Patient Care Associate-10117-021 FT Eve
Company: Mount Sinai Hospital
Location: New York
Posted on: February 11, 2024
As an integral part of the clinical care team, the Patient Care
Associate is responsible for patient care and support activities
promoting patient focused care within the Specialty Service. The
Patient Care Associate supports the registered nurse in patient
care activities, such as: assisting patient with activities of
daily living, collecting specimens and performing procedures;
maintaining a safe, clean environment; and other duties as
- Demonstrates the ability to perform
- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide
care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and
related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in
- Performs and records patient's vital signs, such as blood
pressure, pulse, temperature
- and respirations including pulse oximetry.
- Documents intake and output and other data as assigned
- Obtains patient's rating on pain scales as a fifth vital sign
in all areas except Pediatrics
- Performs clinical procedures, such as specimen collection,
venipuncture, fingersticks, EKG, application of compression
devices, post-mortem care, and maintenance of skin integrity. Sets
up for selected procedures and assists RN's accordingly.
- Assists patient with activities of daily living, such as
feeding, bathing and/or toileting. Orients Patients to clinical
environment. Assists patient with ambulation and all levels of
- Assists with dietary functions, including delivering and
collecting patient trays at bedside, passing menus to patients and
assisting them with menu completion, mixing nutritional
- supplements, reporting variation in eating patterns to
RN/Dietitian, and maintaining accurate
- and timely systems for transmission of patient dietary orders
- Maintains a safe, clean and functional environment, including
ensuring for the comfortable movement of the patient. Assists the
patient in room maintenance, such as bed-stripping
- and trash removed, when necessary
- Performs Patient Observations as assigned: Constant/One-to-One
observation or safety observation status of patients, e.g. safety,
elopement risk, or suicide prevention.
- Maintains "isolation status" for patients under direction of an
RN and according to set procedures
- Performs scheduled rounding on patients with emphasis on caring
for toileting needs, comfort, and positioning and pain awareness.
Documents on rounding log. Notifies RN is rounding has not been
- Utilizes Vocera system according to sign in/sign out protocol
- Performs other duties as assigned, including generating
- Is open and responsive to the diverse backgrounds and
experience of other people and promotes
- an environment that is sensitive to cultural diversity.
- Respects and values each patient's unique, individual needs,
beliefs, and diversity and incorporates these into delivery of
- Greets visitors and answers telephones promptly and
courteously. Escorts visitors to appropriate area, when necessary.
Provides information as appropriate.
- Answers Patient Call System and refers calls to appropriate
- Maintains a safe, clean and functional environment, including
removing trash and bringing physical plant and equipment problems
to the attention of the managers.
- Transports patients to stretchers or wheelchairs, as
- Delivers and collects trays and bedside, delivers flowers to
- Strips units/cubicles/bed areas after patient discharge
- Performs emergency clean-up
- Performs emergency transport
- Performs discharge bed making
- Transport specimens.
- Updates communication board/discharge log
- Assembles medical records
- Updates Admission/Transfer/Discharge System
- Maintains supplies and care of equipment
- Participates in the department's performance improvement
- Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of
- Observes the Health Care System's compliance policies.
C. Educational/Professional Development
- Participates in the development of other staff members.
- Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment
- Identifies learning strengths and needs
- Utilizes learning resources. D.
- Demonstrates a professional, courteous, and respectful attitude
in dealing with patients,
families and significant others.
- Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with
all members of the hospital staff and extended community.
- High School Diploma (graduate or equivalent).
- Certificate of completion of a medical assistant/patient care
assistant program/equivalent with skills in venipuncture and
- Interpersonal skills to communicate and collaborate effectively
with other members of the Specialty Service.
- Documentation of Medical Assistant/Patient Care Associate
training or equivalent
- Three to nine months of healthcare experience preferred.
- Ability to set priorities, problem solve, use proper judgement
in difficult situations and be flexible
- Sufficient oral and writing skills in the English language in
order to communicate effectively.
- Physical stamina and manual dexterity to perform a variety of
tasks and skills in the area of assignment
- American Heart Association Heartsaver. BLS Certification
Collective bargaining unit: SEIU 1199-MSW
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and
inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common
devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. 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 invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai
Health System team by:
- Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery,
education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow
opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential.
- Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other
inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary
organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of
colleagues who experience discrimination.
- Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors
among and between departments and co-workers.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an
inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel
they are valued, belong and are able to professional advance. We
share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or
expertise contribute to the patient experience and quality of
Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a
new chapter in our history!
"About the Mount Sinai Health System:
Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical
systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees
working across eight hospitals, more than 400 outpatient practices,
more than 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of
medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for
all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care
challenges of our time - discovering and applying new scientific
learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective
treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and
innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering
high-quality care to all who need it. Through the integration of
its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive
health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging
innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and
informatics while keeping patients' medical and emotional needs at
the center of all treatment. The Health System includes
approximately 7,400 primary and specialty care physicians; 13
joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five
boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida;
and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are
consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals,
receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in
Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery,
Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery,
Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery,
Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of
Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World
Report's "Best Children's Hospitals" ranks Mount Sinai Kravis
Children's Hospital among the country's best in several pediatric
specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is ranked
No. 14 nationwide in National Institutes of Health funding and in
the 99th percentile in research dollars per investigator according
to the Association of American Medical Colleges. Newsweek's "The
World's Best Smart Hospitals" ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No.
1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai
Morningside in the top 20 globally.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We
comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not
discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of
race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We are
passionately committed to addressing racism and its effects on our
faculty, staff, students, trainees, patients, visitors, and the
communities we serve. Our goal is for Mount Sinai to become an
anti-racist health care and learning institution that intentionally
addresses structural racism."
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