Mercy Medical Center Clinton Nursing Assistant Post-Critical Full Time in MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa
Under limited supervision, acts in a lead capacity while performing a multiplicity of assignments including, but not limited to, assists with registration overflow, reviews patient charges for accuracy and entry of charges, order communication in all assigned systems, answers telephone and facilitates other communication and performs unit secretary duties in connection with compiling, preparing and maintaining patient charts and other records. Provides information and communication services to patients, visitors, employees and communication services to patients, visitors, employees and physicians. Is key in maintaining rapport interdepartmentally and with external agencies.
Your best life. Our one purpose.
At MercyOne Siouxland, we know that colleagues benefit from and strengthen our network. You'll find support, teamwork and coworkers that help you get the best out of yourself.
About the job:
Under limited supervision, performs various clinical procedures and maintains related records. Provides general assistance to the cardiologists and sonographers. Work will include components of direct patient care, observation, documentation, transportation and general maintenance of the patient environment.
What you will do:
Assists and prioritizes activities of daily living and other cares with the guidance and delegation of the RN.
Obtains and records vital signs – temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respirations, oximetry, and pain score; height/weight; intake/output; and records the information appropriately, accurately and in a timely manner with notification to the nurses as needed.
Maintains knowledge and demonstrates competency in the use of patient equipment i.e., manual and automatic blood pressure machine, pulse oximeters, bladder scanner, restraints, electronic scales, gait belts, intermittent pneumatic compression stockings (SCD), heating pads, ice bags, wall suction set-up and Yankeur suction, placement of telemetry, mechanical lifts, bed scales, bed and chair alarms, and personal alarms.
Assists with patient treatments such as repositioning, pre-operative hair removal and shower preps. Empties all drains and collection bags (except intracranial pressure monitoring drains [Becker] and chest tubes). Assists with, documents and records procedures – maintains oxygen rates; performs finger sticks for blood glucose monitoring; records chest tube levels; ambulates patients while maintaining tubes; performs specimen collections of stool, sputum, clean catch/24 hour urine
What we are looking for:
High school graduate/GED required or must be at least 16 years old and actively pursuing a high school diploma.
Successful completion of a 75 hour Nursing Assistant Program (Certified Nurse Assistant) from an accredited school or a current nursing student
Why MercyOne Siouxland?
MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is a 238-bed regional center that provides residents in a 33-county tri-state region an entire continuum of preventive, primary, acute and tertiary healthcare services. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is home to the only Level II trauma center in western Iowa - one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons - and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service.
About MercyOne and Trinity Health
We are MercyOne: a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping you and your community live your best life.
More than 20,000 colleagues strong, our care providers and staff make your health and happiness their highest priority, so you can get well—and stay well. With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.
MercyOne Siouxland is a proud member of Trinity Health, one of the nation's largest Catholic healthcare delivery systems, our network spans 22 states, 94 hospitals and 133,000 colleagues nationwide.
The MercyOne Mission Defines Us:
MercyOne serves with fidelity to the Gospel as a compassionate, healing ministry of Jesus Christ to transform the health of our communities.
Our timeless values guide us:
Commitment to the Poor
MercyOne Cultural Beliefs Direct Us:
Be ONE: I benefit from and strengthen MercyOne.
Personalize Care: Your experience. My responsibility.
Own It!: I own my actions to deliver our key results.
Improve Daily: I make improvements every day for those we serve including each other.
Innovate: I imagine and embrace bold new ideas to revolutionize health.
MercyOne Siouxland and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.
Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.
Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.