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Unit Partner

Posting ID 128793
Department Nursing Service/UIHC
Jobcode Work W/Indiv
Working Title Unit Partner
Details

Student position under direct supervision and instruction, performs routine tasks on the unit. Assist members of the nursing team in preparation for patient admissions, transfers, & discharges. Assists and performs direct patient observation as needed.

 

Characteristics duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist with meal set up (cutting food, opening packaged food)
  • Assist RNs and NAs with turning/boosting patients
  •  Can obtain supplies for a patient to perform their own activities of daily living
  • Providing companionship during mealtime and encouragement to eat/drink
  • Ask the NA or RN about appropriate distraction activities (card games, movies) for the patient
  • Assist patients with CHG treatments and/or bed baths
  • Notify NA or RN to document in Epic 
  • Talk to the patient
  • Stock supplies
  • Perform glucometer readings (Nova Meter)
  • Assist with ambulation for stand by assistance patients
  • Care for patients with sitter responsibilities due to risk for falling or in medical restraints

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to follow lift and move equipment
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality
  • Ability to provide care with regards to patient condition and age
  • Knowledge of principles of sanitation and health hazards
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to communicate with staff, students, and the public
Contact KYLE FOUNTAIN
Phone: 319-467-6053
Email: kyle-fountain@uiowa.edu
Application Instructions Please email your resume to kyle-fountain@uiowa.edu. Please title the email as Applying for Unit Partner.
Ad Start Date 07/01/2022
Ad End Date 08/31/2022

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