CommonSpirit Health Patient Care Technician Short Stay Unit in Des Moines, Iowa
Patient Care Technician Short Stay Unit
MercyOne Des Moines Medical CenterDes Moines, Iowa
Requisition ID 2022-267156 Employment Type PRN Department Clinical Decisions Unit Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule Varied Remote No Category Nurse Assistant
MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit Catholic medical centers in Des Moines West Des Moines Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care pediatric internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893 MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state with more than 7000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.
Job Summary / Purpose
Supports the professional clinical staff by providing direct patient care and performing studies and tests as assigned. These duties may vary by shift or may be unit-specific. The Student Nurse - Patient CareTechnician is responsible for providing care for patients of diverse ages. Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.
Essential Key Job Responsibilities
Delivers assigned patient care and treatment as delegated by an RN or LPN.
Performs or assists patients with activities including personal hygiene, bathing, ambulation, transporting, range of motion exercises, dressing/undressing, feeding, changing bandages, elimination needs, and emptying drainage devices.
Responds to patient calls and anticipates patient needs. Assures patient safety and comfort through use of safe patient handling techniques, regular rounding, environmental maintenance, equipment maintenance, and other appropriate safety measures.
Calculates intake and output (excluding IVs). Measures vital signs. Performs bedside blood glucose testing. Makes entries to patient health records as consistent with scope of job duties and in compliance with company policy.
Initiates or assists with emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).
Performs post-mortem care.
Sets up equipment and supplies for procedures. Prepares patients and rooms for procedures, admissions, and transfers. Discharges patients from system.
Observes and reports information regarding any change in physical/mental condition, behavior, or status of the patient to the nurse.
Collects and labels specimens.
Sets up, operates, and maintains selected pieces of equipment.
· Completion of 75-hour, 120-hour or 150-hour Certified Nursing Assistant program OR be listed as having passed CNA competency testing on the Iowa Direct Care Worker registry.
· Currently enrolled in an RN program or a Graduate of an accredited RN or LPN program,certification as an EMT in the State of Iowa, active listing on the National EMT registry, prior completion of an EMT certification, OR formally holding a medical occupational specialty from the military may be substituted for completion of CNA program and CNA Registry.
· Must be 16 years of age.
· Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
· American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certified within six (6) weeks of hire.
Critical thinking skills, professional verbal and written communication skills, technical/computer skills, attention to detail, customer service skills, adaptability, maintain confidentiality
· High School diploma or high school equivalent
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