Emerus Certified Nursing Assistant in Nampa, Idaho
Saint Alphonsus has partnered with Emerus, a nationally recognized, innovative leader in the delivery of emergency, inpatient, and diagnostic medical health care and the nation's first and largest operator of micro-hospitals. From the moment a patient walks through the door, a team of exceptional medical professionals take charge, treating patients with speed, compassion and expertise. Our state-of-the-art hospitals are fully accredited and provide highly individualized care. We have created a special place where patients can expect the highest level of care when every second counts right in your neighborhood.
Position responsible for performing advanced indirect and selected direct patient care duties in support of the nursing process in a competent manner under the direction of an RN and for performing related clerical functions, must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development as it relates to the different life cycles.
Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to the patient served
Delivers appropriate advanced indirect and selected direct patient care at a competent level as directed by a physician or registered nurse within the scope of hospital-approved PCA skills inventory according to the needs/age of the patient/population served; collaborates with other members of the healthcare team to plan, expedite and promote quality patient care; employs critical thinking skills when identifying and responding to abnormal findings, reporting such to the nurse immediately; maintains simple drainage devices; takes patient vital signs, perform blood glucose checks, perform EKGs, monitor intake and output, and maintain related records; perform skin preps and prepares patient for procedures as directed
Answers call bells, prepares patients for meals, prepares meals and feeds patients; performs/assists with baths; assists patient in mobility; transports patients within the facility and performs assigned treatments, as directed; maintains equipment and patient rooms in orderly fashion; performs housekeeping duties for patient rooms, performs assigned data entry via computer; serves as Unit Clerk and/or monitors patients as assigned
Ensures safe care to patients adhering to policies/procedures/standards of care, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, and accuracy of practice
Attends continuing education to maintain nursing assistant competencies
Aids in identifying methods of improving patient care
Assists in emergency situations under the direction of the physician and RN
Observes aseptic techniques, Universal Precautions, and other regulatory mandate (e.g., OSHA, CLIA, CMS, Joint Commission)
Promotes individual professional growth/development by meeting requirements for mandatory all-staff meetings/continuing education/skills competency; supports department goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor/mentor/resource to less experienced staff
High School Diploma or GED, required
Certified Nursing Assistant, preferred
Current BLS certification, required
2 years of work experience in an acute care hospital as a Nursing Assistant.
Ability to understand written instructions and perform basic mathematical calculations; demonstrates skills for assigned specialty area/function or assigned procedures.
Demonstrated ability to perform duties with increased responsibilities.
Ability to perform duties requiring prolonged standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting
Customer service oriented attitude and behavior
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Basic knowledge and understanding of PPE protocols and universal precautions
Position requires fluency in English; written and verbal communication.
Shift Type: Days
External Company URL: http://www.emerus.com/