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Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health Job Description St Elizabeth Youngstown Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position (2-3 sentences) Performs various general duties and assists in the provision of patient care of all age groups as directed by the Registered Nurse and Organizational Leadership. Provides direct care for patients, answers call lights, performs… clerical/courier/transporter functions. Collects data through a variety of means including observation and through the use of instrumentation. Recognizes and communicates pertinent information to multidisciplinary teams to ensure prompt attention to patient and departmental needs. Essential Job Functions Essential Functions (7-10) Statements – List the essential functions of the job. Essential functions are the reasons a job exists. Assist patients with measures of comfort and activities of daily living, including but not limited to bathing, feeding, toileting, dressing, and grooming. Assist patients with mobility by performing active and passive range of motion, lifting, turning, repositioning, ambulation, and transportation. Performs routine patient care as delegated by the Registered Nurse including but not limited to obtaining specimens, recording vital signs, applying ice/heat/compress/ dressings, intake/output, point of care testing, 12 lead EKG, and reapplying monitors. May perform CPR. Explains procedures to patients allaying apprehension and eliciting cooperation. May assist in restraining combative patients. Assists nursing team in the process of admitting, transferring, and discharging patients, including notifying appropriate individuals and departments, assembles patient charts and related paperwork, assisting and performing environmental orientation of patients, preparing, stocking, cleaning of rooms, documenting historical information, and securing belongings and valuables. Clerical skills/duties including but not limited to courier services, answering phones/call lights and orders, obtains, stocks, places, tests, discontinues, and removes patient equipment and supplies. Communicates and Documents pertinent patient and general information and services provided. Identifies, troubleshoots, and works with others as applicable to resolve issues and concerns. Participates in hand-off/report of pertinent information regarding patient and departmental needs upon arrival and when leaving. Other duties as assigned. Embraces Standards of Behavior. Demonstrates behavior consistent with Mission and Core Values. Holds Self and Others accountable for behaviors that promote service excellence. Provides excellent customer service. 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. Patient Population The following must be included in all position descriptions that involve direct or indirect patient care. This is a Joint Commission requirement. Also, select the age of the patient population served: ? Demonstrates 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) ? Adolescents (13-17 years) ? Infant (1-12 months) ? Adults (18-64 years). ? Pediatrics (1-12 years) ? Geriatrics (65 years and older) ? Not applicable to this position. Employment Qualifications Education Qualifications – List the minimum education, training, and experience required to perform the essential functions of the position. Required Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED Specialty/Major: Click or tap here to enter text. Preferred Education: Choose an item. Specialty/Major: Click or tap here to enter text. Licensing/ Certification – If registration, certification or licensure is required, include the name of the accrediting or licensing body. Licensure/Certification Required: CPR Licensure/Certification Preferred: Click or tap here to enter text. Minimum Qualifications Minimum Years and Type of Experience: Must be currently enrolled in a professional school of nursing and have successfully completed one clinical nursing course and one clinical experience, or be within 90 days post- graduation. Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Must be currently enrolled in a professional school of nursing and have successfully completed one clinical nursing course and one clinical experience and be CPR certified. Maintains and Demonstrates competency in required clinical skills/competencies. Demonstrates computer literacy and basic technological abilities or completion of basic computer class. Must be able to read and comprehend written instructions and patient information. Accurately reporting and documenting data and services provided. Good Interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with the multidisciplinary team and patients in a manner that fosters the team concept and supports the core values of the organization. Must be flexible and able to adapt to change and constant interruptions, with the ability to set and meet deadlines. Ability to manage and prioritize – multiple activities while working in a fast paced, environment. Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: ? Combination of post-secondary education and experience in lieu of a degree. V.Working Conditions This section addresses the physical environment in which the employee will perform the work. ? Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur. ? Long-distance or air travel as needed- not to exceed 10% travel. ? General office environment. ? May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights. ? May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse. ? May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.* ? May be required to use physical restraints. ? May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.* ? May be exposed to adverse weather conditions; cold, hot, dust, wind, etc. ? May have periods of constant interruptions. ? Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions. ? Prolonged periods of working alone. ? Other: Requiring changing from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. * Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control. VI.Physical Requirements Physical Demands Frequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100% Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.) ? ? ? ? Lifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.) ? ? ? ? Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.) ? ? ? ? Push/ Pull (50-100 lbs.) ? ? ? ? Stoop, Kneel ? ? ? ? Crawling ? ? ? ? Climbing ? ? ? ? Balance ? ? ? ? Bending ? ? ? ? Work Position Sitting ? ? ? ? Walking ? ? ? ? Standing ? ? ? ? VII.Additional Physical Requirements/ Hazards Physical Requirements Hazards Select if a physical requirement for this job. Select if a potential hazard for this job. ? Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination) ? Depth perception ? Perform shift work ? Use of Latex Gloves ? Maneuver weight of patients ? Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents ? Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder ? Exposure to moving mechanical parts ? Reach above shoulder ? Exposure to dust/fumes ? Repetitive arm/hand movements ? Exposure to potential electrical shock ? Finger Dexterity ? Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy ? Color Vision ? Exposure to high pitched noises ? Acuity ? far ? Gaseous risk exposure ? Acuity ? near ? 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 status Scheduled Weekly Hours: 0.01 Work Shift: All (United States of America) Department: 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). Accordingly, 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, Ohio or Bon Secours ? Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email 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 Mercy Health is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. Mercy Health is the largest health system in Ohio and among the top five employers in the state, with more than 33,500 employees serving communities throughout Ohio and in Kentucky. Mercy Health provided care for patients more than 6.8 million times in 2017. The system includes assets of $6.8 billion and nearly 500 care facilities including 23 hospitals and 26 post-acute care facilities including senior living communities, hospice programs and home health agencies. Its clinically integrated network of more than 2,700 health care providers coordinates more effective and efficient care for more than 350,000 patients, saving money for taxpayers through the Medicare Shared Savings Program. As part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, the ministry provides nearly $2 million per day in community benefit. For more information, visit