Catholic Health Initiatives CNA/Nurse Tech Progressive Care – Nights in GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska

CNA/Nurse Tech Progressive Care – Nights

Description

CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at CHIhealth.com.

Job Summary:

Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, provides basic nursing care support and clerical support for assigned nursing unit. Transcribes physician orders, schedules diagnostic tests and therapies for patients, assembles and maintains patient charts, answers telephone and intercom calls, and provides routine, approved information. Relays calls and messages as appropriate. Performs routine basic nursing procedures necessary to provide for care, comfort and safety of patients. Takes vital signs, assists patients with person hygiene, feeds and ambulates patients and so forth according to detailed procedures.

Cares for adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients with a variety of acute or critical medical/surgical problems at various developmental levels. Patients are from both traditional and nontraditional family structures with a variety of sociocultural and educational backgrounds.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides for care, comfort, and safety of assigned patients under close direction of the registered nurse. Transports or accompanies patients within the hospital or to their vehicle on discharge, transfers patients from room to room or from chair to bed (and return), and positions patients.

  • Completes the initial portion of the patient assessment form and shares information with the RN when new patients are admitted.

  • Answers call lights and responds to patient requests and/or relays to Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse responsible for patient’s care.

  • Performs or assists in performing documentation in the patient chart, patient activities of daily living and basic nursing care procedures such as bathing, feeding, ambulation, specimen collection, vital sings, etc., as directed by the Registered Nurse.

  • Provides for nutritional needs of patient by preparing patient and bedside table appropriately, feeding patient and/or assisting as necessary. Sees that patient receives snacks as ordered by dietitian. Documents patient intake and communicates patient likes and dislikes to dietary as needed via Meditech.

  • Keeps patient rooms clean and free from clutter. At time of dismissal, strips patient bed, disposes of items contaminated from bodily fluids appropriately. Periodically cleans and tidies nurse servers, Team Conference Center, and equipment routinely used for patient care.

  • Utilizes the phone system, paging system, call light system, computer system, pneumatic tube system, photocopier, and fax machine to provide clerical support. Monitors performance of the listed systems and other unit resources and reports related needs for repairs or supplies to the Unit Director.

  • Attends unit meetings and hospital in-services and maintains competencies as required by Unit Director.

Hours: 1800-0630

Qualifications

Education

  • Ability to read and write in order to complete requisition forms, comprehend and communicate complicated verbal and written instructions when scheduling patients for diagnostic tests and ordering prescribed meals, transcribe physicians’ orders accurately and legibly, and to perform basic arithmetic calculations in order to calculate intake and output and record patient weights and vital signs. This level is normally acquired through completion of high school.

License/Certification

  • State of Nebraska Certified Nursing Assistant certification required. Additional unit-specific knowledge is obtained through orientation, checklists and competency testing.

  • Basic Life Support

Experience

  • Approximately one month on-the-job experience necessary to gain knowledge of basic patient care procedures, to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of unit procedures and schedules, become familiar with basic medical terminology and to appropriately operate computer charting system.

Skills

  • Interpersonal skills necessary in order to exchange factual information with patients, visitors, physicians and nursing personnel in a courteous manner, and to allay apprehensions of patients and visitors.

  • Ability to concentrate and pay attention to detail for up to 10% of work time when transcribing physicians’ orders and for up to 20% of work time when providing patient care.

  • Analytical skills necessary in order to prioritize clerical tasks, organize work, gather and interpret routine data regarding patient assessments, transports, and maintain routine records.

Job Patient Care Support

Primary Location NEBRASKA-GRAND ISLAND-ST FRANCIS

Daily Schedule Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 48

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0123661