UnityPoint Health CNA (Patient Care Tech) - 2 North in Fort Dodge, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge

CNA (Patient Care Tech) - 2 North

FTE: .60 (Part-time, 24 hours per pay period)

Shift: Monday - Friday 7a-7p w/ every 3rd weekend and holiday

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

Seventy-five (75) Hour Nursing Assistant Course

Licensure:

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

Experience:

None

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

Requisition ID: 2018-44165

Street: 802 Kenyon Rd

Name: 7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr

Name: Medical 2N

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.6

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday 7a-7p w/ every 3rd weekend,

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