Mary Greeley Medical Center Patient Care Tech in Ames, Iowa
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.
Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Cares for patients receiving chemotherapy follows policy and procedures regarding safety precautions.
Cares for patients receiving implantable radiation therapy following organizational policy and procedures regarding radiation safety.
Creates and enhances a positive environment that maintain a climate of dignity, privacy and respect for patients with cancer
Uses lifting devices per protocol.
Provides care and performs procedures as defined by department competencies.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
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 Department only- NREMT Certification.
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.
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.
Completion of Advanced Nurse Aide program.
High school diploma or GED
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.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience: