Patient Care Associate

Baptist Health Fort Smith , AR 72916

Posted 3 weeks ago

SUMMARY#OF RESPONSIBILITY - Job Summary (general statement of purpose or objective of position) A Patient Care Associate serves as a technical assistant to nursing on the unit whose primary function is to assist with basic patient care, monitoring, hygiene, and to help ensure care is complete. The nursing assistant works as part of the nursing team on a unit and throughout the hospital to ensure that each and every patient and guest to the hospital has their needs met, whether that need is physical, spiritual or educational.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - Knowledge, skills, abilities, license, registration, certification, education, and experience Requires High School diploma or equivalent; the ability to read, write, understand and follow instructions; basic addition and subtraction skills; and the verbal skills to effectively relate to patients, visitors, staff, and physicians. Ability to utilize Epic to chart and monitor tasks to be completed. Must complete 12 hours of college credit to promote to next level. BLS required within 30 days of hire.

  • SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY - Job Summary (general statement of purpose or objective of position)

  • A Patient Care Associate serves as a technical assistant to nursing on the unit whose primary function is to assist with basic patient care, monitoring, hygiene, and to help ensure care is complete. The nursing assistant works as part of the nursing team on a unit and throughout the hospital to ensure that each and every patient and guest to the hospital has their needs met, whether that need is physical, spiritual or educational.

  • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - Knowledge, skills, abilities, license, registration, certification, education, and experience

  • Requires High School diploma or equivalent; the ability to read, write, understand and follow instructions; basic addition and subtraction skills; and the verbal skills to effectively relate to patients, visitors, staff, and physicians. Ability to utilize Epic to chart and monitor tasks to be completed. Must complete 12 hours of college credit to promote to next level.

BLS required within 30 days of hire.



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