UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PSYCHIATRIC NURSING ASST I in IOWA CITY, Iowa

PSYCHIATRIC NURSING ASST IRequisition # 020836Merit Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM on the advertising end date.Position BasicsPosition Type:ServiceJob Type:RegularInitial Advertising Ends on:Sunday, August 20th, 2017Organization:University HospitalDepartment:Nursing ServiceSub Department:Geriatric Psychiatry - 2JPEBuilding:John Pappajohn Pavilion (JPP)SalaryMonthly Salary:$2,335Annual Salary:$28,018Pay Grade:04Work SchedulePart/Full TimeFull Time PositionShift:Rotating/Not StraightDetails: 40 hours per week will be accomplished between the hours of 7:00AM-7:30PM, 3:00PM-11:30PM, and 11:00PM-7:30AM.Work Week:RotatingDetails: Rotating days off.Additional Hours:Applicant selected for position, if external, must be available to attend a 2-3 week orientation session Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM.Job DetailsBackground Check:Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates.Desired Qualifications:Preferred candidates will possess: experience defusing volatile situations. Be a Certified Nursing Assistant and have strong written communication skills with experience providing customer service relations. Previous experience in a Mental Health setting.Duties:Under direct supervision of Registered Nurses, performs specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care.Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:Perform patient personal hygiene such as bathing, toileting, feeding, dressing, grooming and oral care for patients.Assist patients with bedpans, urinals and perineal cleansing.Turn, position and ambulate patients.Take temperature, pulse and blood pressure.Enter daily patient record charting in computer.Perform simple diagnostic/therapeutic procedures (i.e., dressing changes).Clean equipment, patient bedside area and nursing unit.Set up rooms for patient admission.Transport patients by bed, cart or wheelchair.Transport equipment, specimens and supplies.Stock and supply patient rooms and Nursing unit.Perform basic CPR as required.Maintain patient confidentiality.Transporting patients to and from procedures/tests and remain with them for the duration of the procedure/test.Aptitudes required in order to perform responsibilities:Work in an environment with conflicting demands and/or priorities and rushed and/or urgent timelines.Manage multiple assignments and provide quick reaction and immediate response to emergencies.Maintain attention to detail over extended period of time and continually be aware of variations in changing situations.Strong communication skills and a tolerance for an active work environment with potential for negative behavior.Work well with all levels and types of people.MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:Ability to read, write and follow instructions.Before applying for the PSYCHIATRIC NURSING ASST I position, please read the Minimum QualificationsBefore you can apply for a specific opening, you must have an ACTIVE ELECTRONIC MERIT EMPLOYMENT FILE with UI HR Employment Services. If you have already done so, please login. If you have not, please read our introductory page.APPLICANT CREDENTIALS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATIONBackground checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.For information about applying for Officeand Clerical, Service, or Technical/Craft positions, please go to MeritApplication Procedures or contact University Human Resources Employment Servicesat 319-335-2656 or 800-272-6400 (Iowa Toll Free).The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associa