The Stead Family Children's Hospital, Perioperative Services Division is seeking a Nursing Assistant. Nursing Assistants are unlicensed staff members who are accountable to and work under the direct supervision of a professional nurse to implement the delegated aspects of nursing care.
Duties to Include:
Provide Excellence in Health Care Value. (Quality, Satisfaction Cost)
Maintain a well-organized, clean patient care and employee work area
Utilize proper body mechanics and safety measures with recognizing potential for patient, staff, or visitor injury and initiates appropriate action to prevent injury
Practice universal precautions with infection controls in accordance with Institutional Policy and has the knowledge and skills to perform preventative nursing measures in high-risk patients
Provide Excellence in Service as Defined by Customers
Interact with patients, visitors and other health care professionals in an effective manner and maintains positive, cooperative relationships
Correctly perform and assist with necessary personal hygiene tasks and activities of daily living
Perform treatments as assigned & delegated
Recognize potential hazards for staff, patients, or visitors and initiate appropriate action to correct the problem
Support Efforts as Employer of Choice
Work well with all levels and types of people welcomes divergent ideas and maximizes limited resources
Create and maintain an atmosphere which promotes optimal efficiency
Demonstrate commitment to people and participate in team decision making when appropriate
Demonstrate Exceptional Accountability for Professional Practice
Initiate appropriate verbal and written communication in a timely manner regarding assigned patient's status, and have a good understanding of Institutional patient care records and documentation
Use medical terminology and symbols (verbal, written & electronic) to document patient care and progress within their scope of practice
Assist staff during emergencies, within the scope of his/her capabilities
Maintain process for ordering, obtaining, and securing supplies that is cost effective and meets unit's needs
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Percent of Time: 100%
Schedule: rotating day evening, M-F 8 hour shifts.
Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
Ability to read, write and follow directions
Application Process: Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Applicants selected for positions, if external, must be available to attend a 2-3-week orientation session Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 21002312_1619791409
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.