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Company: Mercy Cedar Rapids
Location: Hiawatha, IA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

  This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing safe and effective patient care by performing tasks and support functions under the supervision of a Licensed Nurse. Patient Care Technicians may fulfill an expanded role by performing additional tasks and responsibilities as delegated by their department.   Job Duties

  • Ensure that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed.
  • Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome
  • Provide safe and effective patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse by performing tasks and support functions as delegated by department
  • Observe and communicate to the licensed nurse any changes in patient condition and pertinent information regarding the needs of the patient and/or significant others
  • Demonstrate effective and age appropriate communication as well as the ability to understand the needs of the patient including non-verbal communication, fears, anxieties and language/cultural barriers
  • Maintains accurate and real time documentation of patient care provided
  • Assures patient privacy by knocking on doors, closing curtains and protecting patient information
  • Responds within scope of practice to emergencies and life threatening conditions
  • Demonstrates support for changes in practice designed to improve performance.
  • Organize and prioritize daily work, taking into account the needs of patients, families and other health care workers
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of patient rooms and department work areas
  • Assist in identifying quality improvement opportunities and demonstrate support for changes in practice designed to improve performance
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, identify needs for changes in priorities and takes the initiative to recommend and implement changes in concert with their supervisor. 
Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • In addition, must have ONE of the following:
    • Completion of a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or Health Support Professional program ­

    • A minimum of 2 years in a baccalaureate program ­
    • One year in an Associates Degree in Nursing program
    • Comparable education, training and experience in the absence of successful completion of a CNA or Health Support Professional program
  • Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
 


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