UnityPoint Health Patient Care Technician (CNA) - Acute Care in Fort Dodge, Iowa
UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge
CNA (Patient Care Technician) - Acute Care
FTE: .90 (Full-time, 72 hours per pay period)
Shift: Monday - Friday 7pm-7am; occasional weekends
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Completes care for adult and geriatric patients as assigned by the registered nurse.
Assists the registered nurse with the admission assessment by obtaining temperature, respiration, height, weight, pulse and blood pressure. Orients patient to room and unit.
Attends to patient's daily hygiene, including oral care, hair care, baths, peri care, application of glasses, dentures and hearing aids.
Assists patients with meals when indicated.
Assists with passing meals, nourishments, water and assists patients as need indicates.
Records intake and output accurately.
Acknowledges and meets patients' needs regarding movement and elimination.
Assists patients with activities in a safe manner as directed by the nurse.
Functions in day-to-day and emergency situations in accordance with nursing standards and as assigned by the nurse.
Communicates with other members of the healthcare team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.
Participates in unit operations demonstrating professional behaviors to include supporting goals of nursing unit and maintaining awareness of resource utilization.
Participates in non-direct patient care activities including educational activities, performance improvement activities, and other related activities as directed.
Completes environmental tasks as assigned.
Performs clerical duties as assigned.
Maintains orderly storage of supplies and assists in accounting for chargeable items.
Documents temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, weights and diet consumption in Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
Documents ADL’s in computer.
Performs Glucose Point of Care.
Demonstrates positive customer relation skills. (Adheres to the Character Counts Pillars Standards of Behavior)
Must complete and pass BCLS.
Adheres to departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
Applies telemetry equipment to patients using proper lead placement and discontinues equipment use.
Seventy-five (75) Hour Nursing Assistant Course
Certificate from an approved Nursing Assistant Course is required (unless waiver granted).
Ability to exercise good judgment, maintain effective interpersonal relationships and adapt to change. Ability to organize work. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills required for specialized area of assignment. Basic Life Support completion required. Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients. Member of Support Stroke team requiring 2 hours of annual stroke education.
Requisition ID: 2020-74901
Street: 802 Kenyon Rd
Name: 7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr
Name: Center for Acute Care - 3N
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday 7pm - 7am; occasional weekends
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org