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UnityPoint Health Patient Care Technician-2 North in Fort Dodge, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge

CNA (Patient Care Technician)

FTE: .90 (Full-time, 36 hours per week)

Shift: (3) 12 hour night shifts per week, every third weekend and 2 holidays per year

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 matter. 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 UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/ 

  • Completes care for adult and geriatric patients as assigned by the registered nurse.

  • Assists the registered nurse with the admission assessment by obtaining temperature, respiration, height, weight, pulse and blood pressure. Orients patient to room and unit.

  • Attends to patient's daily hygiene, including oral care, hair care, baths, peri care, application of glasses, dentures and hearing aids.

  • Assists patients with meals when indicated.

  • Assists with passing meals, nourishments, water and assists patients as need indicates.

  • Records intake and output accurately.

  • Acknowledges and meets patients' needs regarding movement and elimination.

  • Assists patients with activities in a safe manner as directed by the nurse.

  • Functions in day-to-day and emergency situations in accordance with nursing standards and as assigned by the nurse.

  • Communicates with other members of the healthcare team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.

  • Participates in unit operations demonstrating professional behaviors to include supporting goals of nursing unit and maintaining awareness of resource utilization.

  • Participates in non-direct patient care activities including educational activities, performance improvement activities, and other related activities as directed.

  • Completes environmental tasks as assigned.

  • Performs clerical duties as assigned.

  • Maintains orderly storage of supplies and assists in accounting for chargeable items.

  • Documents temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weights and diet consumption in Electronic Medical Record (EMR).

  • Documents ADL’s in computer.

  • Performs Glucose Point of Care.

  • Demonstrates positive customer relation skills. (Adheres to the Character Counts Pillars Standards of Behavior)

  • Must complete and pass BCLS.

  • Adheres to departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

  • Telemetry Unit:

  • Performs EKG’s

  • Applies telemetry equipment to patients using proper lead placement and discontinues equipment use.

Education: Seventy-five (75) Hour Nursing Assistant Course

Licensure: Certificate from an approved Nursing Assistant Course is required (unless waiver granted).

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to exercise good judgment, maintain effective interpersonal relationships and adapt to change.

  • Ability to organize work.

  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills required for specialized area of assignment.

  • Basic Life Support completion required.

  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients.

  • Member of Support Stroke team requiring 2 hours of annual stroke education

Certification/Course: Refer to Job Description Addendum

Requisition ID: 2022-110052

Street: 802 Kenyon Rd

Name: 7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr

Name: Center for Acute Care - 3N

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: (3) 12 hour night shifts per week, every third weekend and 2 holidays per year

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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