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Location: Paducah, Kentucky
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Provides personal care services under the direction of a licensed nurse within the guidelines of the interdisciplinary team care plan to Homecare /Hospice patients.
To extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities with an emphasis on people who are poor or under-served.
Our Core Values
Compassion Excellence Human Dignity
Justice Sacredness of Life Service
The Mercy Standards
Effective Communication Compassionate Care Responsiveness
Accountability Teamwork Respect
It is expected that all duties and responsibilities of this position will be performed in a manner consistent with Our Mission, Our Core Values and The Mercy Standards.
Essential Functions (7-10 statements)
Assist patient with bath, mouth skin and hair care, using the bathroom/bedpan/commode, transfers,/ambulation, prescribed exercises. Perform incidental
household services that are essential to patients well-being at home. Takes patient vital signs, and report to RN as per POC. Assist with eating, preparing
meals- including special diet. Assists with shopping if patient has no other resources available. Accompanies patients to appointments (No driving permitted).
Reviews POC in home prior to providing service and documents according to agency standards. Provides emotional support and compassionate care to
patient/family. Practices active and empathetic listening- encouraging patient/family on life reflection. Reports significant changes in the patient's condition
or family situation immediately by calling the HP/HC office and notifying the PCC and/or the nurse case manager. Practices universal precautions according
to OSHA regulations and CHCI policy. Adheres to all HC/HP policies and procedural guidelines.
Department Specific Functions (2-4 statements)
Knowledgeable/complies with hospital/department policies/procedures. Contributes to care of environment by maintaining work area/assisting with light house-
keeping as needed. Knowledgeable/participates in hospitals performance improvement program. Utilizes computer system as needed for information and to
complete tasks. Maintains customer rights. Interacts with customers in a way that exemplifies hospital Core Values/ Mission. Attends annual in-service,
department meetings, and job related training sessions. Knowledgeable/adheres to hospital/department policies/procedures.
The above is intended to describe the general content and functions of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities. Associates may be required to perform other job related duties as required by their supervisor. The job description is subject to continual revisions as needed for patient care. Due to the services and care provided by this institution, associates may be requested to serve in related capacities as determined by their qualifications in a different unit, department and location, in an effort not to disrupt the provision of patient care.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Education: High school graduate or GED
Licensure:Completion of Nursing assistant course or equivalent, driver's license with appropriate insurance.
Certification(s):BLS validation required.
Experience: Hospital/skilled nursing facility with acceptable references .
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
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Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Work Shift:Days (United States of America)
All 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 you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, which is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.