Posted Date: 4/22/2021
Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Inpatient Mental Health
Employment Type: Full-Time
Full-time, part-time, relief and weekend package positions available.
SUMMARY Cares for patients in medical facility, under direction of nursing and medical staff by performing the following duties, under the direction of the Registered Nurse:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Answers bells to determine patient's needs.
Attends to personal hygiene needs of patients.
Dresses and undresses patients.
Serves and collects food trays and feeds patients requiring help.
Transports patients or assists patients to walk.
Changes bed linens, runs errands, directs visitors and answers telephone.
Takes and records vital signs, height and weight.
Records food and fluid intake and output as directed.
Performs routine procedures such as collecting urine samples, catheter care and assisting with bedpan/commode.
Observes and reports changes in patient status to charge RN.
Uses restraints safely and according to Hospital policy.
Uses correct body mechanics when lifting, transferring or repositioning a patient.
Encourages attendance to all unit activities.
Conducts groups with patients on variety of topics such as anxiety, grief, stress and coping.
Collects samples, such as urine and sputum, from patients for testing.
Completes all other duties as assigned.
Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.
Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.
Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.
Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying
with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.
Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers, patients, families and employees of the organization.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS/CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
CNA certificate preferred.
AA or BA in Psychology preferred.
BCLS certification required upon hire.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, combative patients and blood-borne pathogens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.