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Patient Care Assistant, Med Surg Cardiac (Full Time Nights) at St. Luke's University Health Network

Patient Care Assistant, Med Surg Cardiac (Full Time Nights)

St. Luke's University Health Network Bethlehem, PA Full-Time

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The Patient Care Assistant is responsible for providing patient care. The Patient Care Assistant participates in date collection, planning and implementation of patient care.


  • Welcomes and/or assists all individuals when they arrive in the unit in a professional, friendly and efficient manner.
  • Provide technical assistance to the PICC nurse before, during and after PICC insertions. Including but not limited to the use of sterile technique when assisting the RN placing the PICC line.
  • Gathers appropriated information to complete the patient registration process.
  • Completes patient registration process as needed
  • Assembles and maintains order of the outpatient record.
  • Prepares chart documents to be picked up by medical records and scanned into chart and/or scan documents into HPF to get into electronic medical record.
  • Triage/Prioritize calls and distributes to RNs in the clinic when necessary.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of registration as it relates to electronic medical record.
  • Works assigned patient and account work ques as assigned to department.
  • Demonstrates knowledge as it relates to Cadence Snap Board Scheduling.
  • Schedules patients using Cadence Snap Board Scheduling.
  • Accurately enters orders through electronic medical records.
  • Performs clinical procedures within scope of practice.
  • Performs the following tasks as assigned:
  • Vital Signs
  • Glucometry
  • Phlebotomy – both lab draws and therapeutic phlebotomy.
  • Prepare charts for next day’s patients.  Including but not limited to:
  • Calling offices for physician orders.

  • Ensuring all physician orders has a written diagnosis on the order form.

  • Ensuring all orders are current and have active date of treatment.

  • Ensuring all documents needed are in patients chart for treatment, orders, consent, labs, etc.

  • Updates answers to questions in Cadence Scheduling as necessary.


Sit up to 7 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 10 hours per day; 8 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 lbs. occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision.


High School graduate or GED preferred.  Health care specialty training preferred.


Evidence of successful completion of BLS or completion within 6 months of hire.  Attend St. Luke’s Health Network Associate Patient Care Course or evidence of previous training determined through competency testing.


Full time nights, as scheduled. 40 hours per week. Every other holiday and every other weekend rotation required.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address.  Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.  Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable.  It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.  Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

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