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Company: Mercy Cedar Rapids
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


External Applicants Earn up to $5,000!   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.
  • Assists in identifying quality improvement opportunities and demonstrate support for changes in practice designed to improve performance.
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization of patient rooms and department work areas.
  • Organizes and prioritizes 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.
  • Demonstrates 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.
  • Observes and communicates to the licensed nurse any changes in patient condition and pertinent information regarding the needs of the patient and/or significant others.
  • Provides safe and effective patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse by performing tasks and support functions as delegated by department.
  • Ensures 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
  • Assists recreational staff as needed to ensure resident participation in unit activities.
  • Applies treatments, as designated, to residents as ordered by the physician.
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 provide safe and effective patient care
  • Must have the ability to remain focused in stressful situations and perform multiple tasks quickly.
Professional Experience
  • Previous Certified Nursing Assistant experience preferred.
  • Education sufficient to obtain CNA certification.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Current CNA certification in an active status required.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
Physical Demand Requirements
  • Heavy:  Must be able to lift up to 15# to waist and shoulder height on frequent basis.
  • Able to lift up to 50# on occasional basis for assist with patient transfers.
  • Rare lifting of up to 100# for controlled falls.
  • Able to lift 15# overhead on occasional basis.
  • Able to push and pull of up to 20# of horizontal force on frequent basis, up to 35# of horizontal force on occasional basis and up to 50# of horizontal force on rate basis.
  • Ability to administer CPR.

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