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CommonSpirit Health Student Nurse Tech - Mercy in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa

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

CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at CHIhealth.com.

Job Summary / Purpose:

This job is responsible for providing nursing care and support to patients under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) in a defined care team and in accordance with assigned tasks and permitted by the Nursing Skills Checklist, with the exception of administering medication. An incumbent assumes responsibility for their own actions taking into consideration clinical experience/education preparation, while being an active student in an accredited nursing program. A school-signed copy of the incumbent’s Nursing Skills Checklist is kept on file and updated regularly.

Tasks are assigned by nursing staff in clear, detailed and specific instructions. Employees work as instructed and seek guidance on matters not specifically covered in the original instructions. Work is reviewed through progress checks for accuracy, adequacy and adherence to standards, instructions and established procedures.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  1. Provides patient personal care/hygiene and physical comfort within assigned tasks and permitted by Nursing Skills Checklist, including feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothes, bed making, ambulation, lifting, turning, moving, transferring, enemas, skin care and bowel/bladder elimination. Provides such additional care as required to meet the personal primary needs and comfort of assigned patient based on skill, ability, and patient acuity. Prepares patient, equipment and supplies for specific procedures/examinations.

  2. Performs, monitors, reports and documents all clinical activities within assigned tasks and permitted by Nursing Skills Checklist. Observes and reports changes in patient condition to the RN. Obtains, labels and transports a variety of samples (e.g. urine, stool, sputum specimens and blood products).

  3. Assists nursing staff in the admission, discharge and transfer of patient by performing activities such as inventory/storing patient belongings, providing patient with relevant personal care/comfort items, orienting patient/family and transporting patient to room or other location using wheelchairs, stretchers or patient bed.

  4. Provides patient information to nursing staff for inclusion in the interdisciplinary plan of care; documents relevant patient data in accordance with work unit standards.

  5. Maintains a neat and organized work environment. Orders, stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary, identifies and reports problems with supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair request in system, tags equipment and removes from service.

  6. Maintains a safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospital’s Safety, Risk Management, Regulatory Standards and infection prevention.

  7. Participates in quality assurance/improvement initiatives and activities. Participates in growth opportunities.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Education :

Current enrollment as a Junior or Senior in an accredited Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science Degree program or final year in a Registered Nurse, Associate Degree program.

Required Licensure and Certifications:

Must be registered as a Nurse Aide in the state of practice.

Current healthcare provider BLS certification.

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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 2020-112294

Employment Type Part Time

Department Behavioral Health

Hours Per Pay Period 0

Facility CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs

Shift Varied

Standard Hours PRN< As Needed

Work Schedule Varies

Location IA-COUNCIL BLUFFS

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