Lifeguard

Petersen Family Wellness Center

Four on-call positions.  Works nights and weekends.  Responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of those using the Petersen Family Wellness Center aquatic center. Prevents and responds to emergencies.  Enforces rules and regulations of the Aquatic Center.  Current Lifeguard certification required.

Certified Nurses Assistant

Medical/Surgical Department

Part-time position (24 hours per week).  Works 7:00 am to 7:00 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.  Assists with direct patient care including taking vitals, recording data, relaying pertinent information, and assisting with patient hygiene and personal care.  Assists with ambulation and transfers.  Completion of 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 required.

MMC Joins New Opioid Guardianship Project

Opioid HeadIn participation with the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Myrtue Medical Center has rolled out its latest innovative project; the Opioid Guardianship Quality Improvement Project. This project is designed to ensure all patients being sent home with opioids have a treatment care plan aimed at utilizing non-opioid treatment options, and decreasing the need for opioid use. As part of the Opioid Guardianship Project, Myrtue Medical Center will be holding a Community Meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Therkildsen Center 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.  There will be information on what safe and effective comfort management looks like. Community members, which include patients and families, are invited to join us for a round-table discussion during the event.

Dr. Tom Evans, President and CEO of IHC states, “In alignment with CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative is initiating the Opioid Guardianship Project across Iowa communities. This effort will be spread by way of partnerships with participating Compass Hospital Improvement Innovation Network hospitals around the State. Through this work, IHC is facilitating improved communication between healthcare providers, patients, and families about the safe and effective use of opioids for realistic comfort management.”

It is no secret that America is in the grips of an opioid crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015, opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths. Nearly half of all those opioid overdose deaths involved a prescription opioid (www.cdc.gov).

Join us on Thursday, Sept 21, 2017 at the Therkildsen Center from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. to learn more about the opioid crisis.

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