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CommonSpirit Health Patient Care Assistant in LEXINGTON, Kentucky


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. 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.


Full Time, Day Shift, Saint Joseph Main Hospital, O.R.


Job Summary / Purpose

Provides direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, Surgical Technologist, Anesthesiologist, Surgeon, Specialty Manager, Clinical Educator, Surgery Manager and Director. Responsible for the environment of care and principles of aseptic technique, sterilization and decontamination. Movement of patients to and from the ED, Patient Care Floors, Critical Care Units, PACU and Ambulatory Care. Routine handling of pathology specimens, blood products, medical supplies, surgical instrumentation and delicate surgical equipment. Movement of case carts to and from OR's. Movement of delicate surgical equipment to and from the OR's

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Assists in providing direct patient care under the supervision of the licensed nursing staff.

  2. Communicates effectively and appropriately.

  3. Contributes to maintenance of a clean, safe environment to minimize hazards of infection or injury.

  4. Contributes to the efficient operation of Nursing Services.

  5. Demonstrates a commitment to growth and maintenance of competency.

  6. Assists in delivering high quality health care services in a professional, compassionate, and courteous manner while respecting the dignity and individuality of each person who comes in contact with the organization by following the Standards of Excellence, the Standards of Behavior, and the Standards of Professional Appearance and Conduct.

  7. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

  8. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President)

Does Not Apply

Required Education for Staff Job Levels

High School Diploma or GED.

Required Licensure and Certifications


PREFERRED Qualifications

Healthcare experience preferred.

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Requisition ID 2021-148470

Employment Type Full Time

Department General Surgery

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Saint Joseph Health System Inc

Shift Day

Standard Hours Day Shift

Work Schedule CHI Not Applicable


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.