Patient Care Tech, Pulmonary Medicine Center

Mercy Medical Center

This position supports Mercy’s philosophy of patient centered care by providing safe and effective patient care by performing tasks and support functions under the supervision of a Licensed Nurse. Patient Care Technicians may fulfill an expanded role by performing additional tasks and responsibilities as delegated by their department.
Job Duties
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, identify needs for changes in priorities and takes the initiative to recommend and implement changes in concert with their supervisor
  • Assist in identifying quality improvement opportunities and demonstrate support for changes in practice designed to improve performance
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of patient rooms and department work areas
  • Organize and prioritize daily work, taking into account the needs of patients, families and other health care workers
  • Demonstrates support for changes in practice designed to improve performance.
  • Responds within scope of practice to emergencies and life-threatening conditions
  • Assures patient privacy by knocking on doors, closing curtains and protecting patient information
  • Maintains accurate and real time documentation of patient care provided
  • Demonstrate effective and age appropriate communication as well as the ability to understand the needs of the patient including non-verbal communication, fears, anxieties and language/cultural barriers
  • Observe and communicate to the licensed nurse any changes in patient condition and pertinent information regarding the needs of the patient and/or significant others
  • Provide safe and effective patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse by performing tasks and support functions as delegated by department
  • Ensure that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand-offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome
Department Specific Duties
  • Collect lab specimens, ambulate patients with gait belt, perform EKG's
  • Assists with turning patients, skin and fall risk assessments and interventions
  • Answer phones, make follow-up appointments for discharging patients
  • Ambulate patients with the use of a gait belt
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Role Models exemplary customer service skills including verbal and non-verbal skills and proper phone etiquette
  • Creates a welcoming environment for all healthcare team members
  • Demonstrates the ability to provides safe and effective patient care
  • Must have the ability to remain focused in stressful situations and perform multiple tasks quickly
Professional Experience
  • Previous Patient Care Tech or Certified Nursing Assistant experience preferred
  • High School diploma or equivalent preferred
  • In addition, ONE of the following is preferred: 
    • Completion of a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or Health Support Professional program; or comparable education, training and experience in the absence of successful completion of a CNA or Health Support Professional program
    • A minimum of 2 years in a Bachelor's in Nursing Degree program
    • First year student in an ADN program 
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Pulmonary Medicine Center
Schedule: Part Time, Day/Evening, Work 12 hours per week, day/eve shifts and every third weekend

Job ID: 83133

Posted 4 days ago

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