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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Patient Care Assistant - 3Lacks, Senior Adult unit, 24 hrs/wk, 7p - 7:30a in Mercy Health West Michigan Hospital Campus - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Employment Type:

Part time


Night Shift


Great opportunity for a Patient Care Assistant, PCA professional to work in an organization that focuses on treating the whole person, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Be Remarkable!

Mercy Health Saint Mary's - 3Lacks Unit is a Step down/high acuity unit. All patients are of age 65 years or older. Patients are very fragile, often have co-morbidities. Lots of sepsis, heart failure, respiratory failure patients. The patients often are coming in through the emergency room so it is an unplanned/crisis visit. Many patients have their families with them or involved in the care. Looking for candidates passionate and compassionate about caring for the elderly population. New hires will go through a Geriatric certification program online. Average patient stay is 4 days. PCAs do not have an assigned patient ratio but instead utilize a float model where everyone on the unit is responsible for answering any call light.

Saint Mary's is a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care Health System Elders) exemplar organization (exemplar is the highest designation a hospital system can achieve). This designation is achieved primarily through the outcomes demonstrated on our Senior Adult Unit (3 Lacks) and through the partnerships we have with our Geriatricians (22 of them) and our Long Term Care facilities.

Position Summary:

Patient Care Assistant, PCA works in a collaborative environment to deliver excellent patient care under the direction of a RN. A Patient Care Assistant, PCA is expected to assist the patient in maintaining good hygiene, activities of daily living and to support quality of patient care.

What Patient Care Assistant, PCA will do:

  • Respond to patient call lights for assistance or by rounding

  • Obtaining vital signs from patient

  • Provide or assist patients with personal hygiene including showers, oral hygiene and dressing/undressing

  • Transports patients as needed for procedures, transfers or discharge

  • Maintains a clean and uncluttered environment in patient rooms

What Patient Care Assistant, PCA will need:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • One of the following: Nurses Aide Certificate (CNA), RN student currently enrolled and has completed two full clinical rotations and/or six months experience as a Patient Care Assistant or Nurse Technician in an acute care setting

  • BCLS certification

  • Well developed communication skills, both written and oral

  • Able to communicate effectively with individuals and groups representing divers perspectives

  • Articulates and demonstrates commitment to the philosophy, values, mission and vision of the organization


  • Magnet designated facility with active shared decision making councils. We continuously strive to improve outcomes and provide exceptional experiences for our patients, staff, and community

  • Comprehensive benefit packages available including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 403B and education assistance

  • We serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities

  • We live and breathe our guiding behaviors: we support each other in serving, we communicate openly, honestly, respectfully, and directly, we are fully present, we are all accountable, we trust and assume goodness in intentions, and we are continuous learners.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.