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CommonSpirit Health Student Nurse Tech - MedSurg Ortho in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Provides patient personal care/hygiene and physical comfort within assigned tasks, including feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothes, bed making, ambulation, lifting, turning, moving, transferring, enemas, skin care and bowel/bladder elimination. Provides such additional care as required to meet the personal primary needs and comfort of assigned patient based on skill, ability, and patient acuity. Prepares patient, equipment and supplies for specific procedures/examinations.

  2. Performs, monitors, reports and documents all clinical activities within assigned tasks. Observes and reports changes in patient condition to the RN.

  3. Assists nursing staff in the admission, discharge and transfer of patient by performing activities such as inventory/storing patient belongings, providing patient with relevant personal care/comfort items, orienting patient/family and transporting patient to room or other location using wheelchairs, stretchers or patient bed.

  4. Provides patient information to nursing staff for inclusion in the interdisciplinary plan of care; documents relevant patient data in accordance with work unit standards.

  5. Maintains a neat and organized work environment. Orders, stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary, identifies and reports problems with supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair request in system, tags equipment and removes from service.

  6. Participates in quality assurance/improvement initiatives and activities. Participates in growth opportunities.

  7. Actively participates in ongoing education and orientation to the role of an RN, remaining within scope at all times.



  1. Current enrollment and in good standing in a full time Nursing Program such as an accredited Baccalaureate Nursing Program or RN Associate Degree program or LPN to RN nursing program.

Licenses & Certifications:

  1. Active state registry as a Nurse Aide (CNA).

  2. Basic LIfe Support Certification (BLS) from the American Heart Association required upon hire

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Analytical skills necessary to develop and implement effective nursing care and beginning problem-solving measures for patient’s physical, psychosocial, and spiritual well-being.

  2. Ability to concentrate and pay attention to detail when planning and implementing nursing care, resolving patient care problems, and communicating with patients and families.

  3. Knowledge of basic patient care practices (including BLS), standards and tools/equipment.

  4. Knowledge of patient confidentiality/safety guidelines and proper body mechanics as applied to patient movement and transport.

  5. Knowledge of the meaning and use of medical terminology and abbreviations.

  6. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, CHI Health and/or department standards, procedures and requirements applicable to the position.

  7. Ability to learn and effectively apply the confidentiality, safety, risk management and Standard Precautions standards of the work unit.

  8. Ability to communicate effectively with patients, family and co-workers.

  9. Ability to use proper body mechanics, proper posture, and appropriate repetition relief and static posture relief maneuvers.

  10. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions in an efficient, accurate and timely manner.

  11. Ability to use effective customer service skills with both internal and external customers.

  12. Ability to read, understand and communicate in English sufficient to perform the duties of the position.

  13. Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptable level.

  14. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties of the position.

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Requisition ID 2020-119096

Employment Type Full Time

Department Medical / Surgical / Orthopedics

Hours / Pay Period .01


Shift Varied

Standard Hours PRN - On Call As Needed (Flexible with school schedules)

Work Schedule Varies


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.