Join largest Catholic health system, and the second-largest nonprofit hospital chain CommonSpirit Health as Patient Care Assistant in London Kentucky at CHI Saint Joseph London. Read role and responsibility to apply Nurse Assistant jobs nearby in London.
Position : Patient Care Assistant
Location : London, Kentucky
Job Type : Full-time
Employer : CHI Saint Joseph London
Category: Nurse Assistant
Department: Medical / Surgical 4th
Working Shift : Shift Day
Is Remote : No
Saint Joseph London is a 150-bed regional hospital located in London Kentucky. Founded in 1926 Saint Joseph London opened a new $152 million 340000-square foot regional facility in 2010. We offer the latest technology along with nationally ranked award-winning services. Our patient rooms are private with most overlooking a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment. Saint Joseph London treats patients from southeastern Kentucky including those from Clay Laurel Jackson Knox Pulaski Rockcastle and Whitley counties. 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.
Job Summary / PurposePerforms 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 ResponsibilitiesProvides 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 needsActs as a runner/transporter Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnelUpdates assigned bed status Maintains a safe environment by responding to all bed alarms, call lights, telephones and alerting the correct personKeeps 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 precautionsCommunicates with patient’s family, physicians, and unit personnel and peers in an accurate, courteous, and professional mannerOther duties as assigned by manager
Minimum QualificationsRequired Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President)Does Not ApplyRequired Education for Staff Job LevelsHigh School Diploma or GED.Required Licensure and CertificationsBLSPREFERRED QualificationsHealthcare experience preferred.
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