Under the supervision of an RN provides direct patient care. Performs procedures for patients and provides technical services and support. Successful performance contributes to a holistic approach to the delivery of services, improved patient care, and a high level of satisfaction from patients and families. The Internal Resource Team (IRT) provides support and additional resources to nursing units throughout UnityPoint Health—Des Moines during times of vacancy, high acuity, and census variations. The IRT provides support for 17 adult, Medical/Surgical, inpatient nursing units at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, and Methodist West Hospital.
Assists patients with activities of daily living. Answers patient call lights. Assists with simple procedures as defined in work area Takes and records vital signs and weights. Monitors and records intake and output. Transports patients, equipment, supplies, and specimens including transport of patients with traction. Assists in maintaining a clean, orderly and safe environment.
Education: 150 Hour Advanced CNA Course OR Student nurses are only required to complete the 75 hour CNA course and completion of 1 clinical rotation. Experience: Previous healthcare experience. License/Certification: Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Multicultural sensitivity. Microsoft Office – basic computer skills. Customer/patient focused.
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