Mercy Health Health Care Associate PICU Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Part-Time in Youngstown, Ohio

Health Care Associate PICU Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Part-Time

Job ID: 4650208

Updated: June 19, 2017

Geographic Location: Youngstown

Location: Youngstown, OH, United States

Department: PICU

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Shift: Days/Nights

Standard Hours: 32

Job Summary


The mission of Mercy Health is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health of our communities with emphasis on people who are poor and under-served.


The Nursing Associate works with his/her team partner(s), the Registered Nurse and the Unit Secretary, to provide direct patient care. As a member of the Patient Care Team, the Nursing Associate is cross-trained to perform a wide range of essential patient services.

The Nursing Associate performs a variety of basic Population-specific duties to assist in the care of the patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN). All clinical care will be done under the direction of the RN who has determined appropriate tasks for delegation. The Nursing Associate makes observations as directed by the RN and reports deviations to the RN.

Qualifications - Minimum


High School Diploma/GED.

State-tested Nurse Assistant or completion of a HCA / NA training related to acute care settings.

Nursing student who has completed first semester of acute care hospital-based clinical experience.


Experience in providing direct patient care.

Computer literacy.

Previous experience working in specialty area preferred

Basic CPR.


Follows detailed written and oral instructions.

Completes specific, routine tasks.

Requires basic reading, writing or simple arithmetic skills as demonstrated through pre-hire assessment.

May operate basic equipment/machinery.

Basic computer skills required


1. Performs general patient care including, but not limited to: bathing, mouth care, changing linens, dressing patient, back rubs, elimination, hygiene and other needs as expressed.

2. Observes patient’s responses and reports any adverse reaction or other pertinent information to Registered Nurse.

3. Demonstrates competency in providing age - appropriate care to defined patient populations based on unit/area’s scope of service.

4. Obtains and records vital signs (Temperature, Pulse, Respiration and Blood Pressure), height and weight.

5. Lifts, ambulates and transports patient. Seeks assistance as needed.

6. Positions patient and performs range of motion. Assists physical therapist as needed.

7. Anticipates patient’s needs and responds in a timely manner to patient and other caregiver requests.

8. Provides friendly assistance to patient’s family members and visitors with strong emphasis on customer service.

9. Performs venipunctures for blood collection with the exception of Type and Screen / Cross Match and Blood Cultures.

10. Collects specimens (i.e. urine, sputum, and stool) and ensures timely transport of specimens to the lab.

11. Reapplies oxygen therapy.

12. Performs electrocardiogram (ECG).

13. Performs non-medicated enemas.

14. Observes standard precautions, hand-washing policy, Infection Control policies for Isolation, and aseptic techniques.

15. Demonstrates the use of A.I.D.E.T. during patient / family interactions.

16. Demonstrates commitment to HMHP policies to achieve National Patient Safety Goals.

17. Performs on-line documentation, as required by healthcare center.

18. Accurately charts patient information following the guidelines for charting by standards.

19. Demonstrates knowledge in the use of Downtime and Miscellaneous Forms during Computer Service Interruption events.

20. Delivers menus. Prepares patient for meals, distributes food trays, feeds patient and removes trays. Distributes drinking water.

21. Answers phones courteously, according to Standards of Performance, and quickly addresses the caller’s needs.

22. Conducts Hourly Rounding as assigned by the Registered Nurse.

23. Demonstrates knowledge of HMHP Emergency Procedures / Codes.

24. Initiates emergency procedures when necessary.

25. Demonstrates knowledge of specific patient safety policies related to the standardized wristband color scheme, as recommended by the Ohio Patient Safety Institute.

26. Works overtime as needed.

27. Assists in orientation of new personnel.

Job Accountabilities – other

1. Performs other duties as assigned.

2. Acts as a liaison and support person for family members.

3. Assists with patient education and discharge planning under supervision of RN.

4. Inventories unit and determines supply needs. Conveys needs to appropriate personnel.

5. Assists in daily cleaning of patient rooms and care center. Helps prepare room(s) for incoming patients.

6. Assesses maintenance needs.

a. Initiates maintenance requisition to repair equipment, furniture and building fixtures.

b. Performs simple maintenance (light bulbs, batteries).

c. Restocks personal protective equipment cabinet.

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.




Hours per pay period: 64

Hours: 7:00am to 3:30pm and 11:00pm to 7:30am

Every other weekend and holiday.

Shift and Job Schedule

Job Shift: Days/Nights,

Job Schedule: Part-Time

Equal Employment Opportunity

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), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.