CNA/ Activities Coordinator - Psychiatric Services - Part Time - RotatingMercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA
Mercy Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. Mercy – Dubuque has 263 beds while Mercy – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
Mercy offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. Mercy also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. Mercy’s 1,300 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital in 2009.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Mercy is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at www.mercydubuque.com.
The Activities Coordinator plans, organizes, promotes, and conducts the program of activities, which help stimulate the social, physical, recreational, and intellectual development of the patients as an integral part of their plan of care and in a manner that allows the patient to attain and maintain his/her highest practicable level of functioning.
Consistent with the American Nurses Association Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice, the Activities Coordinator is a member of the Mercy Medical Center healthcare team and assists the registered professional nurse in the delivery of holistic, compassionate, individualized, and effective patient care by assisting the patient with a varied activities program focused on the needs, interests, and potential of the patients.
Customers include: tenants, families/visitors, physicians, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners, case managers, representatives of third party payers, representatives of referring agencies, interdepartmental and intradepartmental staff, vendors and volunteers.
- Minimum of a high school education or GED equivalent is required.
- Certification in a 75-hour CNA certification program is required.
- Successfully completed a state-approved training course and received certification as an Activity Coordinator is required within 6 months of hire.
- Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire and every 5 years thereafter.
- Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) will be required within 30 days of hire and every 2 years thereafter.
- Computer experience preferred or willingness to learn as needed for job performance.
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