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Health Care Associate PICU Mercy Health St. Elizabeth

Job ID: 4671584
Updated: Today
Geographic Location: Youngstown
Department: PICU
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Other
Standard Hours: 40

Job Summary

The Health Care Associate works with his/her team partner(s), the Registered Nurse and the Hospitality Associate, to provide direct patient care.  As a member of the Patient Care Team, the Associate is cross-trained to perform a wide range of essential patient services.


The Associate performs a variety of basic population-specific duties to assist in the care of the patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN).  All clinical care will be done under the direction of the RN who has determined appropriate tasks for delegation.  The Health Care Associate makes observations as directed by the RN and reports deviations to the RN.

Qualifications - Minimum




 - High School Diploma/GED

 - State-tested Nurse Assistant or completion of HCA training related to acute care setting.

 - Nursing  Student  who has completed first semester of  acute care hospital-based clinical experience.



  1. Experience in providing direct patient care.
  2. Computer literacy.
  3. Previous experience working in specialty area.
  4. Basic CPR


Hours per pay period: 80

Hours: Variable

Monday Through Friday.


Shift and Job Schedule

Job Shift: Other, Job Schedule: Full-Time


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy to  abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Other Information

  1. Performs general patient care including, but not limited to:  bathing, mouth care, changing linens, dressing patient, back rubs, elimination, hygiene and other needs as expressed.
  2. Observes patient’s responses and reports any adverse reaction or other pertinent information to Registered Nurse.

3.   Demonstrates competency in providing population specific care determined by patient populations served.

4.   Obtains and records vital signs (Blood Pressure, Temperature, Pulse, and Respirations), height and                                                                                                                                     weight.

5.   Lifts, ambulates and transports patient.  Seeks assistance as needed.

6.   Positions patient and performs range of motion. 

7.   Anticipates patient’s needs and responds in a timely manner to patient and other caregiver requests.

8.   Provides friendly assistance to patient’s family members and visitors.

9.   Collects specimens (i.e., urine, stool, sputum) and ensures timely transport of specimens to the lab.

10. Reapplies oxygen therapy.

11. Performs electrocardiogram (ECG).

12. Performs simple skin / wound care as directed by the RN.

13. Performs non-medicatedenemas. 

14. Observes standard precautions, hand-washing policy, Infection Control policies for Isolation, and

      aseptic techniques.                                                                                     

15. Demonstrates the use of A.I.D.E.T. during patient / family interactions.


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