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Dept-738 REQ #2481870
Title: Patient Care Associate
Roles & Responsibilities:
Responsible for patient care and support activities, promoting patient focused care within the unit or care center. Assists patient in activities of daily living, collecting specimens and performing procedures, maintaining a safe, clean environment. Other duties as assigned.
- Performs and maintains records of patient's vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiration. Documents intake and output.
- Performs specimen collection, and assists the RN in performing clinical procedures, such as venipuncture, physical exams, EKG, venodyn boots, post-mortem care, and maintenance of skin integrity. Sets up for selected procedures.
- Assists patient with activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, and/or toileting. Orients patients to the unit / care center environment. Assists patient in walking independently or with a walker.
- Assists with dietary functions, including delivering and collecting patient trays at bedside, providing menus and assisting patients with menu completion, mixing nutritional supplements, reporting variations in dietary status to RN or Dietician, and maintaining accurate and timely systems for transmission of dietary orders and changes.
- Maintains a safe, clean and functional environment, ensuring for comfortable movement of the patient. Backs up the Support Associate in patient room maintenance, such as bed-stripping and trash removal.
- Performs one-to-one observation of patients on special observation status, e.g. safety, elopement, or suicide prevention.
- Under direction of an RN, and according to set procedures, will maintain isolation status and mechanical safeguards for patients.
- Education: High School diploma or GED
- Experience: 3-9 months of health care experience preferred.
- BCLS or Heartsaver Certification required for PCA positions located at Mount Sinai St. Lukes and Mount Sinai West.
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. 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 work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 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 hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.