Pool Patient Care Assistant II; 7a-7p-Day Shift; Labor & Delivery
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
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
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
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
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.