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UnityPoint Health Patient Care Tech - ED in Fort Dodge, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge

Patient Care Technician - ED

FTE: 0.4FTE (Part-time, 16 hours per week)

Shift: 7:30a-4:00p with every other weekend and every other holiday

  • Completes care for adult and geriatric patients as assigned by the registered nurse.

  • Assists the Registered Nurse with the Admission assessment by obtaining height and

  • Attends to patient's daily hygiene, including oral care, hair care, baths, peri care, application of glasses, dentures and hearing aids.

  • Assists patients with meals when indicated.

  • Passes meals, nourishments, water and assists patients as need indicates.

  • Records intake and output accurately.

  • Acknowledges and meets patients' needs regarding movement and elimination.

  • Assists patients with activities in a safe manner as directed by the nurse.

  • Functions in day-to-day and emergency situations in accordance with nursing standards and as assigned by the nurse.

  • Communicates with other members of the healthcare team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.

  • Participates in unit operations demonstrating professional behaviors to include supporting goals of nursing unit and maintaining awareness of resource utilization.

  • Participates in non-direct patient care activities including educational activities, performance improvement activities, and other related activities.

  • Completes environmental tasks as assigned.

  • Obtains electrocardiograms per physician orders.

  • Assists RN to establish EKG telemetry, noninvasive blood pressure and oximetry, and temperature readings.

  • Performs clerical duties as assigned.

  • Labels chart pages with patient identification.

  • Assembles chart pages in approved sequence and chart order identified.

  • Maintains orderly storage of supplies.

  • Documents diet consumption within the online medical record.

  • Demonstrates positive customer relation skills.

  • Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Documents ADL’s within the online medical record.

  • Performs Glucose Point of Care.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

  • Seventy-five (75) Hour Nursing Assistant Course or nursing students to have completed Nursing Foundations.

Licensure:

  • Certificate from an approved Nursing Assistant Course is required (unless waiver granted) or a nursing student that has completed Healthcare I.

Experience:

  • None

Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to exercise good judgment, maintain effective interpersonal relationships and adapt to change.

  • Ability to organize work.

  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills required for specialized area of assignment.

  • BCLS completion required.

  • Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients.

  • Member of the Support stroke team requiring 2 hours of annual stroke education.

Certification/Course:

  • Refer to Job Description Addendum

Requisition ID: 2020-81804

Street: 802 Kenyon Rd

Name: 7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr

Name: Emergency Services

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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