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Catholic Health Initiatives Healthcare Student Associate (Transport, General Assistance) in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Healthcare Student Associate (Transport, General Assistance)

CHI Saint Joseph Health SystemLexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Requisition ID 2021-190137 Employment Type Temporary Department Patient Transportation Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Day Standard Hours Day Shift


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.


Job Summary / Purpose

Performs a variety of routine tasks to support the delivery of safe, effective, cost-efficient patient care as delegated by the RN. They provide assistance in transporting, transferring and lifting. They perform cleaning functions in patient care unit as delegated, and perform selected diagnostic tests.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Keeps patient environment clean, performs comfort rounds, keeps hallways clear of obstruction, no food or drink at the workstation, reports safety issues and broken equipment appropriately, and adheres to patient safety precautions

  2. Displays a positive image by demonstrating courteous and professional behavior towards patients, physicians, visitors, volunteers and other employees.

  3. Provides direct patient care as delegated by RN staff

  4. Monitors and records vital signs

  5. Accurately measures, records, and reports intake and output

  6. Obtains and records daily weight

  7. Performs as patient care companion when needed

  8. Assists in the admission, transfer and discharge process

  9. Transports patients to and from the appropriate care areas using the appropriate method of transportation.

  10. Maintains the cleanliness of carts, stretchers, wheelchairs and other transportation equipment, and monitors equipment to ensure proper working order.

  11. Checks and documents refrigerator temperatures as delegated, reporting variances to appropriate personnel

  12. Updates assigned bed status

  13. Maintains a safe environment by responding to all bed alarms, call lights, telephones and alerting the correct person

  14. Other duties as assigned by manager


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


Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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PREFERRED Qualifications

Healthcare experience preferred.

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ 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. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,

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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.