Catholic Health Initiatives Patient Care Assistant Med Surg in London, Kentucky
Saint Joseph London is a 150-bed regional hospital located in London Kentucky. Founded in 1926 Saint Joseph London opened a new $152 million 340000-square foot regional facility in 2010. We offer the latest technology along with nationally ranked award-winning services. Our patient rooms are private with most overlooking a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment. Saint Joseph London treats patients from southeastern Kentucky including those from Clay Laurel Jackson Knox Pulaski Rockcastle and Whitley counties. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Check-in with the outgoing patient care assistant at the beginning of your shift to get a report on your patients.
Conduct hourly rounds on approximately eight patients, checking vitals, maintaining whiteboard information, and assisting with care as needed.
Assist patients with ambulating as necessary. This may mean helping them reach a recliner in their room, walk to the bathroom, or down the hall. Assist released patients in getting safely to their vehicles outside.
Assist patients with hygiene needs. This can include a full bed bath, an assisted bed bath, or retrieving towels and soap for ambulatory patients.
Help the bedside nurse with tube insertions such as an NG tube, rectal tube, or catheter. You may be holding a cup of water, holding the patient or providing the nurse with supplies as needed, and cleaning up after.
Help the bedside nurse with any wound checks or dressing changes. This may mean holding the patient or supplies and cleaning up after.
Change bed linens, check patients’ weight, other tasks as assigned each day.
Required Education :
- High School Diploma, GED or SRNA
Required Licensure and Certifications :
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
and Training :
- Healthcare experience preferred
$15.92 - $18.87 /hour
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.