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CommonSpirit Health Patient Care Technician in Newton, Iowa

Patient Care Technician

MercyOne Newton Medical CenterNewton, Iowa

Requisition ID 2022-252448 Employment Type Full Time Department Other Med/Surg Acute - 4 West Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift 12 Hour Day Weekly Schedule 7a-7:30p Remote No Category Nurse Assistant


MercyOne Newton Medical Center is a fully owned hospital of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and a member of MercyOne Network.

It is located in the city of Newton, Iowa, county seat of Jasper County. Positioned on Interstate 80, the nation’s only east/west transcontinental interstate highway, Newton is about 30 miles east of the Des Moines metropolitan area, which has a population in excess of 400,000.

MercyOne Newton has a well-deserved reputation for bucking the trend of diminished health care in rural America by enhancing the quantity and quality of its services during the last two decades. This has been accomplished by expanding, remodeling and providing technological improvements to its physical facilities and by adding new physicians.

MercyOne Newton employees and local doctors are known for their highly productive “Iowa work ethic,” emphasis on compassion and quality patient service, and loyalty to the hospital and the community.

Our campus in Newton has 48 beds and about 200,000 square feet of space. Attached to the hospital is a 50,000-square-foot medical office building containing local physician practices and the hospital’s physical medicine and rehabilitation center.

MercyOne Newton is one of the largest employers in Jasper County, along with the local school system and the county government.


JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision and direction of the staff nurse, assists patients with activities of daily living, provides patients with basic nursing care. Assists in maintaining a safe, clean environment in accordance with established methods and procedures of MercyOne Newton Medical Center.


  • Participates as an active member of health care team.

  • Provides/assists with personal care and activities of daily living.

  • Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of patients to and from the unit.

  • Measures and records heights, weights, intakes and outputs, and appetites as directed.

  • Obtains vitals and blood glucose readings as directed.

  • Maintains an awareness of personal and patient safety when performing all duties.

  • Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development.

  • Attends at least 80% of the unit meetings, reads 100% of unit meeting notes, attends the majority of Town Hall meetings, and attends all mandatory in-services.

  • Demonstrates appropriate attitude and interest in work by maintaining acceptable work habits and behaviors.

  • Demonstrates commitment to customer service and the Standards of Behavior.

  • Demonstrates ability to establish priorities and organize effectively.



  • Ability to read, write, and follow written and oral instruction in English.

  • Ability to comprehend basic medical terminology and perform basic math skills.

  • Ability to operate a computer efficiently.

  • Maintains BCLS certification at health care provider level and Mandatory Reporting.

  • Listed with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals Direct Care Worker Registry with eligible ID number.

  • Minimal age of 18 years.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

  • Completion of 75-hour certified nurse aide course required.

  • Completion of 150-hour advanced certified nurse aide course preferred. EXPERIENCE: Prior experience as PCT or CNA is helpful.

Equal Opportunity

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a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

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