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Trinity Health Nursing Assistant - In Training in Sioux City, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time



MercyOne will train and pay you to become a Nursing Assistant! If you are looking to get into the hospital patient support setting but lack experience – Our Patient Care Tech In Training Program is for you! We provide a training platform that is virtual, interactive, and flexible. This is a great opportunity if you would like to become a future Nurse.

Join MercyOne and begin your career pathway to making a difference in other’s lives!

2024 Class Schedule:

September 17-27 - Mon-Fri 8 hour shifts

November 12-22 - Mon-Fri 8 hour shifts

Schedule After Training: Three-12 hour shifts per week (36 hours). Must be able to work every other weekend (including Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) and every other holiday. Day Shift is 7am-7pm or Night Shift is 7pm-7am.

Position Purpose

The Patient Care Technician (PCT) Training Program is a Nursing Assistant training position for colleagues hired into the PCT Training Program without experience or training as a Nursing Assistant. The PCT Training Program is 80 hours in length, inclusive of classroom and clinical hours. After the training program, hired colleagues move into a Nursing Assistant position.

What you will Do

  • Attends didactic and clinical training sessions as outlined in the course curriculum. Adheres to attendance requirements.

  • Receives training to assist patients with activities including personal hygiene, bathing, ambulation, transporting, dressing/undressing, nutrition/feeding, and elimination needs.

  • Assists in the delivery of patient care with supervision by the LPN or RN.

  • Responds to patient calls and performs patient rounds to ensure the environment is safe/tidy.

  • Trained in the use of safe patient handling techniques when repositioning, transferring, and ambulating patients.

  • Observes and communicates patient needs to the nurse.

  • Collects and labels specimens.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a high school diploma/GED.

  • Maintains certification in Basic Life Support and Iowa Mandatory Reporter, to be obtained within 3 months of hire.

  • Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e., Healthstream, internet, etc.)

  • Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.

Position Highlights and Benefits

The tri-state region, referred to as Western Iowa or Siouxland, is highlighted by safe and friendly communities, excellent schools and a mix of peaceful rural areas and vibrant city atmosphere where Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota meet at the Missouri River

Situated in the heart of downtown Sioux City, MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is also well positioned for urban living in any of the newly renovated apartments, downtown lofts, or townhome living options. The downtown also features a historic district with excellent restaurants and social spots, and you'll just be steps away from the beautifully renovated Warrior Hotel for dinner and the gorgeous Orpheum Theatre for entertainment.

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

Wellness programs

Education reimbursement

Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision

Paid time off

Long- and short-term leave

Retirement planning

Life insurance coverage

Ministry/Facility Information

MercyOne Western Iowa serves the needs of individuals in a 33-county area including western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and southeastern South Dakota. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center ( , a 238-bed regional facility, is home to the only Level II trauma center in the area – one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons – and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service. Along with owned and managed hospitals in Primghar ( and Hawarden, Iowa, and a partnership with Dunes Surgical Hospital ( in South Dakota, the region also operates a primary care network, specialty care clinics and home health care, providing an entire continuum of preventative, primary, acute and tertiary health care services to provide personalized, compassionate care for the communities we serve and beyond.

MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran