Student Nurse Tech - 5 North Ortho Trauma

Requisition ID
2021-157904
Employment Type
Part Time
Department
Orthopedics
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Varied
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location
IA-DES MOINES

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

Job Summary / Purpose

Supports the professional clinical staff by providing direct patient care and performing studies and tests as assigned.  These duties may vary by shift or may be unit-specific. The Student Nurse - Patient Care Technician is responsible for providing care for patients of diverse ages.  Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Delivers assigned patient care and treatment as delegated by an RN or LPN.
  2. Performs or assists patients with activities including personal hygiene, bathing, ambulation, transporting, range of motion exercises, dressing/undressing, feeding, changing bandages, elimination needs, and emptying drainage devices.
  3. Responds to patient calls and anticipates patient needs. Assures patient safety and comfort through use of safe patient handling techniques, regular rounding, environmental maintenance, equipment maintenance, and other appropriate safety measures.
  1. Calculates intake and output (excluding IVs). Measures vital signs.  Performs bedside blood glucose testing.  Makes entries to patient health records as consistent with scope of job duties and in compliance with company policy.
  2. Initiates or assists with emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).
  3. Performs post-mortem care.
  4. Sets up equipment and supplies for procedures.  Prepares patients and rooms for procedures, admissions, and transfers.  Discharges patients from system.
  5. Observes and reports information regarding any change in physical/mental condition, behavior, or status of the patient to the nurse.
  6. Collects and labels specimens. 
  7. Sets up, operates, and maintains selected pieces of equipment.

Qualifications

    • Currently enrolled in an accredited registered nursing program.
    • Must be 18 years of age.
    • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
    • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certified within six (6) weeks of hire.

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