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UnityPoint Health Patient Care Technician-4 Medical/Surgical in Dubuque, Iowa

Sign-On Bonus: $3,000 for qualifying applicants!

We are looking for a part-time Patient Care Tech (CNA) to work on our 4 Med/Surg department. Work hours will be evenings or nights. There is a holiday and a every other weekend rotation.

The 4th floor Medical/Surgical unit is a 20-bed unit. 4 Med/Surg staff primarily care for adult patients who are recovering from surgery, but may also care for those that are acutely ill with a wide variety of medical problems and disease. The primary patient population on this unit is general surgery and total joint replacements (i.e. hip and knee).

Under the supervision of an RN, the Patient Care Technician (PCT) provides direct patient care. Performs procedures for patients and provides technical services and support. Successful performance contributes to a holistic approach to the delivery of services, improved patient care, and a high level of satisfaction from patients and families.

Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

Visit us at to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. 

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

  • Assists patients with activities of daily living.

  • Answers patient call lights.

  • Assists with simple procedures as defined in work area

  • Takes and records vital signs and weights.

  • Monitors and records intake and output.

  • Transports patients, equipment, supplies, and specimens including transport of patients with traction.

  • Assists in maintaining a clean, orderly and safe environment.

  • Performs procedures specific to the assigned area.

  • Utilizes a holistic approach (considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned service area.

  • Obtains adequate blood specimens as defined in work area.

  • Labels all specimens in accordance with standards.

  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


· Successful completion of Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) program with active registration on Iowa Direct Care Registry

· OR at least at a junior level in an accredited BSN program


Previous healthcare experience


Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or within three (3) months from date of hire.


· Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

· Multicultural sensitivity.

· Basic computer skills.

· Customer/patient focused.


· Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

· State of Iowa Mandatory Reporter Training possessed or completed within 6 months of hire.

Requisition ID: 2022-119905

Street: 350 N Grandview Ave

Name: 2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital

Name: Surgical -4 M/S

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .60

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Varies - Part-Time

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