CNA I - Acute Care - Cascade

Job Category CNA/LPN/MA Position CNA I - Acute Care - Cascade Req Code 12673 Location Cascade Valley Hospital Job Summary The purpose of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is to facilitate patient care activities by providing clerical and support functions, allowing the patient care team to spend 75% of their time focusing on patient care. Activities include transporting patients to the point of service quickly, reducing wait times; coordinating admissions and discharges; maintaining patient charts to aid medical records in the reconciliation process; answering telephones and call lights; and maintaining patient privacy. Assists care team as requested; and when work completed and time allows. We are dedicated to zero lift principles. The CNA is dedicated to providing quality service in a timely, courteous and cost effective manner. Essential Functions Section 1 ? Knowledge and Standards of Performance Contact is contract. General knowledge of computer capabilities, confidentiality standards, regulatory standards for quality management (DNV, OSHA, etc.). Customer service/professionalism, area expectations, age specific competence, Advance Directives, aseptic technique, patient bill of rights, chart format, recognition of abnormal patient results. Basic computer applications, documentation, CVH policies and procedures, growth and development, hospital layout, restraints and alternative to physical restraints, pain management protocols, occurrence reporting, body mechanics and area specific dress code. Demonstrates knowledge of hospital processes, and works to coordinate smooth and timely integration of the processes in the patient care unit, keeping the patient as the central focus. Manages the chart/medical record, processing information and facilitating retrieval of data. Calmly manages multiple concurrent demands and coordinates activities on the nursing unit. Seeks to anticipate needs of patient and team and works to meet them. Maintains a positive, customer-oriented attitude. Meets organizational and work unit standards as outlined in policies and procedures. Performs all job duties in accordance with recognized safety procedures. Demonstrates the ability to make calm and sensible decisions under various work situations, dealing with immediate problems reasonably. Section 2 ? Processes and Procedures Assist with ADLs, bathing, hair care, oral hygiene, dressing and undressing, changing bedding, peri-care, shaving patient, toileting. Maintain skin integrity, skin care, prevention of decubitis, stable stoma care. Feeding patients, special feeding needs, passing trays, assisting with menus, calculating and recording I&O, calorie count. Assist with admissions/discharges/transfers, room preparation, specimen transporting. Report lab results. Assist with procedures. Obtain unanticipated supplies/equipment, replenish depleted supplies, utilize supply pyxis. Transport/Transfer techniques of patients. Data/order entry (reference - section 5 computer). Perform clerical duties. Light housekeeping & maintenance duties. Dirty linen to soiled utility, environment safety checks, remove and put away unused equipment, proper disposal of wastes, including sharps containers. Respond to patient call lights; personal errands for the patient. Answer phone (communication/ phone etiquette). Read and utilize communication materials. Mentor new staff; participate in peer performance. Scheduling and transfer procedures; patient status procedures. Troubleshooting and patient advocacy procedures. Demonstrates knowledge of: medical terminology, lead placement, monitor/telemetry setup and discontinuance, and basic telemetry rhythms; recognition of arrhythmias that indicate a need for intervention. Principles of observation and communications. Receiving and giving report, documentation. Recognition and appropriate actions for abnormal patient results. Vital signs, weights, fainting, heart attack, bleeding, stroke, shock, seizure, hot and cold applications, aseptic technique application. Simple non-sterile dressing changes, opening a sterile package, putting on sterile gloves, correct hand washing procedure. Assist with sterile dressing changes. Basic respiratory process: incentive spirometer, application of nasal cannula, O2 hook-up, regulator changing, flow meter/hook-up. Assist RN with intermediate respiratory process. Pre and post-op care: C&DB technique, dangling?ambulation, assist with bed scales, TED hose, care of tubes?Hemovac, NG/IP, foleys, IV, maintenance care for chest tubes. Section 3 ? Knowledge/Use of Equipment Carts-linen/crash/dietary, office equipment (copier, fax, computer, intercom, phone, paging system, calculator), elevator, beds and lifts, transport/ambulatory aides, scales, vital signs equipment, aqua K pads, specialty beds and lifts, pumps, respiratory equipment, suction will be included in the cart module, kangaroo pump, sequential compression device, plexipulse, CPM and dopplers, ATT language service, call system, stretchers, wheelchairs, supply pyxis, cribs, telemetry, cardiac rhythm monitors, and computers and printers (and handheld computers). Section 4 ? Continuous Quality Improvement Leads and/or participates in developing and designing systems and processes for the new organization. Continually improves and redesigns processes to increase productivity and quality. Section 5 ? Required Education and Training Continuing Education: Identifies new topics for continuing education, and pursues educational offerings. Shares educational information with coworkers, keeps record of continuing education. Uses educational information to develop/update practice standards. Attends staff meetings and all annual mandatory sessions. Actively participates in staff orientation. BLS and Telemetry certifications. Section 6 ? Resource Utilization Demonstrates responsible use of resources, including time, facilities, supplies, equipment, staff, information, finances, education and developmental assets. Fiscally responsible, including corporate billing compliance. Efficiently uses resources, tools and supplies, recycling when possible. Uses and disposes of confidential information appropriately. Shares expertise and knowledge with others. Cares for equipment properly. Spends education funds responsibly to enhance job performance. Practices accountable and productive time management. Shares responsibility in facility upkeep (i.e.: see it, own it, do it, solve it). Seeks information and plans work to maximize team effectiveness Education High School graduate or GED required. Desired Job Experience Computer skills and general office experience preferred. Medical terminology preferred. License/Certification Washington State Nursing Assistant certified credential required. American Heart Association BLS required. Other Qualifications Must be able to float to all units as needed.



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