Catholic Health Initiatives PCT -9S Cardiac/Telemetry/Heart Failure- Mercy Medical Center PT .5 (Nights) in DES MOINES, Iowa

PCT -9S Cardiac/Telemetry/Heart Failure- Mercy Medical Center PT .5 (Nights)

Description

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 assigned

patient care and treatment as delegated by an RN or LPN.

  • Performs or

assists patients with activities including personal hygiene, bathing, ambulation,

transporting, range of motion exercises, dressing/undressing, feeding, changing

bandages, elimination needs, and emptying drainage devices.

  • Responds to

patient calls and anticipates patient needs.

Assures patient safety and comfort through use of safe patient handling

techniques, regular rounding, environmental maintenance, equipment maintenance,

and other appropriate safety measures.

  • Calculates intake

and output (excluding IVs). Measures vital

signs. Performs bedside blood glucose

testing. Makes entries to patient health

records as consistent with scope of job duties and in compliance with company

policy.

  • Initiates or

assists with emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation,

protecting patient from injury).

  • Performs

post-mortem care.

  • Sets up equipment and

supplies for procedures. Prepares

patients and rooms for procedures, admissions, and transfers. Discharges patients from system.

  • Observes and reports

information regarding any change in physical/mental condition, behavior, or

status of the patient to the nurse.

  • Collects and labels

specimens.

  • Setsup, operates, and maintains selected pieces of equipment.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Practiceseffective communication skills in answering phones and utilizing communication systems.

  • Providesadministrative support as assigned.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:

The

above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe

the essential functions of the job as identified but should not be considered a

detailed description of all work requirements that may be needed to perform the

duties of this position. Must have

ability to maintain skills and perform tasks required for the position as outlined

in the list of department competencies.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Completion of 75-hour, 120-hour or 150-hour Certified Nursing Assistant program OR be listed as having passed CNA competency testing on the Iowa Direct Care Worker registry.

  • Graduate of an accredited RN or LPN 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 within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence : 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. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence : 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

Job Patient Care Support

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 40

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2017-R0122304