Care Partner (CNA License Required) at Community Hospital / Jobsxl

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL-GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO


SUMMARY OF JOB:

  • Monitors patient rhythms. Assists nurses and physicians with patient care. Provides unit secretarial services.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
:


WHEN ASSIGNED AS CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT:

1. Meets basic patient care needs and reports to nursing staff by:

  • Responding to signal lights, bells, intercom system, and bed/tab alarms to determine the patients’ needs.
  • Giving care and assistance to patients in respect to their personal hygiene, grooming activity, comfort, rest, nourishment and other health needs.
  • Ensuring meals are ordered within dietary restrictions and collects food trays, feeds patients requiring help, and documents all nutritional and supplemental intake per unit protocols.
  • Transporting patients or assisting patients to ambulate per physician orders.
  • Turning and repositioning patients every two hours as indicated, alone or with assistance, to prevent skin breakdown and pressure ulcers.
  • Applying compresses, ice bags, ted hose, scds, K-pads as indicated.

2. Completes basic patient data gathering by:

  • Takes, records, and reports to RN temperature, blood pressure, pulse (O2 saturation) and respiration rates, height and weight, food and fluid intake/output as directed. Reports abnormal findings immediately to responsible nurse.
  • Obtains fingerstick BG and reports results to RN. Reports abnormal findings immediately to responsible nurse.
  • Follows all Universal Precautions and Blood-borne Pathogen protocols as outlined by hospital policy.

3. Maintains safe and clean environment within the patient and nursing unit by:

  • Changes bed linens, directs visitors, and answers telephone.
  • Picks up and organizes/stocks patient rooms as needed.
  • Maintains therapeutic environment in patient service areas.
  • Reports malfunctioning equipment, removes from use and files work order to assure proper operation.

4. Daily QA’s on Blood Glucose Machines


WHEN ASSIGNED TO WARD SECRETARY:

1. Completes secretarial duties under the direction of professional nursing staff

  • Enters the physicians or L.I.P. orders in patient chart by utilizing Meditech order entry system, Medication Administration Records (MARs), and Meditech nursing module.
  • Prepares charts for admissions, discharges, and transfers.
  • Transcribes medications accurately onto the MAR
  • Obtains medical records as requested.
  • Schedules procedures under order of provider.
  • Assures valuables sheet is complete on each admission.
  • Maintains chart forms availability and breaks down charts after patients have been discharged.

2. Maintains the nursing station and provides clerical and nursing support by:

  • Answers telephone and intercom calls and provides information or relays messages to nursing staff (using pager/tracker system), patients and medical staff.
  • Directs visitors to patient rooms.
  • Schedules provider appointments for inpatients who are being discharged as ordered.
  • Scans all orders to Pharmacy and stamps them as such.
  • Notifies RN’s, LPN’s, and assistants of new orders as appropriate.
  • Assembles admission, transfer and discharge packets as needed.
  • Monitors call system.
  • Assists staff with patients as required.
  • Assists with projects as directed.
  • Performs clerical duties as assigned.

3. Maintains the environment of the nursing unit by:

  • Participates in maintaining a professional, organized, clean department and safe work environment.
  • Notify the department leaders and/or supervisors of any event that may cause processes to negatively affect patient care or processes.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
:

High school diploma or equivalent with at least six (6) months of Certified Nursing

Assistant experience; telemetry technical training and Ward Secretary training

OR

equivalent combination of education and experience.


CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:

Current Colorado Certified Nursing Assistant

Current BLS

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