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Catholic Health Initiatives Student Nurse Tech - Progressive Care - PRN in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa

Student Nurse Tech - Progressive Care - PRN


Requisition #: 2020-R0275938

Post Date: Mar 16, 2020

Position Type: PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0

Primary Location: IA > COUNCIL BLUFFS > MERCY CB

JobSummary / Purpose:

This job is responsible for providing nursing care and support to patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) in a defined care team and in accordance with assigned tasks and permitted by the Nursing Skills Checklist, with the exception of administering medication. An incumbent assumes responsibility for their own actions taking into consideration clinical experience/education preparation, while being an active student in an accredited nursing program. A school-signed copy of the incumbent’s Nursing Skills Checklist is kept on file and updated regularly.

Tasks are assigned by nursing staff in clear, detailed and specific instructions. Employees work as instructed and seek guidance on matters not specifically covered in the original instructions. Work is reviewed through progress checks for accuracy, adequacy and adherence to standards, instructions and established procedures.

KeyJob Responsibilities:

  1. Provides patientpersonal care/hygiene and physical comfort within assigned tasks and permittedby Nursing Skills Checklist, including feeding, bathing, shaving, changingclothes, bed making, ambulation, lifting, turning, moving, transferring,enemas, skin care and bowel/bladder elimination. Provides such additionalcare as required to meet the personal primary needs and comfort of assignedpatient based on skill, ability, and patient acuity. Prepares patient,equipment and supplies for specific procedures/examinations.

  2. Performs, monitors,reports and documents all clinical activities within assigned tasks andpermitted by Nursing Skills Checklist. Observes and reports changes in patientcondition to the RN. Obtains, labels and transports a variety of samples(e.g. urine, stool, sputum specimens and blood products).

  3. Assistsnursing staff in the admission, discharge and transfer of patient by performingactivities such as inventory/storing patient belongings, providing patient withrelevant personal care/comfort items, orienting patient/family and transportingpatient to room or other location using wheelchairs, stretchers or patient bed.

  4. Providespatient information to nursing staff for inclusion in the interdisciplinaryplan of care; documents relevant patient data in accordance with work unitstandards.

  5. Maintainsa neat and organized work environment. Orders, stocks and replenishessupplies and equipment as necessary, identifies and reports problems withsupplies or equipment; enters equipment repair request in system, tagsequipment and removes from service.

  6. Maintainsa safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospital’s Safety, RiskManagement, Regulatory Standards and infection prevention.

  7. Participatesin quality assurance/improvement initiatives and activities. Participatesin growth opportunities.


RequiredEducation :

Current enrollment as a Junior or Senior in an accredited Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science Degree program or final year in a Registered Nurse, Associate Degree program.

RequiredLicensure and Certifications:

Must be registered as a Nurse Aide in the state of practice.

Current healthcare provider BLS certification.

RequiredMinimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of basic patient care practices (including BLS), standards and tools/equipment.

Knowledge of patient confidentiality/safety guidelines and proper body mechanics as applied to patient movement and transport.

Knowledge of basic patient care practices (including BLS), standards and tools/equipment.

Knowledge of patient confidentiality/safety guidelines and proper body mechanics as applied to patient movement and transport.

Knowledge of the meaning and use of medical terminology and abbreviations.

Knowledge of, or ability to learn, CHI Health and/or department standards, procedures and requirements applicable to the position.

Ability to learn and effectively apply the confidentiality, safety, risk management and Standard Precautions standards of the work unit.

Ability to communicate effectively with patients, family and co-workers.

Ability to use proper body mechanics, proper posture, and appropriate repetition relief and static posture relief maneuvers.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions in an efficient, accurate and timely manner.

Ability to use effective customer service skills with both internal and external customers.

Ability to read, understand and communicate in English sufficient to perform the duties of the position.

Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptable level.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties of the position.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2020-R0275938

  • Schedule: Part-time

  • Shift: On Call

  • Market: CHI Health

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