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Bon Secours Mercy Health PCA - Patient Care Associate - Oncology in Youngstown, Ohio

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health

This is a collective bargaining position.

Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital

Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

Provides direct patient care under the guidance of the Registered Nurse or designated health care professional under federal, state, and local regulations and within the policies, procedures, and guidelines of Bon Secours Mercy Health.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides basic patient care to include, but is not limited to, care and comfort, record vital signs, personal care and hygiene, and mobility, including unit-based specialty duties.

  • Acts as liaison between patient and nurse to report changes or concerns to the nurse

  • Provides high-level customer service to all patients, patient's families, visitors, and all employees

  • Provides accurate, precise, timely documentation when applicable for patient care

  • Uses professional, verbal, and written communication skills at all times

Patient Population

  • 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.

Education Qualifications

  • Preferred Education : High School Diploma or GED


  • Licensure/Certification Preferred : State-tested Nurse Assistant, completion of HHA/Nursing Assistant Training class, completion of HCA training related to acute care setting or Nursing Student with First Clinical Rotation complete. BLS Basic Life Support - American Heart Association.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Years and Type of Experience : Preference for recent experience in acute care and/or long-term care facility

  • Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required : Basic computer skills

  • Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred : Experience providing patient care or working in a specialty area in a hospital setting.

Working Conditions

  • Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.

  • 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 have periods of constant interruptions.

  • Other: Works overtime as needed.

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%

  • Lifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.): 34-66%

  • Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%

  • Push/ Pull (50-100 lbs.): 34-66%

  • Stoop, Kneel: 1-33%

  • Crawling: 0%

  • Climbing: 0%

  • Balance: 1-33%

  • Bending: 34-66%

  • Sitting: 1-33%

  • Walking: 34-66%

  • Standing: 34-66%

Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards

  • Gaseous risk exposure

  • Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

  • Perform shift work

  • Maneuver weight of patients

  • Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder

  • Reach above shoulder

  • Repetitive arm/hand movements

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Color Vision

  • Acuity – far

  • Acuity – near

  • Depth perception

  • Use of Latex Gloves

  • Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

  • Exposure to moving mechanical parts

  • Exposure to dust/fumes

  • Exposure to potential electrical shock

  • Exposure to x-ray/electromagnetic energy

  • Exposure to high-pitched noises

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

S cheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

Days/Evenings (United States of America)


Med/Surg Oncology Unit - St. Elizabeth

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