Nursing Assistant - Children's Perioperative - 100%

Nursing Assistant - Children's Perioperative - 100%

University of Iowa | Iowa City, IA, 52246, US

Posted 10 days ago

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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.

Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: 100% Daytime position, 8 hour rotating shift; no call, weekends or holidays

Location: Stead Family Children's Hospital-Prep and Recovery and PACU

Pay Grade: 4 -

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.®

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
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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.

Please contact for questions on this position.

Additional Information

* Classification Title: Nursing Assistant
* Appointment Type: Merit
* Schedule: Full-time


* Pay Level: 4
* Starting Salary Minimum: $32,073.60
* Starting Salary Maximum: Commensurate

Contact Information

* Organization: Healthcare
* Contact Name: Michael Lynch
* Contact Email: