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.
For more information, visit www.steward.org.
NURSING ASSSISTANT (CNA) – INTENSIVE CARE UNIT/ICU
The Nursing Assistant is responsible for providing direct patient care under the direction of a RN/ Clinical Leader. Duties include but are not limited to vital signs, transferring of patients, make occupied and unoccupied beds, measuring of intake and output, and other related duties as assigned. Trained, responsible individual who functions in a complementary or assistive role to a qualified licensed nurse in providing direct patient care or carrying out common nursing assistant functions for which he/ she has documented competencies for proper performance of the task. Assists with activities to assist the patient in meeting basic human needs including but not limited to nutrition, hydration, mobility, comfort, elimination, socialization, rest, and hygiene. Collects, reports and documents simple data.
- Assists patients in and out of chair, bed wheelchair, stretcher, etc
- Makes bed, both occupied and unoccupied; changes linen as necessary
- Assists with treatments as appropriate within scope of responsibility.
- Assists with meals and nourishment including water and fluids; feeds patients as necessary.
- Initiates or performs CPR in an emergency situation
- Performs indwelling catheter care, applies Texas catheters
- Observes, reports, measures and records urinary output, feces and emesis
- Applies ice bags and collars, warm or cold unsterile compresses
- Takes and records weights, temperatures, pulse respirations and blood pressure
- Gives appropriate enemas
- Collects specimens and records information
- Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of patients
- Performs skin care including Incontinence and Decubitus after assessment and as directed by RN
- Observes patients on 1:1 or close observation status
- Applies protective and therapeutic devices
- Assists with placement of Blanketrol
- Assists with post mortem care
- Reports any untoward or unusual occurrences to nurse
- After completion of restraint education and under the direction of RN, may apply and/or assist in restraining patients.
- Considers patient’s safety at all times.
- Reports faulty equipment immediately and in accordance with Hospital Policy.
- Reports unsafe conditions and/or incidents as they occur.
- Maintains patient’s rooms in an neat and orderly manner with a clear walk-in area
- Safely transports patients via wheelchair or stretcher.
- Attach patients to cardiac monitors (in Tele, ICU or ED only).
- Carries out Body Substance Isolation in all patient care to protect self and others.
- Give complete bath/partial bed baths, assists the patient to bath or shower, gives tepid sponge baths, assists the patient with Sitz bath.
- Takes care of patient’s teeth, dentures, nails, feet and shaves patient
- Stores hearing aides, dentures and eyeglasses and other valuables safely and in accordance with Hospital Valuables Policy
Minimum Education Requirements: High school Diploma or GED
Minimum Work Experience: 6 months of experience in a hospital, long-term care or rehabilitation setting preferred.
Other skills and abilities: Customer service
Equipment/Software/Certification: Current MA CNA certification and BLS required