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Patient Care Tech- Orthopedic & Neurosurgery

Mercy Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids

Job Description

This position supports Mercys 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 Specific Duties/Essential Functions
Ensure 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
Provide safe and effective patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse by performing tasks and support functions as delegated by department
Observe and communicate to the licensed nurse any changes in patient condition and pertinent information regarding the needs of the patient and/or significant others
Demonstrate 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
Maintains accurate and real time documentation of patient care provided
Assures patient privacy by knocking on doors, closing curtains and protecting patient information
Responds within scope of practice to emergencies and life threatening conditions
Demonstrates support for changes in practice designed to improve performance.
Organize and prioritize daily work, taking into account the needs of patients, families and other health care workers
Maintain cleanliness and organization of patient rooms and department work areas
Assist in identifying quality improvement opportunities and demonstrate support for changes in practice designed to improve performance
Ability to prioritize tasks, identify needs for changes in priorities and takes the initiative to recommend and implement changes in concert with their supervisor.

Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions
Obtains equipment and CPMs needed for patients, with correct set up and removal as per physician orders and/or delegated to.
Prepares rooms and pre-operative beds for surgery as trained and delegated to.
Participates in regular stocking of supplies in patient rooms and alcoves as required by dept. standards.
Demonstrates competency in computer navigation to access and find needed information effectively and efficiently as evidenced in hand-offs and documentation.

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 provides safe and effective patient care

Must have the ability to remain focused in stressful situations and perform multiple tasks quickly.

Professional Experience Required vs. Preferred

Previous Patient Care Tech or Certified Nursing Assistant experience preferred

Education-Required vs. Preferred

High School diploma or equivalent preferred

In addition, must have ONE of the following:

completion of a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or Health Support Professional program

a minimum of 2 years in a baccalaureate program

one year in an ADN program

comparable education, training and experience in the absence of successful completion of a CNA or Health Support Professional program

Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred

Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.

Physical Activity Requirements

Constant = 67-100% of workday

Reaching

Standing

Walking

Talking

Hearing

Frequent = 34-66% of workday

Lifting

Repetitive motion

Balancing

Stooping

Kneeling

Crouching

Pushing

Pulling

Grasping

Feeling

Handling

Occasional = 33% or less of workday

Sitting

Fingering

Climbing

Physical Demand Requirements

Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Employment Type

Patient Care Tech- Orthopedic & Neurosurgery FEATUREDOrthopedic & NeurosurgeryCedar Rapids, IAFull Time, Rotating Shifts, 8 & 12 hr. shifts, and every 3rd weekendReq # 14953 This position supports Mercys philosophy of patient centered care by providing sa

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