Phlebotomist

Laboratory Department

Full-time position (36 hours per week).  Works various hours Sunday through Saturday.  Performs various waived or moderate complexity testing in hematology, coagulation, chemistry, microbiology, blood banking, immunology, and urinalysis.  Receives or obtains specimens for laboratory analysis and prepares specimens for reference laboratory.  Responsible for specimen processing, test performance, and reporting of results.  Assists in the clerical duties of the lab and assists the medical technologists.  Completes order entry information utilizing computer system.  Assures correct specimen collection.  No experience is necessary.  Completion of high school or equivalent preferred and documentation of training appropriate for the testing performed prior to analyzing patient specimens.  Basic computer knowledge preferred.

Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA)

Medical/Surgical Department

Full-time position (36 hours per week).  Works various days/hours.  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 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 required.

Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

Medical/Surgical Department

Full-time position (36 hours per week); works various days Sunday through Saturday 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.  Responsible for planning, directing, supervising, and managing nursing activities in the delivery of quality, cost-effective patient care in the Med/Surg inpatient, outpatient, SNF, and SCU areas.  Coordinates Med/Surg inpatient, outpatient, SNF, and SCU activities and programs with other hospital services and involved physicians.  Assumes shift clinical and management responsibility for the Med/Surg areas.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to polices and procedures, quality improvement/quality assurance activities, and membership in committees as assigned.  Addresses day-to-day departmental concerns, utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving techniques.  Enforces standards/regulations:  CAH, CMS, and Safety.  Completes appropriate assessments/reassessments with documentation.  Provides age-appropriate care.  At least one year of experience including Med/Surg and SCU preferred.  Must be a graduate from an approved Professional Nursing program.  Must be a Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of Iowa.  Current certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support for RNs required.

Environmental Services Staff

Environmental Services Department

On-call position.  Works every fifth weekend, rotates holidays.  Works 1-2 days per week 5:30 am to 2:00 pm as needed various days Sunday through Saturday.  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 moral 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.

Myrtue Medical Center Only Iowa Hospital to be Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital Eight Years in a Row

 

CriticalAccess_100_Placard_EightTimeRecipient_HIGH-RESMyrtue Medical Center TOP 100 CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS in the U.S. – Myrtue was once again named one of the 100 highest-ranked Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Myrtue is the only Iowa hospital to receive this award eight years in a row. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics. Each of the 1300 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States were considered for the rankings, released earlier this week.  Myrtue is part of an elite group of only four Critical Access Hospitals nationwide who have received this award for at least eight years in a row.

“Being recognized as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals eight years in a row shows our dedication to quality care and patient satisfaction,” said Barry Jacobsen, CEO of Myrtue Medical Center. “This achievement is very rewarding and confirms our commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community. It is the combined effort of all our team members that allows us to put our patients at the center of our efforts.”

The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Share, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective, and Financial Stability. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is pulled from publicly-available data sources.

The list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.