Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 4/18/2023

About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
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Nursing Assistant - Cardio Thoracic Unit - Hrs/Week - 36, Night Shift, Holidays - Required, Weekends - Every Third

I. Position Function:

The Nursing Assistant performs basic patient care activities as delegated by the registered Nurse, which assist the nursing staff in providing for quality patient care.

II. Job Relationships:

Supervised and/or reportable to the following, by job category:

- Patient Care Director or designee

- Registered Nurse

Must be able to collaborate and effectively communicate with Registered Nurses and other health care professionals.

III. Authority:

To give basic patient care as delegated by the Registered Nurse, as well as other assigned tasks.

IV. A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,

and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."

Performs all patient care activities under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

Functions in the role of assistant to the nursing staff or to the Registered Nurse.

Performs non-nursing functions which impact and contribute to the quality of patient care as directed by the Registered Nurse.

Provides and maintains a safe and comfortable environment for the patient:

- Assists patients getting in and out of bed.

- Orients patient to call l light and side rails, maintains accessibility and answers call light in a

timely fashion.

- Stays with restless patients.

- Makes and instructs in the use of cough pillows.

- Assists in the collection of medical data, vital signs.

Assists the Registered Nurse with specific components of admission, transfer, and discharge of patients:

- Preparation of the unit.

- Transferring patient to bed.

- Assembling patients' belongings.

- Accompanying patients as directed.

Assists the Registered Nurse with ADLs:

- Partial bed baths, assistance with shower and sit baths, as appropriate for patient.

- Fills water pitchers serves nourishments.

- Records intake and output.

Assists with collection of specimens.

Documents vital signs, I&O on appropriate forms.

Disposes of trash and linen on an ongoing basis.

May be required to float, within comptencies, to other units, as needed.

Knowledgeable and compliant with infectious diseases policy and procedures:

- Appropriately cares for patients on precautions.

- Uses protective measures as deemed appropriate.

- Separates infectious materials and disposes of them appropriately.

Complies with Patient Safety goals as set forth by the medical center.

B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:

Performs related duties as required.

V. Reporting Requirements:

Reports immediately to Patient Care Director or delegate any deviation of normal operations.

Reports immediately to supervisor of an unusual occurrence related to patients, other staff and self.

Reports immediately to the Registered Nurse or delegate of any change in the patients conditions.

Reports to the Patient Care Director, situations that require attention.

Reports all incidents and breaches in quality care to the Patient Care Director and delegate.

VI. Accountability:

Shall be accountable for patient care delivered.

Shall be accountable for maintaining the confidentiality and security of all hospital-related, medical staff-related and patient-related data and information.

Shall be accountable for abiding by all relevant Medical Center Policies and Procedures.

Shall be accountable for observing all policies and procedures of the unit, including Infection Control Policy and Procedures.

VII. Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

High School diploma or equivalency.

Minimum Experience:

Requires previous Nursing Assistant experience or for nursing students, one clinical rotation completed.

Minimum skills/abilities:

Able to communicate verbally and in writing in the English language.

Able to complete mathematical computations required to perform treatment protocols.

Able to lift, transfer and move patients.


Nursing Assistant Certification preferred.



Special Qualifications:

VIII. Working Conditions

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

The Nursing Assistant performs basic patient care activities as delegated by the registered Nurse, which assist the nursing staff in providing for quality patient care.

Additional Information

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

Important COVID message:

Please note, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled, and professional way.

This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.

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