Henry County Health Center CNA - Med/Surg in Mount Pleasant, Iowa

Current CNA certification, prefer BLS or within 6 months of hire. Prefer completion of Basic Cardiac Interpretation class or within 1 hear of hire.

Provides patient care as directed by the Registered Nurse.

  • Provides basic nursing care to non-acutely ill patients within the Certified Nursing Assistant’s (CNAs) scope of practice that includes actions that meet psychosocial needs and physical needs.

  • Provides general aspects of care that meet psychosocial or physical needs or both simultaneously, within the CNAs scope of practice.

  • Meets communication needs of patients.

  • Demonstrates performance reflecting the initiative and responsibility expected of a CNA.

  • Performs other duties as assigned, within the CNAs scope of practice.

  • Assists in admission, transfer and discharge of patient.

  • Performs basic patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.

  • Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.

  • Demonstrates ability to communicate to the Registered Nurse any observed changes in patient status and responses. Maintains awareness of the needs of the pediatric, geriatric and general patient population.

  • Demonstrates ability to assist with feeding patients and maintaining fluid balance with technique appropriate for patient’s age and physical condition.

  • Provides explanation to patient and family prior to administering care to patient; answers questions within scope of practice.

  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services within scope of practice.

  • Demonstrates ability to monitor continuous telemetry effectively and respond to alarms appropriately.

  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to RN, Hospitalist RN, Director of Inpatient Nursing, and co-workers.

  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.

  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general patient population.

  • Willingness to cross-train and assist other HCHC departments.

  • Maintains and respects all patient rights and cares for the patient in a dignified and compassionate manner.

  • Maintains and respects all patient related information (confidentiality).

  • Acts as a role model to all staff, displaying exemplary behavior and attitude at all times while at work or at HCHC functions.

  • Set the example of professionalism of HCHC and nursing on and off the unit.

  • Serves as a professional role model in appearance, communication, and ethical behavior.

  • Assists and supports effective communication on the unit.

  • Assists and supports unit and organizational quality initiatives.

  • Serves as a patient advocate at all times.

  • Identifies and performs service recovery as needed.

  • Supports the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the Nursing Division.

  • Successful completion of skills checklist within 45 days of hire.

  • Attends all mandatory inservices / education within HCHC.

  • Assists with maintenance of equipment assigned to patient care and reports problems and orders service as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum of 2 years of high school, prefer graduate or equivalent

  • Current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

  • Current status on the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry or grandfathered status or obtain within 4 months preferred

  • Prefer current training in BLS for HCW.

  • Prefer completion of Basic Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation class within 1 year of hire.

  • Prefer current health related experience within the past five (5) years.


    • Nurse aides who can document prior to July 1, 1989 they completed the Iowa required 20 hour on-the-job training course before working with residents and the 60 hour nurse aide course will not need to take competency test.
    • Nurse aides hired after July 1, 1989 have completed a 75 hour state-approved training program and pass a state approved competency test within four months of employment.

Job ID: 2018-1244

External Company Name: Henry County Health Center

External Company URL: http://www.hchc.org