Health Coach

Harlan Rural Health Clinic

Full-time position (36 hours per week).  Works Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.  Is of prime importance in helping the medical provider respond successfully to the increasing demands for his/her services.  Is the essential link between the medical provider and his/her patients, professional associates, and equipment and medical suppliers.  Delivers patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.  Assists in the patient teaching activities and maintains the standards of a professional nurse.  Performs various laboratory and radiologic procedures and is responsible for the documentation of the results of these.  Must have the ability to apply critical thinking skills and make sound judgments both while performing daily responsibilities and throughout the patient’s continuum of care.  Complete health risk assessments as a foundation for developing individualized care plans and outcomes goals for patients and their families.  Act as the primary contact point, advocate, and source of information for patients and the community partners who help treat them.  Research, find, and link patients to resources, services, and support mechanisms for their care plans and self-care management needs.  Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing program possessing a current Iowa nursing license.  Must either be certified in CPR or obtain certification during the first three months of employment.

CMA or LPN

Outpatient Specialty Clinic

Part-time position (20 hours per week).  Works various days Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Monday-Urology and/or Rheumatology Clinics; Tuesday-ENT Clinic; Wednesday-Allergy and/or Neuro-Surgery Clinics; Other clinics as needed.  Is of prime importance in helping the physician respond successfully to the increasing demands for his/her services.  Is the essential link between the physician and his/her patients and professional associates.  Delivers patient care though the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.  Assists in the patient teaching activities and maintains the standards of care.  Obtains patient histories, medication, and documents in chart.  Communicates effectively with scheduling clerks and specialty physicians.  Must be a graduate from an approved school of nursing program possessing a current Iowa nursing license or be a graduate of medical assistant training – possessing certification.  Must be certified in CPR or obtain certification during the first three months of employment.

ER Tech

Emergency Department

On-call position.  Works 11:00 am to 11:00 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday every third weekend.  Assists the professional nursing staff and ED medical practitioners in providing care to patients in the Emergency Department.  Is responsible for performing clerical and receptionist duties and maintaining the physical environment for the area. Performs EKGs.  Functions under the direct  supervision of an RN. Assists with direct patient care including taking vitals, recording data, relaying pertinent information, and assisting with patient care.  Must have completed an approved 75-hour Nursing Assistant Course and/or successful completion of Nursing Assistant certification written and skills tests or completion of one year of an approved practical nurse program or professional nurse program.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

2017_NSHFD_Logo_color_RIBBON_EDITABLE Myrtue Medical Center and Petersen Family Wellness Center will celebrate the 24th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 with honored guest, Chuck Long, former Iowa Hawkeye football quarterback legend. As an official host site, the Petersen Family Wellness Center will hold health and fitness activities from 8-10:30 a.m. in a mini-health fair format. All adults 50 and older are welcome to attend. Throughout the day, there will be wellness activities, free senior group exercise programs, snacks and refreshments, prizes, guest speakers covering orthopedic and foot care, hearing screenings and autographs from Chuck Long.

On this day, the Petersen Family Wellness Center will join with seniors to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care. According to Todd Alberti, the Petersen Family Wellness Center Director, “Our Senior Health and Fitness Day is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to live healthier lives through better health and fitness.”

For more information about the Senior Health and Fitness Day, please contact Pat Hemminger, The Petersen Family Wellness Center, 712-755-4374, phemminger@myrtuemedical.org.

National Senior Fitness Day 2017

 

Shelby County Community Health Hospice Department Named a 2017 Hospice Honors Recipient

Myrtue Medical Center
Shelby County Community Health Hospice Department
 Named a 2017 Hospice Honors Recipient

 Myrtue Medical Center Hospice – Shelby County Community Health Department has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

“We are humbled to be named a Hospice Honors recipient for the second straight year. It shows the commitment over time that Myrtue Hospice has to our clients and their family. We will continue to work hard to exceed client expectations,” said Dr. Timothy Brelje, Hospice Medical Director.

Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in the Deyta Analytics’ Hospice CAHPS database. Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions. Deyta Analytics holds a special recognition, Hospice Honors Elite, to honor hospices scoring above the Deyta Analytics National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluated questions.

“Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices that provide the best patient and caregiver experiences,” said J. Kevin Porter of HEALTHCAREfirst. “I am extremely proud of Myrtue Medical Center’s Hospice Department for achieving this highest of honors and I congratulate them on their success.”

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Environmental Services Staff

Environmental Services Department

Part-time position (20-24 hours per week).  Works Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Works every fifth weekend 5:30 am to 2:00 pm.  Rotates weekends and holidays.  Assumes responsibility for overall cleaning of patient rooms, work areas and public areas according to standards of the hospital.  May be required to sort and/or transport laundry.  Successful completion of the work on a regular basis would result in a clean, safe, and attractive environment which is conducive to the recovery of ill patients and contributes positively to staff morale and the public relations of the hospital.  Training and experience not required.  Hospital will do on-the-job training.  Must know how to use common house cleaning devices to keep areas clean.  Must know how to care for equipment, how to measure cleaning solutions, and be alert to hazards.  Completion of high school or equivalent preferred.

Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA)

Medical/Surgical Department

Full-time position (40 hours per week).  Works various days Sunday through Saturday 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm.  Works every other weekend.  Assists the professional nursing staff in providing quality patient care.  Is responsible for performing a variety of patient care activities including, but not limited to:  ADLs, assessments, documentation, etc and related health care functions under the direct supervision of an RN or LPN.  Completion of an approved 75-hour Nursing Assistant course and/or successful completion of Nursing Assistant certification written and skills tests or completion of one year of an approved practical nursing program or professional nurse program required.

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