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Catholic Health Initiatives CNA Patient Care Technician -5N Ortho/Trauma- FT 1.0 (Day) in DES MOINES, Iowa

CNA Patient Care Technician -5N Ortho/Trauma- FT 1.0 (Day)

Location: DES MOINES, IOWA, UNITED STATES

Requisition #: 2019-R0250872

Post Date: Oct 07, 2019

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80

Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Supports the professional clinical staff by providing direct patient care and performing studies and tests as assigned. These duties may vary by shift or may be unit-specific. The Patient CareTechnician is responsible for providing care for patients of diverse ages. Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Delivers assignedpatient care and treatment as delegated by an RN or LPN.

  • Performs orassists patients with activities including personal hygiene, bathing, ambulation,transporting, range of motion exercises, dressing/undressing, feeding, changingbandages, elimination needs, and emptying drainage devices.

  • Responds topatient calls and anticipates patient needs.Assures patient safety and comfort through use of safe patient handlingtechniques, regular rounding, environmental maintenance, equipment maintenance,and other appropriate safety measures.

  • Calculates intakeand output (excluding IVs). Measures vitalsigns. Performs bedside blood glucosetesting. Makes entries to patient healthrecords as consistent with scope of job duties and in compliance with companypolicy.

  • Initiates orassists with emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation,protecting patient from injury).

  • Performspost-mortem care.

  • Sets up equipment and supplies for procedures. Prepares patients and rooms for procedures,admissions, and transfers. Dischargespatients from system.

  • Observes and reports information regarding any change inphysical/mental condition, behavior, or status of the patient to the nurse.

  • Collects and labels specimens.

  • Sets up, operates, andmaintains selected pieces of equipment.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Completion of 75-hour, 120-hour or 150-hourCertified Nursing Assistant program OR be listed as having passed CNAcompetency testing on the Iowa Direct Care Worker registry.

  • Graduate of an accredited RN or LPN programmay be substituted for completion of CNA program and CNA Registry.

  • High School diploma or GED.

  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter –Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

  • BLS certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptablecredentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED forthe Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support forHealthcare Providers.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0250872

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Market: Mercy Medical Center

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