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A.O. Fox Hospital Support Aide in Oneonta, New York

A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital is dedicated to recruiting talented professionals to provide the primary and specialty care needed in our community. Fox will harness information technology and provide facilities that will optimize clinical outcomes and patient experience.

Support Aide Job Summary:

The Support Aide assists in patient care throughout nursing areas, and is responsible for the safe transport of patients via wheelchair or stretcher, dispatch services and appropriate documentation of services. The Support Aide is a key member of the nursing care team and is also responsible for providing constant supervision, direct observation or companionship to patients. Support Aides will be trained to provide direct observation, frequent re-orientation, verbal reminders, and companionship to patients with identified risks to safety and to alert nursing personnel of patient needs. This program will supplement nursing strategies for alternatives to the use of restraints, the prevention of patient falls or injuries, and the prevention of patient elopements. Also, performs general receptionist and clerical duties in order to facilitate efficient functioning of the nursing unit.

Job Qualifications:

  • Education - High school graduate or equivalent preferred

  • Experience - Previous hospital or nursing home experience preferred

  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities - Ability to communicate effectively and document information accurately. Ability to deal efficiently and effectively with a wide variety of individuals. Knowledge of basic medical terminology preferred. Basic computer knowledge is preferred. Ability to move or lift patients and equipment.

  • Physical Requirements - Walking, standing, bending, pushing, pulling. Must be able to lift 35 lbs. Exposure to body fluids.

  • Licenses/Certifications - BLS within 45 days

Essential Functions:

  • Performs constant supervision, direct observation or companionship for patients as assigned by the RN and other health care team members.

  • Performs activities of daily living appropriate to patient's condition.

  • Establishes and maintains good communications with patients, families/visitors and hospital staff.

  • Collaborates with Nurse Manager to support adherence to unit budget.

  • Performs similar or related duties as requested or directed


  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance

  • Free membership to FoxCare Fitness and BurnAlong (Online Wellness Platform)

  • Company paid life insurance

  • Supplemental whole or term life insurance

  • Supplemental accident insurance

  • Fully funded 401K retirement plan with immediate vesting and an option to contribute individually

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

  • Paid sick leave

  • Perfect attendance bonus (prorated for part time employees)

  • Shift differentials and weekend bonus

  • Full service cafeteria/cyber cafĂ© with discount and payroll deduction option

  • Full service pharmacy at FoxCare with payroll deduction option for copays

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Onsite employee wellness with free Immunizations/vaccinations, wellness education, and ergonomics consulting/recommendations

  • Teledoc with no copay with insurance enrollment

  • Adoption allowance

  • Legal assistance and identity theft protection programs

  • Pet insurance

A. O. Fox Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military background.