Supports the professional clinical staff by providing direct patient care and performing studies and tests as assigned by the physician or RN. These duties may vary by shift or may be unit-specific. The technician is responsible for providing care for patients of diverse ages.
- Performs or assists patients with personal hygiene such as bathing, showering, perineal care, oral hygiene, back rubs, nail care, shaving, hair care, dressing/undressing, makes occupied/unoccupied beds, feeding, sensory devices (i.e., hearing aides).
- Assists patient with elimination needs: bedpans, urinal. Empties urinary catheter bags. Performs catheter care. Empties colostomy bags. Changes ostomy bags. Observes and maintains urinary drainage systems.
- Transfers or assists with patient to/from bed, wheelchair using correct equipment. Transports patients and belongings.
- Assists patient with ambulation.
- Assists patient with active or performs passive range of motion exercises.
- Calculates and records intake and output (excluding IVs).
- Answers patient call lights and responds appropriately.
- Collects and labels urine specimens.
- Performs special procedures including positioning and maintaining patient in correct and safe alignment; measuring and recording temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure; measuring and recording height and weight.
- Measures and applies PAS stockings. Applies anti-embolism elastic stockings and elbow protectors.
- Performs post-mortem care.
- Performs or assists with CPR.
- Performs bedside blood glucose testing.
- Sets up and assists with simple wound dressing changes.
- Sets up equipment and supplies for sterile/non-sterile procedures.
- Performs pre-procedure scrub prep and shave.
- Empties and maintains drainage devices.
- Assists with room preparation for anticipated admissions and transfers.
- Communicates changes/information regarding patient’s physical/mental conditions to RN.
- Participates in departmental performance improvement activities.
- Utilizes hospital information system to process orders.
- Utilizes proper restraint management.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Completion of 75-hour, 120-hour or 150-hour Certified Nursing Assistant Program and must be on State C.N.A. Registry.
- Graduate of an accredited RN program may 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 by end of orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times
Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.
: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.
: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.
: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Patient Care Support
IA-Des Moines-Mercy Medical Center
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period
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