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Mary Greeley Medical Center Patient Care Tech in Ames, Iowa

  • Position Summary

  • Under general direction, protects, promotes, and optimizes health and abilities. Under general supervision, supports the professional clinical staff by providing direct patient care and performing duties as assigned by the RN. Prevents illness and injury. Advocates for patients and their families. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.

  • Position Responsibilities

  • Unit Specific Position Responsibilities

  • Performs patient care and treatments under supervision of a RN.

  • Provides and documents nursing care including, but not limited to, activities of daily living, exercise and ambulating, specimen collection and respiratory support activities.

  • Lifts, moves, positions and transports patients.

  • Performs procedures as defined by department competencies.

  • Considers age, growth, and development when providing care.

  • Assists in duties as requested to meet the day-to-day operations of the unit.

  • Performs other assigned duties.

  • Answers patient intercom system and communicates message to appropriate staff member

  • Answers telephone on the unit

  • Greets patients, visitors and family. Assists them in way finding directing them to the appropriate area.

  • Supports department initiatives

  • Orders stock items from Purchasing if trained

  • KRONOS editing if trained

  • Operates office equipment

  • Performs transporter duties as directed.

  • Utilizes safety practices in daily activities.

  • Creates/ maintains department documents utilizing Word and Excel computer systems.

  • Maintains education materials, clip boards and other unit specific documents

  • Maintains nursing unit in a neat and orderly fashion

  • Actively participates in medical center and departmental teams promoting continuous quality improvement and patient satisfaction.

  • Utilizes hand off communication at shift change.

  • Utilizes hourly rounding standard behaviors to provide care at the bedside.

  • Assures safe, therapeutic environment for patients, families, visitors, and staff.

  • Participates in staff development and orientation of new staff.

  • Sets priorities and demonstrates organizational skills.

  • Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) training, or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.

  • Mandatory Reporter training or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.

  • De-escalation training prior to performing direct patient care or within 90 days of hire.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of a recognized operating room technologist course

  • Completion of Advanced Nurse Aide program.

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Completion of 75-hour basic Certified Nursing Assistant Program or completion of at least one clinical rotation of a nursing program or comparable education, training and experience OR ER and ICCU Department only- NREMT Certification.

  • All clinical night staff routinely working between the hours of 2300 – 0700 that work in Acute Rehab, Med Tele, Med Surg, Birthways, PEDS, NICU, and Oncology will be required to take the combative patient response team training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.

  • Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Proficient in communication skills.

  • Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with diverse population groups.

  • Ability to be self-directed, flexible, and able to adapt to change.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a professional and tactful manner with physicians, staff, patients and/or their representatives.

  • Ability to read and understand chart documentation.

  • Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills.

  • Ability to read, write and understand the English language.

  • Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in providing care for infant through geriatric patients as required.

  • Ability to assist nursing personnel with patients; explain procedures and give information; skill in the use of specialized equipment and/or techniques; ability to detect abnormal conditions and report appropriately; able to function promptly and appropriately under stressful conditions.

  • Under RN general supervision scrub for Cesarean Sections, facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Anyone hired after October 2013 will not be trained or be expected to scrub for Cesarean Sections.

  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • None Specified

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