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)

Description

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72

Primary Location: IA > WEST DES MOINES > MERCY WEST LAKES

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 Care Technician

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 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.

Qualifications

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.