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CNA Patient Care Technician -6N Neuro/Trauma/Stroke- PT .6 (Day/Evening)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

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.--MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:----------------Practices effective communication skills in answering phones and utilizing communication systems.----------------Provides administrative support as assigned.--DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:The 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.
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-R0261086
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , CNA Patient Care Technician -6N Neuro/Trauma/Stroke- PT .6 (Day/Evening), Professions , Des Moines, Iowa

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