• CNA - Med/Surg

    Job Locations US-IA-Mount Pleasant
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  • Overview

    Current CNA certification, prefer BLS or within 6 months of hire. Prefer completion of Basic Cardiac Interpretation class or within 1 hear of hire.

    Provides patient care as directed by the Registered Nurse.


    • Provides basic nursing care to non-acutely ill patients within the Certified Nursing Assistant’s (CNAs) scope of practice that includes actions that meet psychosocial needs and physical needs.
    • Provides general aspects of care that meet psychosocial or physical needs or both simultaneously, within the CNAs scope of practice.
    • Meets communication needs of patients.
    • Demonstrates performance reflecting the initiative and responsibility expected of a CNA.
    • Performs other duties as assigned, within the CNAs scope of practice.
    • Assists in admission, transfer and discharge of patient.
    • Performs basic patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.
    • Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.
    • Demonstrates ability to communicate to the Registered Nurse any observed changes in patient status and responses.  Maintains awareness of the needs of the pediatric, geriatric and general patient population.
    • Demonstrates ability to assist with feeding patients and maintaining fluid balance with technique appropriate for patient’s age and physical condition.
    • Provides explanation to patient and family prior to administering care to patient; answers questions within scope of practice.
    • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services within scope of practice.
    • Demonstrates ability to monitor continuous telemetry effectively and respond to alarms appropriately.
    • Communicates appropriately and clearly to RN, Hospitalist RN, Director of Inpatient Nursing, and co-workers.
    • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
    • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general patient population.
    • Willingness to cross-train and assist other HCHC departments.
    • Maintains and respects all patient rights and cares for the patient in a dignified and compassionate manner.
    • Maintains and respects all patient related information (confidentiality).
    • Acts as a role model to all staff, displaying exemplary behavior and attitude at all times while at work or at HCHC functions.
    • Set the example of professionalism of HCHC and nursing on and off the unit.
    • Serves as a professional role model in appearance, communication, and ethical behavior.
    • Assists and supports effective communication on the unit.
    • Assists and supports unit and organizational quality initiatives.
    • Serves as a patient advocate at all times.
    • Identifies and performs service recovery as needed.
    • Supports the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the Nursing Division.
    • Successful completion of skills checklist within 45 days of hire.
    • Attends all mandatory inservices / education within HCHC.
    • Assists with maintenance of equipment assigned to patient care and reports problems and orders service as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Minimum of 2 years of high school, prefer graduate or equivalent
    • Current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
    • Current status on the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry or grandfathered status or obtain within 4 months preferred
    • Prefer current training in BLS for HCW.
    • Prefer completion of Basic Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation class within 1 year of hire.
    • Prefer current health related experience within the past five (5) years.     
        LONG TERM CARE: 
    •        - Nurse aides who can document prior to July 1, 1989 they completed the Iowa required 20 hour on-the-job training course before working with residents and the 60 hour nurse aide course will not need to take competency test.
    •        - Nurse aides hired after July 1, 1989 have completed a 75 hour state-approved training program and pass a state approved competency test within four months of employment.


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