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Trinity Health Nurse Assistant - FT Nights- Cardiovascular Unit in Dubuque, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time


12 Hour Night Shift



The Nurse Assistant (NA) is a member of the MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersville Medical Center healthcare team and is under the direct supervision of a registered professional nurse. NAs provide 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.


Your best life. Our one purpose.

At MercyOne, we own our actions to achieve our larger goals. We invest in great people and ask that you make each experience your responsibility.

What we offer:

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

  • Wellness programs

  • Education reimbursement

  • Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision

  • Paid time off

  • Long- and short-term leave

  • Retirement planning

  • Life insurance coverage

What you will do:

  • Assist in the physical management of patients.

  • Demonstrate ability to understand and follow directions.

  • Provide physical, emotional, and spiritual care to the patient population with respect to age specific and culturally sensitive needs as described in the department’s scope of service.

  • Record and report information such as vital signs, intake and output, weight, and any behavioral changes to appropriate supervisory personnel.

  • Maintain, assemble, and organize equipment needed for a safe secure environment.

  • Assist in mealtime activities by delivering and removing patient trays and feeding patients.

  • Complete routine daily assignments.

  • Perform additional duties as requested such as transporting patients and obtaining medications, supplies, and medical records from other departments.

  • Demonstrate a caring practice by respecting the rights of an individual or group.

  • Demonstrate ability to impact change within your department and with other departments.

  • Demonstrate skills as an effective team member.

  • Respect the confidentiality of an individual or group, unless obligated to disclose under proper authorization or legal compulsion.

  • Maintain a safe environment of care.

  • Communicate care effectively: both verbally and written.

  • Meet core certified nursing assistant competency requirements and unit-specific competencies upon hire and annually, as appropriate to the practice area.

What we are looking for:

All Nurse Assistants other than Senior Care:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age. May be required to be 18 years of age in some area.

  • Must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Be active on the Iowa registry (required for long term care nurse assistants in Iowa, and nurse assistants who work in Illinois or Wisconsin are required to be on their respective state’s registry)

  • Show proof of completion of 75-hour CNA course

  • Show proof of EMT Certification

  • Show proof of formally holding (and completed training for) a medical occupation specialty from the military (current or former)

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.

  • 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.

Senior Care Nurse Assistant:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age. May required to be 18 years of age in some area.

  • Certification in a 75-hour CNA certification program required and be active on the Iowa registry (required for long-term care nurse assistant in Iowa).

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.

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

MercyOne Eastern Iowa provides exceptional, personalized care to Dubuque, Dyersville, Elkader, Clinton and surrounding areas providing more than 300 licensed beds. MercyOne Eastern Iowa operates four medical centers in Dubuque, Elkader, Dyersville and Clinton. Our facility in Clinton has branches in DeWitt ( , and Fulton ( specializing in family medicine and Savanna Home Health & Hospice Care based in Illinois.

  • MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center (

  • MercyOne Dyersville Medical Center

  • MercyOne Elkader Medical Center (

  • MercyOne Clinton Medical Center

With a history dating back more than 130 years, MercyOne Eastern Iowa has grown through expansions, acquisitions and consolidations to help provide exceptional, personalized care to our communities. Our four medical centers employ over 2,000 colleagues and medical staff improving access and creating an even higher level of care coordination to benefit patients and communities throughout the region.

Our Mission:

We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the gospel, as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

Our Core Values:

  • Reverence

  • Commitment to Those Who are Poor

  • Safety

  • Justice

  • Stewardship

  • Integrity

Our Vision:

  • We will be the most trusted health partner for life.

Our Actions:

As a Trinity Health colleague, I will:

  • Listen to understand.

  • Learn continuously.

  • Keep it simple.

  • Create solutions.

  • Deliver outstanding service.

  • Own and speak up for safety

  • Expect, embrace and initiate change.

  • Demonstrate exceptional teamwork.

  • Trust and assume good intentions.

  • Hold myself and others accountable for results.

  • Communicate directly with respect and honesty.

  • Serve every person with empathy, dignity and compassion.

  • Champion diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our Promise:

  • We Listen.

  • We Partner.

  • We Make it Easy.

MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

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.

EOE including disability/veteran