CNA

Metro Health | Wyoming, MI

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Posted Date 8/13/2019
Description

CNA - Patient Care Technician - Med-Surg * Nights - 36hrs/wk

Requisition #: req1678

Shift: Nights

FTE status: 0.9

On-call: No

Weekends: Yes

Scheduled shifts, 7p-7a, will vary across all days, Sunday-Saturday. Candidates must be available to work 7p-7a any day, Sunday-Saturday.

General Summary:

Under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN), the Patient Care Technician (PCT) provides basic nursing care to patients and performs related tasks necessary to support the unit.

Requirements:

  1. Minimum High School Diploma or GED required.
  2. Current Certified Nurse Aide (CENA) certification, or current enrollment (and continued progression) in a nursing program in which a nursing fundamentals course and at least one clinical rotation have been completed, or equivalent experience. (Equivalent experience considered will include but is not limited to: Medical Assistant, Paramedic, Medical First Responder, EMT, Nurse Tech, or LPN).
  3. Basic understanding of Medical Terminology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Patient Confidentiality is preferred.
  4. Current Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) provider required.
  5. Experience in acute care or extended care facility preferred.
  6. Able to successfully complete unit-specific core competencies as defined in the orientation check-list.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. ACTIVITY / COMFORT: Assist patients with activity of daily living and provides for patient comfort. This responsibility includes making occupied and unoccupied beds; turning and positioning patients in bed; ambulating and dangling patients; transfers patients; performs passive and assisting with active range-of-motion exercises.
  2. HYGIENE: Assist patients with hygiene activities.
  3. PROCEDURES: Indwelling urinary catheter care (excluding insertion, removal and irrigation); changing non-sterile dressings; providing ileostomy/colostomy care.
  4. Assisting with postmortem care.
  5. NUTRITION: Assist patients with nutrition including passing trays, snacks and drinking water; feeding patients; and measuring and recording intake from dietary trays.
  6. ELIMINATION: Assist patients with elimination needs recording accurate input and output. Empties other drains as designated by the RN.
  7. SPECIMEN COLLECTION: Collects and labels sputum, urine, and stool specimens for laboratory testing; testing urine for sugar, acetone, blood or pH; straining urine for kidney stones; and using the glucometer to test blood glucose levels.
  8. VITAL SIGNS / MEASUREMENT: Measures and record accurate vital signs and weight including oral and tympanic temperature, radial and apical pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate; and using standing, chair, sling and bed scales to measure weight.
  9. EQUIPMENT: Uses equipment and supplies safely and appropriately. This includes assisting patients with incentive spirometry; setting up oxygen flow meters; setting up suction equipment and disposing of suction canisters; and applying and removing ice bags, moist or dry heat, ace bandages, arm slings, binders, supports, anti-embolism stockings, sequential compression devices (SCDs), restraints.
  10. INFECTION CONTROL: Assists with controlling the spread of infection by using aseptic technique; adhering to universal/standard precautions; caring appropriately for patients with special isolation precautions; passing clean linen and bagging and disposing of soiled linen; replacing full sharps containers; cleaning equipment between patients’ use; and cleaning equipment prior to return to Central Processing Department (CPD).
  11. DOCUMENTATION: Document care given as directed by the RN.
  12. COMMUNICATION: Communicates effectively using Vocera, unit paging system, telephone system and pneumatic tube system; answering patient call lights; reporting observations to the RN; keeping the RN informed of care delivered; maintaining patient confidentiality.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned. These may include but are not limited to: Performing tasks assigned by the Registered Nurse in charge to facilitate department efficiency. Maintaining a current knowledge base of department processes and procedures for patient care, pursuing self-directed learning and continuing education opportunities, and participating on committees, task forces, and work groups as determined by management.
Job Type
Full time

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