UnityPoint Health

Patient Care Technician - Surgery Center Cedar Rapids (PRN)

Requisition ID
Nursing Aides, Assistants, and Techs
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
1075 First Ave SE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Ambulatory Surgery/SCCR
Scheduled Hours/Shift
As needed, Monday-Friday. 0700-1530
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed


The PCT is responsible for the technical aspects of patient care under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN).  

The patients to be served include infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.



Clinical Care

·        Performs assigned patient care duties as required, needed and/or directed.

·        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.

·        Obtains, records the listed tasks following competency validation for skill performance and documentation requirements: Vital signs, Weights, Intake and output, and Other appropriate patient observations, as assigned.

·        Performs specific tasks as directed by the RN and other healthcare team members, following competency validation.

·        Empty waste devices (urinals, hats, bedpans) promptly and record on I & O sheet, if applicable.

·        Set up simple oxygen therapy (nasal cannula).

·        Perform pulse oximetry.

·        Discontinue IV therapy.

·        Assist with safe patient handling.

·        Assist with patient transport via wheelchair or stretcher.

·        Perform linen changes.

·        Delivers water, coffee, ice, and/or other nourishments, as needed.

·        Promptly responds to call lights.

·        Aids healthcare team members, as required.

·        May assist in secretarial responsibilities per unit expectations.

·        Assists patients with feeding, elimination, dressing, etc., as needed.

·        Assists with patient mobilization.

·        Assists with patient ambulation, with or without assistive devices.

·        Promptly communicates pertinent patient care data and information to assigned RN and/or healthcare team member.

·        Knowledge of principles of aseptic technique




Basic Performance Criteria

·        Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·        Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·        Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·        Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, AAAHC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·        Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·        Is knowledgeable of hospital, ASC, and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste, and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital and ASC administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.






Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·        Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·        Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·        Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment:

·        Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy, and respect

·        Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·        Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·        Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·        Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·        Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·        Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·        Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·        Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·        Have the courage to challenge the status quo.






Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


High school graduate or equivalent is  required.


Previous hospital experience is preferred










Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.





Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English


Multicultural sensitivity



Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions


Basic computer knowledge using Microsoft Office, web browser, and email



Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position



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