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CNA Patient Care Technician -Cardiac Surgical ICU- FT .9 (Day)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 17, 2019

Job Description:


Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72
Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER





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.--
  • Sets up, operates, and maintains selected
    pieces of equipment.











    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-R0256478

























































































































































      • Schedule: Full-time




























































































































































































































































      • Market: Mercy Medical Center


























































































































































Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , CNA Patient Care Technician -Cardiac Surgical ICU- FT .9 (Day), Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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