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CNA Patient Care Technician -7N Cardio/Pulmonary Telemetry-

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: October 13, 2019

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.

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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.












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-R0251001

























































































































































  • Schedule: Part-time




























































































































































































































































  • Market: Mercy Medical Center


























































































































































Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , CNA Patient Care Technician -7N Cardio/Pulmonary Telemetry-, Professions , Des Moines, Iowa

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