Catholic Health Initiatives RN -6N Neuro/Trauma/Stroke- Mercy Medical Center FT .9 (Day/Night) in DES MOINES, Iowa

RN -6N Neuro/Trauma/Stroke- Mercy Medical Center FT .9 (Day/Night)



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.


  • 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 and supplies for procedures. Prepares patients and rooms for procedures,admissions, and transfers. Dischargespatients from system.

  • Observes and reports information regarding any change inphysical/mental condition, behavior, or status of the patient to the nurse.

  • Collects and labels specimens.

  • Sets up, operates, and maintains selectedpieces of equipment.


  • Practices effective communication skills inanswering phones and utilizing communication systems.

  • Provides administrative support as assigned.



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.



  • 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. Acceptablecredentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED forthe Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support forHealthcare Providers.


  • Demonstrates a commitment toservice, organization values and professionalism through appropriateconduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits ourcore values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for allcreation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God andacknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty andsincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in theirsorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of thehuman community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continuallysurpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality andprotects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational anddepartment specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively andsupports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptionalcustomer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients,residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Catholic Health Initiatives and itsorganizations are Equal Opportunity Employers

Job Neurology


Daily Schedule Day/Night

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2017-R0115489