Patient Care Technician - Adult Acute Care (2JCP) - 50%, Nights
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

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University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and 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.®

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seeking Patient Care Techs for the Adult Acute Care Unit (2JCP) within the Medical Surgical Services (MSS) Division. Our Medical-Surgical Services Division is one of the largest in the hospital, with more than 260 of our 811 beds assigned to medical-surgical care settings.

The Adult Acute Care Unit is a 30-bed, medical surgical unit. We serve a diverse patient population including the Family Medicine service along with specialized surgical patients. The surgical patients include otolaryngology (ENT), oral surgery, and plastic reconstructive surgery. We are able to provide our patients with all private rooms, which allows for a more comfortable experience for both patients and their families. We have a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team that helps to provide excellent patient care to all patients on our unit. Our goal is to provide each patient an individualized care plan, and provide them the support and care they need and deserve.
On 2JCP We Provide Care for Patients with These Conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Wound management
  • Electrolyte imbalances
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Tracheotomies
  • Total laryngectomies
  • Post-cancer or trauma free flaps and rotational flaps for facial reconstruction
  • Thyroidectomies
  • Cochlear implants
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Mandible fractures
  • Panniculectomies
  • Hernia repairs
  • Breast reconstruction
In addition to clinical management, great focus is placed on comprehensive patient education and discharge teaching.

We are looking seeking Patient Care Techs to perform specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care under the direct supervision of Registered Nurses.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Independently obtain and record vital signs including temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure.
  • Carries out medical asepsis when performing skills and tasks including but not limited to phlebotomy, peripheral IV removal, & Foley catheter removal and cares for patients who are medically isolated.
  • Performs simple diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as enemas, preoperative preparation of the skin, dressing changes, collecting specimens, applying binders, braces, etc.
  • Performs special duties as taught and directed by the nurse in charge including but not limited to phlebotomy, ECG lead/12 lead placement, and brace/pin site cares.
  • Assists with patient admission, transfers, and discharges.
  • Directly provides for patients' personal hygiene and comfort.
  • Turns, positions and ambulates patients.
  • Transports patients, equipment, specimens, and supplies.
  • Feeds patients, serves drinking water and nourishments, and records patients' intake.
  • Assists patients with bedpans and urinals and records output.
  • Participates in nursing care conferences; reports pertinent patient information and incidents to nurse in charge.
  • Provides for patient comfort measures through social interactions.
  • Shares responsibility for preparation, proper use and care of equipment and supplies, and for neatness and cleanliness of unit.
  • May assemble and maintain equipment and supplies in preparation for various diagnostic or treatment procedures performed by physicians or nurse.
  • Cleans areas per designated guidelines and standards demonstrating proper use of approved disinfectants, cleaning products, and care of the housekeeping equipment
  • Stock and supply patient rooms and nursing units.

Percent of Time: 50% - 20 hours per week
Schedule: Night shifts, will include a weekend and holiday rotation as assigned
Location: Iowa City, IA
Merit Pay Plan: https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/merit-pay-plan

Benefits Highlights:
  • 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 - click here for details
  • For more information about why you should select UIHC, click here

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
  • Ability to read, write and follow instructions.
Desired Requirements:
  • CNA

A resume is required as part of the application process. This posting is for multiple openings and will be posted for 10 calendar days. At the end of the 10-day posting period, candidates may reapply to be considered for additional openings. Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact Kylie Guy at kylie-guy@uiowa.edu.

This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Patient Care Technician
  • Appointment Type: Merit
  • Schedule: Part-time
Compensation
  • Pay Level: 5
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Kylie Guy
  • Contact Email: kylie-guy@uiowa.edu


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