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Saint Francis Healthcare System accepting applications for Patient Care Associates
Saint Francis Healthcare System is offering a paid educational opportunity for those looking to start a clinical career in healthcare.

Applications for eight Patient Care Associates, a paid educational opportunity, are currently being accepted for a four-week class through the Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center that begins on October 14. After the classroom training, the students will complete 100 hours of clinical education at Saint Francis. Continued employment is contingent on successfully completing the class and clinical.

The application deadline is August 14. Go to and click on the “Current Openings” tab to view the “Patient Care Associate – Paid Educational Opportunity” listing.

A Patient Care Associate is responsible for performing direct and indirect patient care tasks as delegated by the appropriate licensed nursing personnel. The primary responsibility of the Patient Care Associate is to provide basic patient cares such as bathing, hygiene, toileting, feeding and positioning. The Patient Care Associate supports patient safety and patient satisfaction by performing regular patient rounds on the nursing unit and effectively communicating with all team members. Call Human Resources at 573-331-5152 for more information.

Saint Francis Healthcare System is guided by our mission to provide a ministry of healing, wellness, quality and love inspired by our faith in Jesus Christ. Founded by Franciscan Sisters in 1875, our priority remains the same: serve all who enter with dignity, compassion and joy. Serving nearly 715,000 people across Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas, our focus is on patients' outcomes, experience and value.

Anchored by Saint Francis Medical Center, a 306-bed tertiary hospital, and supported by nearly 3,000 colleagues and more than 250 providers in 11 communities, the Healthcare System is a driving economic force in the region. Major services include Primary Care, Gastroenterology, Cancer Institute, Emergency and Level III Trauma Center, Family BirthPlace, the region’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the region’s first Heart Hospital, Neurosciences and Orthopedics.
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