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CommonSpirit Health CNA/Patient Care Technician- Pre/Post Surgery in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Job Summary / Purpose

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 Student Nurse - Patient CareTechnician is responsible for providing care for patients of diverse ages. Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Delivers assigned patient care and treatment as delegated by an RN or LPN.

  2. Performs or assists patients with activities including personal hygiene, bathing, ambulation, transporting, range of motion exercises, dressing/undressing, feeding, changing bandages, elimination needs, and emptying drainage devices.

  3. Responds to patient calls and anticipates patient needs. Assures patient safety and comfort through use of safe patient handling techniques, regular rounding, environmental maintenance, equipment maintenance, and other appropriate safety measures.

  4. Calculates intake and output (excluding IVs). Measures vital signs. Performs bedside blood glucose testing. Makes entries to patient health records as consistent with scope of job duties and in compliance with company policy.

  5. Initiates or assists with emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).

  6. Performs post-mortem care.

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

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

  9. Collects and labels specimens.

  10. Sets up, operates, and maintains selected pieces of equipment.

Qualifications

· Completion of 75-hour, 120-hour or 150-hour Certified Nursing Assistant program OR be listed as having passed CNA competency testing on the Iowa Direct Care Worker registry.

· Graduate of an accredited RN or LPN program,certification as an EMT in the State of Iowa OR formally holding a medical occupational specialty from the military may be substituted for completion of CNA program and CNA Registry.

· 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.

· American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certified within six (6) weeks of hire.

Critical thinking skills, professional verbal and written communication skills, technical/computer skills, attention to detail, customer service skills, adaptability, maintain confidentiality

· High School diploma or high school equivalent

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Requisition ID 2021-150454

Employment Type Full Time

Department Pre & Post Surgery

Hours / Pay Period 72

Shift Day

Standard Hours Days

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Location IA-DES MOINES

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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