Mercy Patient Care Associate in Joplin, Missouri


We’re a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.


Assistance is provided by using the appropriate policy, protocols, standards of practice within the PCA scope of practice. Recognizes and reports abnormalities in patient condition or monitored data to the

appropriate staff. Provides patient monitoring according to policy and protocol, identifies behavioral health issues and responds in therapeutic manner. Recognizes limitations, and seeking additional assistance if necessary.

The Plan of Care is supported by admitting patients and completing the appropriate forms. Reports pertinent information to staff and collaboration with the healthcare team to plan/provide patient care as evidenced by documentation.

Care is provided by assisting patients with activities of daily living in a timely and caring manner. Documents the patient's response to procedures, therapies, medications and interventions. Insures patient safety through monitoring of patients and environment. Demonstrates or developing proficiency in performing and/or assisting in procedures and therapies according to policy and procedures.

Documentation is provided by ensuring that the patient record reflects the plan of care, patient care delivered and the status during his or her care and discharge. Ensures that the information is legible, concise, accurate, objective and timely, while meeting hospital standards.

Leadership is provided by directing and coordinating assignments and care given by team members based on staff competencies, experience and scope of responsibility. Participates in the PI process and identifying opportunities to improve patient care delivery, including collecting data, monitoring and implementing changes.

Enhances the learning opportunities to other staff, and by effectively contributing to the orientation of team members and students.

Exhibits dependability by scheduling and working shifts according to applicable policy. Exhibits dependability by limiting absences and tardiness in accordance to HR policy.


We’re all unique pieces of a puzzle at Mercy, connected together to create a beautiful picture of health. And being the perfect fit for your role requires a specific set of qualifications that you’ll bring with you:


Education: High school or GED.

Certifications: PCA Patient Care Associate training Mercy within 3 months of hire. BLS Basic Life Support Within 3 Months Of Hire. SAFE Level 2 Within 6 Months Of Hire.

Other: Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills are required.

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

Requisition ID 2016-733742

Category Other Allied Health

Position Type Full Time

Shift(s) Days, Evenings, Weekends

Department Psych Acute Adult 5W

Location US - MO - Joplin