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Trinity Health CNA - Surgical Services Unit - PRN in Dubuque, Iowa

Employment Type:Part timeShift:Rotating Shift


The Surgical Services unit is a 49-bed, post-op surgical unit for general and orthopedic surgery. The unit provides pre- and post-op nursing care, patient teaching, and discharge planning.

  • Patients range from adolescent to geriatric in age.

  • Common orthopedic diagnoses include: same-day joint replacement, spinal fusions, and surgical repair for sport injuries, medical and surgical care for trauma and post ICU. We also specialize in general abdominal and laparoscopic surgery, genitourinary, ENT, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries, gynecological procedures, plastics, oral surgery, and diagnostic interventions.

  • Our average length of stay is three days.

  • CNA PRN work every other weekend (or as needed) and fill in short shift hours after school to help the unit where the needs are.

  • CNA to patient ratio is 1:8–9 on day and evening shifts.

The Nursing Assistant is a member of the MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersville Medical Center healthcare team and is under the direct supervision of a registered professional nurse providing holistic, compassionate, individualized, and effective patient care by assisting the patient with activities of daily living, as well as, other physical, emotional, and spiritual needs consistent with the Mission of MercyOne, Vision of Patient Care Services, evidence-based standards of care, and established policies and procedures.


  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • Certification in a 75-hour CNA certification program required.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent is preferred for positions requiring certified nursing assistants.

  • All Certified Nursing Assistants are encouraged to belong to the National Nursing Aide Registry. In certain areas, participation in the registry is required and the CNA must complete 12 hours of in-service per calendar year.

  • Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire and every 3 years thereafter.

  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) will be required within 30 days of hire and every 2 years thereafter.

    Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.