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Hospital Support Aide - Casual

  • Job ID: 253664648
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours: Day/Evening - 6a-230p / 2p-10:30p
  • Shift:
  • Facility: UPMC Mercy
  • Department: Sterile Processing Dept
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $15.76 to $24.62 / hour


UPMC Mercy is hiring a Casual Hospital Support Aide to join the team! 
Provides routine support services in accordance with established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the nurse or physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times.

  • Complies with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Assumes responsibility for assignment.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.Identifies and communicates learning needs to the unit director/ manager/project SEARCH coordinator.Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.Participates in self-review as requested by the unit director/manager.
  • Strictly adheres to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.
  • Acquires and distributes supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care delivery including, but not limited to:Performing messenger functions, setting up patient care equipment within the scope of the support position and stocking patient rooms and unit supply areas.
  • Responds within the scope of the support role to emergent situations, as directed by supervisor.
  • preparatory/restocking work within the Unit Dose area, and for McKesson Robot, including but not limited to: Adding auxiliary labels and bar-code labels to medications, preparing medications for the restocking of the robot, ensuring the envelopes used on the robot have the previous patient labels removed.
  • Cleaning department specific equipment, emptying linen hampers, keeping hallways clear of equipment and returning equipment.
  • Suggests and supports changes within the department.
  • Establishes appropriate and effective communication strategies.Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.Contributes to the universal unit activities
  • Carry out all duties in compliance with safety procedures and processes.
  • Perform clerical functions such as patient chart assembly, as necessary.
  • Demonstrates awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Works cooperatively with team members and staff to assist all areas of department.
  • Maintains an environment conducive to patient safety.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 6 months experience in a healthcare setting preferred.
    • Surgical Services experience preferred.
  • Successful completion of Project Search training.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and/or in writing.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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