The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Psychiatric Nursing Assistant 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:
Establish therapeutic relationships with patients, families and multi disciplinary team
Participates in planning patient care appropriate for patient's condition and age
Documents patient behavior in a factual, legible manner and identifies material to report to the registered nurse
Maintains patients' safety and security by providing physical care and assistance; follows Standard precaution
Provides supervision of patients during activities Identifies potential crisis situations, reports to the registered nurse, and intervenes
Perform patient personal hygiene such as bathing, toileting, feeding, dressing, grooming and oral care for patients
Take temperature, pulse and blood pressure
Clean equipment, patient bedside area and nursing unit
Set up rooms for patient admission
Transport patients by bed, cart or wheelchair
Transport equipment, specimens and supplies
Stock and supply patient rooms and Nursing unit
Perform basic CPR as required
Maintain patient confidentiality
Aptitudes required in order to perform responsibilities:
Work in an environment with conflicting demands and/or priorities and rushed and/or urgent timelines
Manage multiple assignments and provide quick reaction and immediate response to emergencies
Maintain attention to detail over extended period of time and continually be aware of variations in changing situations
Strong communication skills and a tolerance for an active work environment with potential for negative behavior
Work well with all levels and types of people
Geriatric Psychiatry (2 JPE):
John Pappajohn Pavillion (2 JPE) is a 14-bed inpatient unit dedicated to geriatric and adult psychiatric services. This unit patient population includes dementia, depression, anxiety, Parkinson's, and Huntington's. Services provided include medication management, assistance with daily activities, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, and electroconvulsive therapy.
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 instructions
Experience defusing volatile situations
Be a Certified Nursing Assistant
Have strong written communication skills with experience providing customer service relations
Previous patient care experience in a Mental Health setting is highly desired
Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on 10/26/2020.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
Applicant selected for position, if external, must be available to attend a 2-3 week orientation session Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.