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Patient Care Attendant (497) 

Category Nursing Administration - 6017  

JOB SUMMARY: The Patient Care Attendant provides direct one-to-one observation and patient care of patients at high risk of injury under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN). Duties and responsibilities are performed in a manner adhering to all hospital and departmental policies and procedures.



  • Shifts for the position are 12 hours in duration, and the potential associate must be able to work the full shift. The associate must maintain good physical and emotional well-being.
  • The associate must possess genuine interest in caring for patients in the acute care environment.
  • Personal qualities to include are kindness, sympathy, understanding, respect, good judgment, integrity, loyalty, a sense of humor, and the ability to relate effectively with patients, families, and coworkers.


  • The associate must can deliver adequate care/service to patients and family members. It is a requirement that the associate maintain the patients integrity by keeping them clean at all times.
  • The associate must comply with the direction of the RN at all times.
  • All documentation must be done per nursing policy and procedures at all times.
  • The associate needs to be willing to volunteer extra help in addition to the duties documented in this document.
  • It is essential to not waste linens or supplies at all times.
  • The associate must report all pertinent patient information to the RN or charge RN immediately.
  • The associate must utilize appropriate chain of command to verbalize problems/concerns or equipment/supply needs.
  • The associate must maintain patient confidentiality by not discussing patient condition or information outside the patient care area.
  • Keeping up on memos and communication is pertinent to obtain information required for exceptional job performance.
  • Patient care practices must remain consistent with safety principles, OSHA guidelines and infection control principles.
  • Ensuring patient safety at all times by the use of bed checks when indicated, as well as moving/transferring, and ambulating patients per protocol.
  • The associate must make sure to not endanger the patient or other staff members by placing equipment cords in high traffic areas.
  • The use of communication is imperative when reporting non-functioning or unsafe equipment to the appropriate personnel.
  • The associate must offer their assistance to any family member or visitor to maintain great customer satisfaction.
  • Being able to treat all staff throughout the hospital with respect is required.
  • The associate must maintain good hygiene and appearance at all times to promote HRH to patients and visitors.
  • Honors patients right to privacy, respect and dignity; and addresses patient by name at all times.
  • Must maintain the unit in a clean, uncluttered manner by putting away supplies, cleaning and disposing of soiled equipment, maintaining order and cleanliness of support areas at all times.
Position Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED. Mandatory Continuing Education: Customer Service, Fire and Safety, Corporate Compliance (including Confidentiality), Infection Control, and education required by regulatory, accreditation bodies, scope of practice, and/or Hancock Regional Hospital.

Full-Time/Part-Time Casual  
Shift -not applicable-  
Sign-On Bonus  
Position Patent Care Attendant (497)  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 5/20/2022  
Location Hancock Regional Hospital  
About the Organization YOUR HEALTH IS OUR LIFE

Hancock Health is an Indiana-based, full-service healthcare network serving Hancock County and the surrounding areas. Our health system includes Hancock Regional Hospital, Hancock Physician Network and more than 20 other healthcare facilities, such as wellness centers, women's clinics, family practices, and the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center.

A Caring Community Partner
Our goal at Hancock Health is simple: To give every person the personalized attention necessary for a happy, healthy life. Our mission, vision, and values embody this goal.

To be a Caring Community Partner by healing, improving health and wellness, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness one person at a time.

To be nationally recognized for kindness in the delivery of excellent quality patient care, efficient and effective operations, the adoption of proven technologies, the creation of a positive workplace environment, and excellence in community service.

Exceptional | Honorable | Devoted | Reliable | Kind  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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