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Nursing Assistant - CNA - Telemetry (Days, 36 hrs/wk)

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Job Description:

  • Purpose of Job
    • Helps patients by supporting personal hygiene and daily living needs; providing comfort, transportation, and vital sign monitoring.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) required.
        • Student nurse must have completed first clinical rotation - preferred.
        • Requires successful completion of the 75-hour state approved course for the Nurse Assistant if hired in the assistant position.
        • Experience
          • Previous cleaning, food service and/or patient related experience preferred, but not required.
          • One to three months on the job experience to learn hospital. procedures and work routines preferred.
          • Orientation provided.
          • License/Certifications
            • Maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
            • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
              • Require the ability to understand and carry out instructions, follow schedules, communicate information, read simple and clear instructions and complete reports.
              • Must be able to collect, record, and report patient needs to the appropriate caregiver.
              • Requires ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills commensurate with job description.
              • Participate in mandatory inservices and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by supervisor.
              • Physical Requirements
                • Weight Demands
                  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force
                  • Physical Activity
                    • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                      • Climbing
                      • Crawling
                      • Kneeling
                      • Sitting
                      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                        • Balancing
                        • Carrying
                        • Crouching
                        • Distinguish colors
                        • Keyboarding/typing
                        • Lifting
                        • Pulling/Pushing
                        • Repetitive Motions
                        • Stooping/bending
                        • Twisting
                        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                          • Fingering/Touching
                          • Grasping
                          • Hearing
                          • Reaching
                          • Seeing/Visual
                          • Speaking/talking
                          • Standing
                          • Walking
                          • Job Hazards
                            • Not Related:
                              • Electrical Shock/Static
                              • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                              • Rare (1-33%):
                                • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                                • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) - NICU only
                                • Occasionally (34%-66%):
                                  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                                  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                                  • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                                  • Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, protective personal equipment required)
                                  • Frequent (67%-100%):
                                    • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                                    • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                                    • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
                                    • Essential Job Functions
                                      • Essential Functions I
                                        • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment, as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.
                                          • Gives individualized customer service/patient care.
                                          • Completes age specific competency assessment.
                                          • Exhibits excellent interpersonal relations with patients, co-workers, physicians, and guests to ensure effective communications.
                                            • Responds to patient needs promptly and courteously.
                                            • Obtains feedback from patients and visitors regarding their hospital experience.
                                            • Communicates patient issues to the appropriate staff.
                                            • Maintains a positive attitude while responding to requests in a timely and accurate manner.
                                            • Communicates with other members of the health care team (food service, secretaries, housekeeping, etc.) as indicated.
                                            • Actively participates in report process.
                                            • Completes clinical activities identified in the patient's plan of care to meet patients' comfort/activity/sleep needs and other clinical patient needs as delegated by professional staff.
                                              • Reports patient comfort needs to nurse in a timely manner.
                                              • Assures that skin is clean and dry.
                                              • Reports any noticed skin changes.
                                              • Provides personal care and assists with ADL (activities of daily living).
                                              • Provides assistance with repositioning, turning and chair transfers.
                                              • Assists as necessary with ambulation.
                                              • Completes vital signs per patient's plan of care.
                                              • Weighs patients per patient's plan of care.
                                              • Reinforce patient education regarding; e.g., pulmonary hygiene.
                                              • Provides transportation assistance.
                                              • Reports any variation from patient's plan of care to professional staff.
                                              • Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspaper, mail.
                                              • Maintains patient nutritional status by completing all intake/output activities in a timely and accurate manner to promote customer satisfaction.
                                                • Assists patients with menu selection within the designated timeframes and ensures menu balance.
                                                • Serves meal according to established guidelines.
                                                • Feeds patients as necessary.
                                                • Records liquid and solid intake.
                                                • Records intake accurately for calculation of calorie count.
                                                • Records output.
                                                • Monitors Nourishment Center supplies and maintains a sanitary environment.
                                                • Documents all data collected, in Cerner and/or on worksheets, accurately, completely, and in a timely manner to provide an accurate record of patient activities and response to activities.
                                                  • Documentation is completed in an ongoing basis prior to end of shift.
                                                  • Documentation reflects patient's responses to activities according to patient's plan of care.
                                                  • Documentation reflects care delivered.
                                                  • Provides housekeeping activities to contribute to a safe, efficient, effective and sanitary patient care environment.
                                                    • Completes daily room cleaning according to established procedures for high dusting, vacuuming, mopping hard surface floors, disinfecting vertical surfaces, and spot cleaning vertical surfaces.
                                                    • Keep rooms neat and tidy, free of clutter.
                                                    • Removes trash and soiled linen from room each shift and as needed.
                                                    • Maintains patient environment, such as spills and room temperature, or actively utilizes Integrated Services team to do so properly.
                                                    • Distributes linens to servidors per par levels.
                                                    • Straightens and restocks patient care areas per par levels.
                                                    • Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspapers, mail, watering plants.
                                                    • Consistently recognizes and utilizes measures to provide for safe, efficient, patient care and work environment.
                                                      • Answers Call Lights in a timely manner and response to the patient request and/or relays request to appropriate resource when necessary.
                                                      • Performs other duties as delegated/under the direction of the professional staff.
                                                      • Assures coverage of all duties when self or other staff are off the nursing unit.
                                                      • Assists other team members when own work is complete.
                                                      • Appropriately reports incidents.
                                                      • Utilizes Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions infection control techniques correctly and consistently.
                                                      • Directly responsible to the staff nurse and assists in the care of the patient by performing delegated activities utilizing the reciprocal process of the 4 Rights of Delegation.
                                                        • Right task (within the scope of practice, according to the job description, and based on the desired outcome, task routine, non-complex, low risk and predictable outcome).
                                                        • Right person (assess competency by certification/licensure, job description, skills checklist, demonstrated skill).
                                                        • Right communication (clear, concise, correct, complete).
                                                        • Right feedback: The Reciprocal Process (timely, specific, checkpoints).
                                                        • Essential Functions II
                                                          • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
                                                          • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Service and company policies/procedures.
                                                          • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , Nursing Assistant - CNA - Telemetry (Days, 36 hrs/wk), Human Resources , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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