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CommonSpirit Health Patient Care Tech (Seasonal) in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa


Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities.

The Patient Care Tech supports the patient and care team by performing tasks to facilitate safe and effective patient care. They provide assistance in mobilizing, transferring, and transporting patients, as well as any other tasks delegated for the support of the patient’s care. This position provides care focused on the spiritual, physiological, social and psychological healing of the patient and contributes to the mission and core values of CHI Health.


  1. Provides care as delegated by nursing staff per the determined care plan as part of the team interdisciplinary approach.

  2. Utilizes expertise in patient mobility techniques to provide patient assistance with ambulation, transfers, positioning, hygiene, and personal care needs to optimize recovery.

  3. Consults with other healthcare providers including Rehabilitation Services (physical therapy, occupational therapy) to support safe and appropriate modes of mobility for the patient and continuously implements those optimal mobility practices throughout the patient’s episode of care.

  4. Monitors, records, and communicates vital signs, daily weights, intake and output, and other pertinent clinical data to the appropriate member of the care team.

  5. Reports changes in patient’s status promptly to RN.

  6. Maintains a safe environment by responding to all bed alarms, call lights, telephones and alerting the correct person.

  7. Acts as patient care companion when needed.

  8. Documents cares provided in the healthcare consumer’s record.

  9. Demonstrates personal and professional responsibility for ongoing development, practice, and education.

  10. Contributes to our safety culture by maintaining a safe environment.

  11. Responds appropriately in emergency situations as support for clinical staff.

  12. Other duties as assigned by manager.


Required Education for Staff Job Levels

Graduate of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant or Occupational Therapist Assistant school. Must be certified in the State of Nebraska or Iowa as a PTA or COTA. Certificate must be held in the state in which services are provided.

Required Licensure and Certifications

BLS or BLS instructor certification upon hire.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Critical thinking skills, professional verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, customer service skills, adaptability, maintain confidentiality

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity 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.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-142537

Employment Type Part Time

Department Acute Inpatient Physical Therapy

Hours Per Pay Period 0

Facility CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs

Shift Varied

Standard Hours PRN

Work Schedule Varies