Student Nurse Tech Med Surg Neurology
Company: Trinity Health
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 16, 2023
MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic
medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and
Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's
Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in
Clive (965 beds total) - along with more than 20 additional
facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric,
internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of
Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually
operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest
employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a
medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health
associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which
was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit
Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost,
not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more
than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.
MercyOne also provides you with the quality care you provide to
others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits
that complement work/life balance.
Job Summary / Purpose
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 Student Nurse
- Patient Care Technician is responsible for providing care for
patients of diverse ages. Works rotating shifts, weekends, and
holidays as scheduled.
Essential Key Job Responsibilities
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. Sets up, operates, and maintains
selected pieces of equipment.
- Currently enrolled in an accredited registered nursing program.
- Must be 18 years of age.
- Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter - Child and/or
Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for
Healthcare Providers certified within six (6) weeks of hire.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000
physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve
diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the
cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and
health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that
knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize
that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our
world and that these differences often lead to innovative
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through
training and education, recruitment, retention, and development),
commitment and accountability, communication, community
partnerships, and supplier diversity.
Keywords: Trinity Health, Des Moines , Student Nurse Tech Med Surg Neurology, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa
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