UnityPoint Health

Certified Nursing Assistant-Float

Requisition ID
2022-114671
Category
Nursing Aides, Assistants, and Techs
Location
US-IA-Sioux City
Address
2720 Stone Park Blvd
Affiliate
7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes
City
Sioux City
Department
Nursing Floats- SLRMC
State
IA
FTE
0.9
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
12 hr Night Shifts 7p - 7 a
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint-St. Luke's

Full-Time

Nights 12 Hr Shifts 7a-7p

 

Under the supervision of an RN, the Patient Care Technician provides direct patient care throughout all nursing areas.  Duties include assisting patients with their ADL’s, transporting patients in various types of equipment and ambulation, documentation of care and treatments done and observes patients for safety and condition changes and reports to appropriate staff.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. 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.

 

    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.

Responsibilities

Delivery of Care

  • Assists patients with ADL’s according to hospital procedures, reports all abnormal findings and changes in patient condition to RN in charge of patient. Assists with ambulation of patients and uses assist devices as appropriate to protect patient and staff member.
  • Assists with restocking of rooms and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Follows all established infection control policies and recognizes role in providing safety to the patient.
  • Directly observes identified patient(s) at all times during shift when preforming safety or suicidal observation.
  • Promotes and ensures implementation of patient safety protocols (elopement precautions, suicide precautions, and aggressive behaviors).
  • Obtain EKG under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
  • Transfer of patients to other areas of the hospital under the direction of the registered nurse.
  • Insertion of urinary catheters under the direction of the registered nurse.
  • Cleaning and general housekeeping of rooms between patients.

Documentation

  • Real-time EMR documentation of vital signs, weights, activity, intake and outputs, and ADL care is done in accordance with hospital and unit policies.

Effective Communication

  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills with patients, families, healthcare team members and other customers.
  • 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.
  • Collaborates with healthcare team to provide patient care.
    • Consults with RN and/or other healthcare team members, as appropriate.
    • Obtains instruction and supervision, as necessary, when implementing new or unfamiliar tasks or duties.
    • Complies with established department routines, policies, and procedures.

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

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

Education:

 

 

 

High School diploma or GED

Experience:

 

 

 

 

 

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

· Maintain current BLS certification

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

· MOAB completion within six months of hire.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

Basic computer knowledge

Ability to deal efficiently and effectively with a wide variety of individuals.

Knowledge of basic medical terminology is preferred.

Ability to move and lift patients and use appropriate equipment.

Ability to communicate effectively and document information accurately.

Effective interpersonal relationships and communication skills (verbal, non-verbal and written).

Other:

 

 

 

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

 

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