Health Care Associate (HCA) – Med/Surg Oncology Jobs in Youngstown, OH at Mercy Health

Title: Health Care Associate (HCA) – Med/Surg Oncology

Company: Mercy Health

Location: Youngstown, OH

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Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
Provides direct patient care under the guidance of the Registered Nurse or designated health care professional in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations and within the policies, procedures, guidelines of Bon Secours Mercy Health.
Essential Job Functions

Provides basic patient care to include, but 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 nurse
Provides high level customer service to all patients, patient’s family, 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

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
Gaseous risk exposure

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: 16
Work Shift: Days/Evenings
Department: Med/Surg Oncology Unit – St. Elizabeth

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]

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