Grinnell Chamber

Patient Care Technician - Nursing Med/Surg -PRN

Posted: 03/15/2024
Grinnell, IA
GRMC Human Resources



Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, provides direct patient care. Applies knowledge and skills by focusing on patient’s personal care, activity, nutrition, hydration, elimination, and prevention of health complications. Offers exceptional service and support to patients and their families during times of physical and cognitive ill health. Successful performance contributes to a holistic approach to the delivery of services, improved patient care, and a high level of satisfaction from patients and families. Acts in accordance with DNV Primary Stroke Center guidelines and educational requirements therein.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a  Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022  by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience  a culture  guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive  Total Rewards  program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and  development opportunities  is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


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Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

• Assists patients with activities of daily living.

• Answers patients call lights.

• Assists with simple procedures as defined in work area under the direction of the RN.

• Takes/monitors and records vital signs, weights, and intake and output.

• Transports patients, equipment, supplies, and specimens.

• Labels all specimens in accordance with standards.

• Assists in maintaining a clean, orderly and safe environment.

• Uses technology to promptly and accurately document care provided.

• Utilizes a holistic approach (considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned service area.

• Demonstrates ability to consistently meet the department work schedule.

• Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service.

• Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient care.

• Reports in a timely manner, pertinent patient observations, significant incidents, or any changes in patient’s condition to the appropriate person.

• Balances team and individual responsibilities, objective and open to other’s views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to positive team goals, and puts the success of the team above own interest.

• Demonstrates effective communication with all members of the healthcare team.

• Follows established, individualized plan of care and teaching plans based on identified patient needs, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.

• Demonstrates effective communication with all members of the healthcare team.





• Graduate of high school or equivalent.

• Minimum of 75-hour nurse aide course.

• Basic computer/typing skills.

• Medical Terminology course strongly recommended

• Previous healthcare experience - Preferred

• Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Mandatory Reporter certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire

• Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons


  • Area of Interest: Nursing Aides, Assistants, and Techs;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: .01;
  • Department: Nursing Med/Surg;
  • Shift: Varied, As Needed;
  • Job ID: 143638;

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