Catholic Health Initiatives CNA Patient Care Technician - Progressive Care Unit FT .9 in DES MOINES, Iowa

CNA Patient Care Technician - Progressive Care Unit FT .9

Description

The new Progressive Care Unitwill provide personalized care in the proper setting for the care of patientswho need closer monitoring than is available on med-surg/tele floors, but havelower acuity than critical care. Examples of this are: post-op heart patients,patients who have had invasive cardiac procedures, and behavioral healthpatients waiting to be medically cleared to transition to the Behavioral HealthUnit. The nurse:patient ratio will be 1:3 and 1:4 depending on patient acuity.

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 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.

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

Job Clinical Support

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule 7:00am - 7:30pm

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2018-R0181404

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.