





Current Nurse’s Aide Certification (CNA).

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Technical, clerical, interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.

Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification required.

Other certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.

Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Must possess the skills and knowledge necessary to provide a safe

environment for all patients in high stress environments.

Must be comfortable working with patients and family members during the

dying process.

Must be comfortable working with all patients regardless of age, sex, religious

affiliation or any other protected category.

Must possess the ability to effectively and professionally communicate with

other members of the health care team.

PREFERRED Bi or Multilingual.

At least one year of experience as a personal care attendant in a long term care

facility or home health care agency is preferred.

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