CommonSpirit Health Surgery Patient Care Assistant in Des Moines, Iowa
Surgery Patient Care Assistant
MercyOne Des Moines Medical CenterDes Moines, Iowa
The posted compensation range of $15.00 - $18.84 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.
Requisition ID 2023-289823 Employment Type Full Time Department Surgery Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 7-1700 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.
We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:
Care@Work program supporting any child care, pet care, or adult dependent needs
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
Flexible spending accounts
Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
Matching Retirement Programs
Supports the professional clinical staff by providing direct patient care and performing studies and tests as assigned by the physician or RN. These duties may vary by shift or may be unit-specific. Serves the population from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
Assists O.R. staff in a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, positioning and moving patients, locating, moving and set-up of equipment and supplies, preparing rooms, and opening sterile supplies.
Assist with such tasks as patient transport when appropriate.
Orders and ensures availability of supplies as assigned.
Perform assigned tasks to ensure a clean and orderly environment throughout the department.
Communicate appropriately with staff, physicians, patients and families.
Obtains and returns x-rays.
Delivers specimens to Lab; obtains blood from Blood Bank.
Complies with OSHA/JCAHO and other guidelines and policies.
Sets up trauma room
Performs sterilization & monitoring tests.
Pulls and utilizes preference cards.
Participates in departmental Performance Improvement activities.
Attends departmental meetings and in-services.
Participates in orientation of new employees.
Assists other team members (Environmental Services Workers, etc.) as necessary.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
High school diploma or GED required.
Previous experience in medical setting preferred.
Ability to read, write and speak English language.
Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. The acceptable credentialing body is the American Heart Association
Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to
a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,
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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).
External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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