Certified Nurse Asst - ICU Full-time
Summary: The Nurse Assistant is accountable for the completion of specific patient care tasks and responsibilities as delegated by the Registered Nurse in accordance with the established standards of care.
Caring: Conveys caring, compassion and respect to patients and significant others during all interactions as evidence by:
- Assists others to maintain personal dignity by providing confidentiality, privacy and respect.
- Communicates with respect and clarity; makes eye contact, smiles, induces self, calls people by name, extends kind words of concern.
Teamwork: Works with other team members to provid quality patient care as evidenced by:
- receives and completes patient care assignments as delegated by the Registered Nurse
- Volunteers assistance to colleagues in order to complete tasks or goals
- Answers call lights and communicates information to an appropriate health care provider immediately if unable to resolve personally
- Environmental rounds check sheet; complete checks weekly, ceiling tiles, lights, dust free air vents
- Refresh waiting area; lights, magazines, coffee machine and accessories
- Unpacks supplies and immediately removes packing material
- Assures adequate stock
- Completes daily temperature logs.
- Ensures linen cart is organized and covered.
- Information Management - stocks patient education materials.
- Mail Delivery
- Medical Record Management
- Ensure supply/necessary documentation forms
Communication: Effectively expresses self in dividual or group situations as evidenced by:
- Uses communication styles to meet the vatious needs of patients, their significant others, and other care team members
- Uses Cerner system to send messages to other departments as needed.
Documentation: Accurately documents patient observations as evidenced by:
- Documbents patient vital signs, weights, intake and output, and all other pertinent patient observations on the appropriate documentation forms
Safety: Complies with and is knowledgeable of safety policies and procedures as evidenced by:
- Demonstrates fire safety and location exits, fire extinguishers, fire alarms and evacuation plan, emergency Preparedness Plan and/or where resource material is located, infection control, and equipment.
Skills and Competencies: Maintains skills and competencies required to administer care to meet the needs of telemetry patients as evidenced by:
- Transports monitored patients to other locations within the Health System (completes and maintains monitored transport education), CPR, STNA
- Performs basic patient care functions including but not limited to positioning, ambulation, tray delivery and feed, skin/hair/oral care, range of motion , and linen changes.
Guest Relations: Demonstrates professionalism and respect during interactions with others as evidenced by:
- Strives to exceed the customers' expectations.
Quality of care: Demonstrates commitment to provide excellent patient care oas evidenced by:
- Actively participates in efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of patient care
- Offers suggestions to improve patient care quality as well as actions needed to achieve the outcomes.
Initiative: Demonstrates the ability to independently perform tasks to meet departmental needs as evidenced by:
- Shows self-starting actions rather than passive acceptance (completes tasks without requiring assignment)
Accountability: Demonstrates responsibilities for actions ad evidenced by:
- Adheres to Health System's established policies and procedures
- Takes responsibility for one's own actions
- Maintains and completes assigned tasks in an efficient and effective way
- Maintains and completes mandatory education and competencies as well documenting these in the individual education record
- Attends staff meetings (required to attend 66% of scheduled meetings per year)
The above statements reflect the general duties and are not to be considered as a detailed description of all the work assignments.
- State Tested Nursing Assistant in PA
- High School Diploma or GED
- Clearances as required by state and federal guidelines
- Vacation time
- Sick time