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Patient Care Tech - Oncology - Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital

Company: Bon Secours Mercy Health
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthSummary of Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe Patient Care Tech (PCT) provides direct patient care under the guidance of the Registered Nurse or designated health care professional in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and within the policies, procedures, and guidelines of Bon Secours Mercy Health.Essential Job Functions

  • Provides basic patient care to include, but not limited to, care and comfort, vital sign measurement, personal care and hygiene, and assists with mobility, including unit-based specialty duties.
  • Acts as liaison between patient and nurse to report changes and/or concerns.
  • Provides high-level customer service to all patients, patient's family, visitors, and employees.
  • Provides accurate, precise, timely documentation when applicable for patient care.
  • Participates in hand-off/report of pertinent information regarding patient and departmental needs upon arrival and when leaving.
  • Performs delegated tasks once competency has been validated.
  • Mobilizes patients using therapeutic transfer techniques which foster independence and safety.
  • Fosters independence by encouraging patients to complete tasks as independently as possible.
  • Individualizes care based on patient's interests and hobbies.This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.Licensing/CertificationBLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from approved source prior to direct patient care)Must have completed one of the following: (required)Successful completion of nursing aide training program ORSuccessful passing of STNA State Tested Nurse Aide (required if OH LTC), OR CNA Certified Nurse Aide, OR Nurses Aide state testing.EducationNoneWork ExperienceRecent experience in acute care, physician's office, home health/hospice, or long term care facility, with a preference for the setting in which they are applying (preferred)TrainingMust have completed nursing training program such as CNA, STNA, Care Partner, etc.EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (preferred)LanguageNoneSkills
    • Ability to clearly communicate to other members of the healthcare team
    • Ability to understand and follow directions of healthcare team
    • Knowledge of patient and healthcare safety standards and regulations (i.e. falls, skin breakdown, suicide prevention, environment of care)
    • Knowledge and demonstration of infection prevention and transmission-based precautions
    • Understanding of clerical duties and office-based technology
    • Ability to work in a team
    • Patient data collection and documentation (i.e. vital signs, intake/output, change in patient condition)
    • Basic hygiene and activities of daily living care
    • Ability to assist with feeding, hydration, and nutrition
    • Ability to assist with bowel and bladder elimination
    • Ability to assist with ambulation and patient mobility
    • Use of clinical technology
    • Compassionate, relationship-based approach in care activities
    • Accountability for completion of assigned tasks
    • Escalation of concerns via chain of commaWorking ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occurMay be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuseMay be required to use physical restraintsMay be exposed to high noise levels and bright lightsMay be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluidsMay be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materialsMay have periods of constant interruptionsProlonged periods of working alonePhysical RequirementsLifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 67-100%Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%Stoop/Kneel 34-66%Crawling 1-33%Climbing 1-33%Balance 34-66%Bending 67-100%Sitting 34-66%Walking 67-100%Standing 67-100%Additional Physical Requirements/HazardsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephone/audio recorderReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity - farAcuity - nearDepth perceptionUse of latex productsExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesExposure to potential electrical shockExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesGaseous risk exposurePatient PopulationDemonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.Neonates (0-4 weeks)Infant (1-12 months)Pediatrics (1-12 years)Adolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:
      • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
      • Prescription drug coverage
      • Flexible spending accounts
      • Life insurance w/AD&D
      • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
      • Paid time off
      • Educational Assistance
      • And much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusS cheduled Weekly Hours:36Work Shift:Days/Nights (United States of America)Department:Oncology Nursing - FairfieldAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If youd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

Keywords: Bon Secours Mercy Health, Fairfield , Patient Care Tech - Oncology - Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital, Healthcare , Fairfield, Ohio

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