Care Assistant Critical Care .9 7a-7:30p SJ (5516)
Franciscan Health Systems - Tacoma, WA

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Job Summary: This job is responsible for assisting with patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse; performs data entry, unit secretarial functions, and equipment processing. Essential Duties: Provides patient care to an assigned patient population; this includes but is not limited to: vital signs, ADLs, toileting, and ambulation. Uses equipment to conduct testing and records results. This may include, but is not limited to: EKGs, incentive spirometry, specimen collection and point of care testing.

Contributes to patient safety through adherence to established standards. Verifies and updates patient data daily in information systems. Enters and transcribes orders into computer system and onto appropriate forms so that patient information is current Assists with patient admissions, discharges, transfers and patient room preparation. Processes all admissions, discharges, transfers and charges within the assigned unit.

Maintains unit specific records as assigned. This may include, but is not limited to, unit log books, staffing sheets and chart audits. Keeps unit stocked, neat, organized; cleans equipment and attends to general maintenance of unit. Contributes to the productivity and professional environment of the department.

Identifies opportunities for and participates in Performance Improvement. QualificationsEducation: High school diploma or graduate equivalent diploma (GED) required. Completion of nursing assistant program and/or equivalent experience is required. Experience: Certified nursing assistant program and one year experience as a Nursing Assistant, in a medical setting, within the last three years is preferred.

Prefer experience in a specialty unit. Preference is given toward applicants with experience as both a Nursing Assistant and Unit Secretary. License/Certification: Healthcare Provider BLS certification required. Must be registered by the State Nursing Commission as a Nursing Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant..

Additional Responsibilities: • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

• Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. / CB Job Patient Care Support Primary Location WA-Tacoma-St Joseph Medical Center * Shift Every Other * Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72 * Weekends Required Every Other * Status Every Other

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