UnityPoint Health

Student Nurse Technician- Inpt Older Adult MH- Lutheran

Requisition ID
Nursing Aides, Assistants, and Techs
US-IA-Des Moines
700 E University Ave
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Des Moines
Inpt Older Adult MH- Luth
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Days/Evenings 7a-3:30p and 3p-11:30p with weekend and holiday rotation, 16 hours/week
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits


$3,000 Sign On Bonus


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).Performs procedures for patients and provides technical services and support. Reports and records observations and contribute to the efficient functionality of the department. Identifies patients' needs and implements care for a group of patients under the supervision of a RN applying skills learned in their initial nursing coursework. 


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • 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 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. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/


Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·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 as identified in the PCT role. Consults and seeks out guidance from RN and/or other healthcare team members, as appropriate and when completing new or unfamiliar tasks or duties.

oTasks include but are not limited to:

§Activities of Daily Living

§Answering patient call lights

§Assisting with simple procedures defined in the work area

§Taking and recording vital signs and weights

§Transporting patients, equipment, supplies, and specimens

§Assists in maintaining a clean, orderly, and safe environment

·Obtains, records and/or accurately enters data into the EMR. 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.


Basic UPH 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, JCAHO, 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 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 administrative staff.Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

·This position may be assigned a specific mission to address in an emergency situation to assist in disaster response and recovery as part of UPHDM Hospital Emergency Incident Command System. Situations of critical nature may require and individual to perform multiple tasks until additional support can be obtained.



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.






Enrolled in a formal BSN or ADN nursing program to include completion of introductory clinical nursing course with clinical component.


Team members within UPH-DM may remain in Student Nurse tech role for up to 6-months after passing the board and achieving RN license.








Completion of 1 RN clinical rotation


Six months of nursing assistant experience






Valid drivers license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Must possess and maintain current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification or obtain certification within three months from date of hire.









·Ability to identify patients' needs and implement nursing care for a group of patients under the supervision of a RN/Clinical Instructor.

·Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

·Multicultural sensitivity.

·Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

·Customer/patient focused.

·Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

·Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff.

·Ability to prioritize simultaneous situations.








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




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