Patient Care Technician
Mary Greeley Medical Center - Ames, IA

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Supports the professional clinical staff by providing direct patient care and performing duties as assigned by the RN.

Position Responsibilities:
Essential functions:
  • Performs patient care & treatments under supervision of a RN.
  • Provides & documents nursing care including, but not limited to, activities of daily living, exercise & ambulating, specimen collection and respiratory support activities.
  • Under the direction of the nurse, assist in education of patients and families.
  • Lifts, moves, positions & transports patients.
  • Performs procedures as defined by department competencies.
  • Assures safe, therapeutic environment for patients, families, visitors, and staff.
  • Considers age, growth, and development when providing care.
  • Participates in staff development and orientation of new staff.
  • Sets priorities and demonstrates organizational skills.
  • Assists in duties as requested to meet the day-to-day operations of the unit.
  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
  • Performs other assigned duties.
  • Completion of 120-hour or 150-hour Certified Nursing Assistant Program or graduate of an accredited RN program.
  • Upon hire, must be identified as “Eligible for Employment/Active” on the Iowa Direct Care Worker (DCW) Registry.
  • Must remain in active status on the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry throughout employment.
  • High School diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) training, or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment
  • For specific departments and/or shifts, Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) training or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment may be required
  • Ability to assist nursing personnel with patients; explain procedures and give information; skill in the use of specialized equipment and/or techniques; ability to detect abnormal conditions and report appropriately; able to function promptly and appropriately under stressful conditions.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication in English.
Iowa Direct Care Worker (DCW) Registry

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