Catholic Health Initiatives CNA Patient Care Technician -West Lakes ICU/Progressive Care Unit- FT .9 (Night) in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa
CNA Patient Care Technician -West Lakes ICU/Progressive Care Unit- FT .9 (Night)
Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72
Primary Location: IA > WEST DES MOINES > MERCY WEST LAKES
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 Care Technician
is responsible for providing care for patients of diverse ages. Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays
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).
Sets up equipment andsupplies for procedures. Preparespatients and rooms for procedures, admissions, and transfers. Discharges patients from system.
Observes and reportsinformation regarding any change in physical/mental condition, behavior, orstatus of the patient to the nurse.
Collects and labelsspecimens.
Setsup, operates, and maintains 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. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certificationsinclude American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and AmericanHeart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
Job Clinical Support
Primary Location IOWA-WEST DES MOINES-MERCY WEST LAKES
Daily Schedule Nights
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72
Weekends Required Every Third
Req ID: 2018-R0189268
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.