This person, under the supervision of an R.N., and in accordance with the established policies and procedures of Mahaska Health, will perform clerical responsibilities and assist in providing nursing care to patients.
Maintains appropriate levels of forms and supplies.
Observe general patient conditions and report findings appropriately and document accurately.
Provide and/or assist with ADL’s.
Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Attend to patient needs and document accordingly.
Transcribe physician orders; completing all indicated forms, requisitions and communications necessary to implement orders.
Record and transcribe legibly and accurately.
File reports in appropriate patient charts and document results on Kardex. Notify nurses of abnormal results.
Initiate and maintain chart in functional order during admission. Disassembles chart at discharge.
Provide competent nursing care to patients in age specific populations, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
Dedication to customer service for patients, families, visitors, physicians and co-workers throughout the partnership.
Track lab/x-ray status and results; file reports in appropriate patient charts; communicate to nurse and/or provider when all results received.
Review charts for completion by nurse and/or provider following patient discharge.
Assist in contacting on-call physicians, requesting helicopters, scheduling of follow-up procedures and appointments.
Assist in cleaning, prep and stocking of ED exam rooms between patients.
High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
Must have completed the CNA course or have equivalent education and/or experience.
Must be listed on the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry.
Completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) according to the American Heart Association.
Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time of hire or attend within 6 months of start date.
Ability to perform simple mathematical computations.
Ability to comprehend medical terminology.