Patient Care Technician-Surgicare

UnityPoint Health

Requisition ID
Nursing Aides, Assistants, and Techs
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
1026 A Ave NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Ambulatory Surgery/Surgical
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Mon- Friday, 8 hour shifts, days, no weekends
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


The Patient Care Tech is responsible for a variety of tasks, clerical duties, and services to assist in the provision of care and comfort for patients under the direction of the department RNs, Supervisor and Manager. Works with the nursing personnel and providers to deliver quality care for patients and their families.  The Patient Care Tech works collaboratively with nurses and providers to assure seamless care for all patients and families having procedures or surgery. The Patient Care Tech will report and record observations and contribute to the efficient functionality of the department.  


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at


Key Accountability


% of Time


Key Accountability

Assist nursing staff with patient cares:

·         Prep individual patient care area: ice chips, ice packs, IV tubing, and other supplies as needed

·         Assist nursing staff in bedside patient care: temperature, warm blankets, SCD hose, clean linen, empty foley or and drainage containers.

·         Assist nursing staff with pediatric care and two (2) staff pediatric transport.

·         Transport patients

·         Assist in monitoring stage II APS patients with APS nurse


Key Accountability

·         Responsible for clerical duties of the clinic: arrival in EMR, chart preparation, phone management, reminder calls, assist charge nurse at desk and facilitates communication between team members utilizing Vocera

·         Prepares patient care rooms and procedure rooms for patient care. Organize, clean, and maintain clinic work areas, supplies, and equipment. Assisting with stocking and management/ordering supplies.

  • Responsible for ordering / maintaining clinic supplies.
  • Rotates / removes outdated stock / supplies
  • Cleans equipment after each patient use.
  • Assures that all necessary equipment and supplies are available in patient care


Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·         Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·         Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·         Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 


·         Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·         Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·         Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·         Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·         Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·         Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·         Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·         Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·         Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·         Have the courage to challenge the status quo.



Minimum Requirements


Preferred or Specialized




Graduation from high school




Previous tech experience




BLS required but can be obtained within three (3) months date of hire.











Ability to train quickly to department equipment:  thermometer, accudata, cardiac monitor, oxygen tubing


Job ID: 78671

Posted 12 days ago

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