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UnityPoint Health Certified Nursing Assistant-Medical/Surgical in Marshalltown, Iowa

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is responsible for a variety of tasks and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The CNA will report and record observations and contribute to the efficient functionality of the department.

  • Partners with the RN and other healthcare team members to achieve patient care outcomes and goals of care, as identified in the plan of care.

  • Performs specific tasks as directed by the RN and other healthcare team members per competency education. Consults and seeks out guidance from RN and/or other healthcare team members, as appropriate and when completing new or unfamiliar tasks or duties.

  • Obtains, records and/or accurately enters data into the EMR, as identified in the PCT Scope of Practice. Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.

  • Verbally presents factual, concise, and timely information and/or patient care data to the RN, the healthcare team, patients and/or family members in a professional manner.

  • Hand-offs will be done with attention to detail and with safety as a high priority. Hand-offs are utilized to communicate patient treatment and assessment information, patient education needs, goals of care and other quality care measures at each change of caregiver or setting of care.

  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

  • Maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

Completion of nursing assistant or equivalent course.

Internal applicants within UPH, in good standing, with one year of hospital experience will be considered.

Read, writes, speaks and comprehends fluent English

Basic computer skills

Customer/patient focused

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions

Models professionalism and ethical behavior

Contributes to a positive morale

Recognizes the importance of each position in the hospital and treats others as equal and valued members of the healthcare team.

Actively assures patient confidentiality, privacy and security regarding all organizational information

This position does not get reported with Direct Care Workers (DCW)

Requisition ID: 2020-78778

Street: 3 S 4th Ave

Name: 2560 Marshalltown

Name: Medical Surgical

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Nights- 1800-0630 (3 per week) with every third weekend and holiday rotation commitment

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

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