Environmental Services Staff

Environmental Services Department

Casual position available.  Works as needed; a few shifts per month.  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.

How is a Well-Child Exam Different from an Athletic Physical?

girl stretchingChildhood is a time of rapid growth and change. The Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed a set of comprehensive health guidelines for well-child care, known as the “periodicity schedule.” It is a schedule of screenings and assessments recommended at each well-child visit from infancy through adolescence which includes children up to age 18.

If your child is in grades 7-12 and wants to participate in sports or other activities, they are required to have an Athletic Pre-Participation form completed by a medical provider. This form can be completed during either a well-child exam or an athletic physical. So, how do Well-Child exams compare to Athletic Physicals? A well-child annual visit is similar to the Athletic Physical, but much more comprehensive.

An Athletic Physical usually includes a physical examination and a brief examination of child’s medical history. The Athletic Physical is also a time to ensure your child is current on his or her vaccinations. Most schools require children to be vaccinated in order to attend classes. What is not included in a sports physical are developmental histories, long-term health concerns and risk factors and advice for developing a healthy lifestyle.

A Well-Child Exam is a schedule of screenings and assessments recommended from infancy through adolescence. “Well-child visits are also key times for communication with your practitioner,” said Dr. Markham. “We talk about normal childhood development, nutrition, sleep, safety, and healthy options for your child. Talking about ways to improve care and prevent problems helps keep your child healthy.” A well-child check is generally covered 100% by most insurance companies, with no co-pay. These exams are generally covered on a once yearly basis and allows the practitioner more time with your child.  It also allows the practitioner a chance to further address any developmental, emotional, or social concerns with the child and parent.

As children become teens and begin to face new social and physical issues, a well-child annual visit gives them an opportunity to discuss topics they may not feel comfortable discussing with their parents, topics like drugs, smoking, alcohol, sex, and sexually-transmitted diseases. A doctor’s insight on these subjects can provide another point of view and guidance in a child’s life.

Here are a few things parents can do to make the well-child visit more productive:

  • Take note of any odd or unusual behavior you have noticed in your child. Family physicians have a great deal of experience with children at each stage of development and can often offer professional insight into whether or not you should be concerned about particular behaviors in your child.
  • Sit down ahead of time with your child to prepare a list of questions for your doctor. You can cover topics ranging from nutrition to emotional issues, to sports injuries, or just odd aches or pains.
  • Be sure to bring any health documentation you have received from your child’s school that needs to be completed for sports, school-related trips or anything else. Schools will provide a list of vaccinations and other requirements of their students.

A well-child annual visit includes the following:

  • Vital Sign Checks. Vital signs are checked by reading blood pressure and checking heart and respiratory rates. Blood pressure should be checked at least once every year unless there is something in your child’s history to indicate otherwise. It is possible for even young children to have hypertension so regular blood pressure checks should begin at age 3.
  • Updated Health History and Tracking Growth. Your doctor will want to know of any updates and changes in your health to add to your chart and history. Talk with your doctor about your child’s development. You can discuss your child’s milestones, social behaviors and learning, sleeping habits and development behavior.
  • Physical Exam. Your doctor will visually check your appearance for signs of any potential conditions. They will check the abdomen, eyes, head, chest, hands and wrists, musculoskeletal system and nervous system functions such as walking and speech. They will also examine the ears, eyes, nose, throat, heart, and lungs. This exam also includes touching parts of your body to feel for abnormalities – abdomen, skin, hair, and nails, possibly genitalia and rectum, and testing your reflexes and motor functions.
  • Team Approach. Regular well-child visits create strong, trustworthy relationships among your practitioner, parent and child. This team approach helps in the development of optimal physical, mental and social health of your child.

Is the Athletic Physical Covered by Insurance?

The Athletic Physicals are an out of pocket expense – meaning no insurance claim is filed. However, the Well-Child yearly visits are reimbursed by insurance, typically with no co-pay. And the Athletic Pre-Participation form can be completed at the time of your regular well-child exam. If you need to have an Athletic Pre-Participation form filled out and your child has already had a yearly physical examination in the past 12 months, bring the form in and your provider will complete it.

We are proud of our medical practitioners, leadership, and staff who have dedicated their lives to delivering the utmost quality of healthcare for all who walk through our doors. We want your child to be as healthy as possible. Myrtue Medical Center is committed to you, your family and the health of our community. Please visit our website or contact us at (712) 755-5161.


Therapist (LCSW, LMSW or LMHC, LPC, LMFT)

Senior Life Solutions

Myrtue Medical Center is partnering with Senior Life Solutions to offer new intensive outpatient group therapy services for seniors. Interested applicants apply directly at:  psychmc.com/careers/listings

Full-time position (36-40 hours per week).  Works Monday through Friday.  Provides therapeutic services for patients utilizing group, individual, and family therapy sessions to older adults in an intensive outpatient environment.  Works within a small, interdisciplinary team with a focus on quality patient care and provision of services ordered by a physician.  Documents all completed services in compliance with provided standards and regulations and is thorough with details and organization.
Care:  All employees are expected to provide the best possible patient care.
Compliance:  Ensure the program operates within all regulations.
Community:  Become a wonderful addition to your local community.
Two to three years of clinical experience with older persons, extensive group work, hospital or nursing home experience preferred.  Master’s degree in social work from an accredited graduate school of social work or master’s degree in other counseling related field required.  License in Social Work or Counseling as recognized by the State of Iowa.  May include LCSW, LPC, LMFT, etc.  Must meet any applicable state certification standards.

Program Director

Senior Life Solutions

Myrtue Medical Center is partnering with Senior Life Solutions to offer new intensive outpatient group therapy services for seniors.  Interested applicants please apply directly at:  psychmc.com/careers/listings

Full-time position (36-40 hours per week).Works Monday through Friday.  Ensures that the intensive outpatient psychiatric program meets Psychiatric Medical Care’s (PMC) standards.  Will be Supervisor of the program staff, responsibilities include:  evaluating staff performance, recruiting and screening new staff, and providing community education to create awareness of the program.  Good relationship building skills are a must:  comfortable and experienced with working closely with hospital CEOs, CFOs, CNOs, and high level decision makers.  Must have a proven ability in conflict resolution and effective problem solving.  Directs and coordinates the activities of staff to ensure quality patient care.  Must incorporate financial accountability into program activities.  Two to three years of experience with seniors, hospital or nursing facility preferred.  Must have a proficiency using a PC in a Windows environment, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and electronic medical records.  Experience communicating and working closely with physicians.  Understanding and experience in behavioral healthcare.  Must have a demonstrated skill in utilization management and review systems.  Ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple disciplines.  Demonstrated skill in problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution, advocacy, and team building.  Ability to accomplish work objectives where few precedents or guidelines currently exist.  Excellent oral and written communication skills required.  Associates degree or higher in nursing required.  RN licensure required.  Must meet any applicable state certification standards.

Registered Nurse

Surgery Department

Full-time position (36 hours per week).  Works 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Call required in addition.  Utilizes the nursing process to provide and direct quality patient care in the Outpatient Clinic setting.  Directs and provides patient/family teaching.  Provides leadership when working with health team members in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.  Applies knowledge of illnesses, injuries, and diseases using available resources in the assessment process.  Documents nursing assessments and interventions, etc.  Communicates information to peers, supervisors, physicians.  Organizes schedules and appointments and communicates with specialty medical practitioners and other staff.  Must be a graduate from an approved Professional Nursing program.  Must have a current Iowa Registered Nurse license.  Certification in Basic Life Support is required within 3 months of date of hire.  Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification is required within 12 months of date of hire.