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CNA Patient Care Technician -6N Neuro/Trauma/Stroke- PRN (Varied) **1 year Experience Required**

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Supports the professional clinical staff byproviding direct patient care and performing studies and tests asassigned. These duties may vary by shiftor may be unit-specific. The Patient Care Technicianis responsible for providing care for patients of diverse ages. Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidaysas 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 andsupplies for procedures. Preparespatients and rooms for procedures, admissions, and transfers. Discharges patients from system.
* Observes and reportsinformation regarding any change in physical/mental condition, behavior, orstatus of the patient to the nurse.
* Collects and labelsspecimens.
* 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:

Theabove statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describethe essential functions of the job as identified but should not be considered adetailed description of all work requirements that may be needed to perform theduties of this position. Must haveability to maintain skills and perform tasks required for the position as outlinedin the list of department competencies.

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 Information

* Requisition ID: 2019-R0261088
* Schedule: Part-time
* Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , CNA Patient Care Technician -6N Neuro/Trauma/Stroke- PRN (Varied) **1 year Experience Required**, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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