Patient Care Associate: 7 South-A

Employment Type



: Miscellaneous

Under the supervision of an RN, performs basic patient care and other related technical and clinical support activities.

Detailed responsibilities:
• Performs basic patient care activities as delegated and supervised by an RN, including but not limited to: monitoring vital signs, EKG testing, phlebotomy, taking blood glucose measurements, and recording intake and output.
• Assists patients with tending to personal care and activities of daily living, including bathing, grooming, and eating
• Monitors patient status and response; Reports abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental, and emotional conditions to nursing staff.
• Assists with keeping patient rooms/areas stocked, clean and orderly.
• Assist with transporting patients, as needed.

Competencies and skills:
• STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.
• CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.
• ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
• RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.
• PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems.
• ORGANIZATION SKILLS: Organizes work to achieve maximum efficiency.
• PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: 'Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers'
• PATIENT SAFETY - ANCILLARY/SUPPORT: Contributes to a safe patient care environment.

• Other Education Source
• Other Education Source

Education specialization:
• Phlebotomy Competency
• Electrocardiogram Competency

• BLS Certification

Other information:
Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Required Work Experience: 6 month patient care experience required if no prior completion of patient care training.

••EKG and phlebotomy competencies are required within 6 months of hire date

Working conditions:
• Bending and Stooping    60.00%
• Climbing    20.00%
• Keyboard Entry    60.00%
• Kneeling    60.00%
• Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater    60.00%
• Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient    60.00%
• Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient    60.00%
• Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient    60.00%
• Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient    60.00%
• Pushing or Pulling > 75 lbs Non-Patient    60.00%
• Reaching    60.00%
• Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm    60.00%
• Running    40.00%
• Sitting    60.00%
• Squatting    60.00%
• Standing    60.00%
• Walking    60.00%
• Audible Speech    60.00%
• Hearing Acuity    60.00%
• Depth Perception    60.00%
• Distinguish Color    60.00%
• Seeing - Far    60.00%
• Seeing - Near    60.00%
• Bio hazardous Waste    60.00%
• Biological Hazards - Respiratory    60.00%
• Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion    60.00%
• Blood and/or Bodily Fluids    60.00%
• Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens    60.00%
• Cytotoxic Chemicals    20.00%
• Dust    40.00%
• Gas/Vapors/Fumes    60.00%
• Hazardous Chemicals    20.00%
• Hazardous Medication    20.00%
• Latex    20.00%
• Computer Monitor    60.00%
• Domestic Animals    20.00%
• Moving Mechanical Parts    60.00%
• Needles/Sharp Objects    60.00%
• Potential for Physical Assault    20.00%
• Radiation    20.00%
• Wet or Slippery Surfaces    60.00%

Organizational Profile:
Since the opening of the one-story, 100-bed Memorial Hospital in 1953, the South Florida community has benefited from caring and compassionate healthcare at Memorial Regional Hospital. Today, with 553 beds and as the flagship facility of Memorial Healthcare System, Memorial Regional Hospital is one of Florida’s largest and most sophisticated hospitals, offering leading-edge care and technologies. Services include:
  • Medical and Surgical Services
  • Emergency Room and Level I Trauma Center
  • Memorial Cancer Institute
  • Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute
  • Memorial Neuroscience Institute
  • The Family Birthplace
  • Women’s Services
  • Wasie Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
We are also home to a team of dedicated professionals, all of whom deliver nationally recognized, award-winning care. Memorial Regional Hospital has received Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Satisfaction (Inpatient Behavioral Health) for three consecutive years, has been recognized by Truven Health Analytics as one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, and for the last seven years has received the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.

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