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Trinity Health Nursing Assistant, Ortho-Neuro-Trauma in Sioux City, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

12 Hour Night Shift

Description:

Under direct supervision, the Nursing Assistant is responsible for assisting with direct patient care as well as other work on the unit, which supports the patient environment. Work will include components of direct patient care, nutrition, observation, documentation, transportation, and general maintenance of the patient environment.

Employment Type: Full Time, 36-hours per week

Schedule: Three 12-hour shifts per week, must be able to work every other weekend (including Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and rotating holidays

Shift: Nights, 7pm - 7am

What you will Do

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with MercyOne standards.

  • Assists and prioritizes activities of daily living and other cares with the guidance and delegation of the RN.

  • Obtains and records vital signs – temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respirations, oximetry, and pain score; height/weight; intake/output; and records the information appropriately, accurately and in a timely manner with notification to the nurses as needed.

  • Maintains knowledge and demonstrates competency in the use of patient equipment i.e., manual and automatic blood pressure machine, pulse oximeters, bladder scanner, restraints, electronic scales, gait belts, intermittent pneumatic compression stockings (SCD), heating pads, ice bags, wall suction set-up and Yankeur suction, placement of telemetry, mechanical lifts, bed scales, bed and chair alarms, and personal alarms.

  • Assists with patient treatments such as repositioning, pre-operative hair removal and shower preps. Empties all drains and collection bags (except intracranial pressure monitoring drains [Becker] and chest tubes).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a high school diploma/GED or must be at least 16 years old and actively pursuing high school diploma.

  • Must have successfully completed at least 75-credit hours of a Nursing Assistant Program from an accredited school but does not need to be on the Iowa registry. If no credits have been received, verification of employment as a CNA and must be state registered. Or has successfully completed the MercyOne Patient Care Tech In-Training Program. Or is a nursing student who has completed a Med/Surg clinical rotation.

  • Maintains certification in Basic Life Support and Iowa Mandatory Reporter.

  • Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e., Healthstream, internet, etc.)

  • Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.

Position Highlights and Benefits

The tri-state region, referred to as Western Iowa or Siouxland, is highlighted by safe and friendly communities, excellent schools and a mix of peaceful rural areas and vibrant city atmosphere where Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota meet at the Missouri River

Situated in the heart of downtown Sioux City, MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is also well positioned for urban living in any of the newly renovated apartments, downtown lofts, or townhome living options. The downtown also features a historic district with excellent restaurants and social spots, and you'll just be steps away from the beautifully renovated Warrior Hotel for dinner and the gorgeous Orpheum Theatre for entertainment.

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

Ministry/Facility Information

MercyOne Western Iowa serves the needs of individuals in a 33-county area including western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center (https://www.mercyone.org/siouxland/location/mercyone-siouxland-medical-center) , a 238-bed regional facility, is home to the only Level II trauma center in the area – one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons – and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service. Along with owned and managed hospitals in Primghar (https://www.mercyone.org/location/mercyone-primghar-family-medicine) and Hawarden, Iowa, and a partnership with Dunes Surgical Hospital (https://www.mercyone.org/location/dunes-surgical-hospital) in South Dakota, the region also operates a primary care network, specialty care clinics and home health care, providing an entire continuum of preventative, primary, acute and tertiary health care services to provide personalized, compassionate care for the communities we serve and beyond.

MercyOne Siouxland 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

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

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