**Patient Care Associate**
**Strength Through Diversity**
Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.
**_Roles & Responsibilities:_**
+ Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned area.
+ Performs and records patient’s vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respirations. Documents intake and output and other data as assigned
+ Obtains patient’s rating on pain scales as a fifth vital sign in all areas except Pediatrics
+ Performs clinical procedures, such as specimen collection, venipuncture, EKG, application of compression devices, post-mortem care, and maintenance of skin integrity. Sets up for selected procedures and assists RN’s accordingly.
+ Assists patient with activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing and/or toileting. Orients patients to clinical environment. Assists patient with ambulation and all levels of mobilization.
+ Assists with dietary functions, including delivering and collecting patient trays at bedside, passing menus to patients and assisting them with menu completion, mixing nutritional supplements, reporting variation in eating patterns to RN/Dietitian, and maintaining accurate and timely systems for transmission of patient dietary orders and changes
+ Maintains a safe, clean and functional environment, including ensuring for the comfortable
+ Movement of the patient. Assists the patient in room maintenance, such as bed-stripping and trash removed, when necessary
+ Performs on-to-one observation or close observation status of patients, e.g. safety, elopement risk, or suicide prevention
+ Maintains “isolation status” for patients under direction of an RN and according to set procedures
+ Performs scheduled rounding on patients with emphasis on caring for toileting needs, comfort, and positioning and pain awareness. Documents on rounding log. Notifies RN is rounding has not been completed.
+ Utilizes Vocera system according to sign in/sign out protocol where activated
+ Greets visitors and answers telephones promptly and courteously. Escorts visitors to appropriate area, when necessary. Provides information as appropriate.
+ Answers Patient Call System and refers calls to appropriate staff.
+ Maintains a safe, clean and functional environment, including removing trash and bringing physical plant and equipment problems to the attention of the managers.
+ Transports patients to stretchers or wheelchairs, as required
+ Delivers and collects trays and bedside, delivers flowers to patients.
+ Strips units/cubicles
+ Preform emergency clean-up and transports.
+ Transport specimens.
+ High School Diploma (graduate or equivalent).
+ Certificate of completion of a medical assistant/patient care assistant with skills in venipuncture and EKG
+ Three to nine months of healthcare experience preferred
+ Heartsaver and/ or BCLS Certification from American Heart Association
+ Interpersonal skills to communicate and collaborate effectively with other members of the Specialty Service
+ High Quality Patient Care.
+ Ability to set priorities, problem solve, use proper judgment in difficult situations and be flexible.
+ Good communication skills.
+ Sufficient oral and writing skills in the English language in order to communicate effectively
+ Physical stamina and manual dexterity to perform a variety of tasks and skills in the area of assignment
**_Strength Through Diversity_**
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong, and are able to professionally advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.
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**_Who We Are_**
**Over 42,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.**
**Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai Morningside ( Formerly St Luke’s), and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.**
_The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran, immigration, citizenship, or other protected status._
**EOE including Veterans and Disabled**