Job Summary: This job is responsible for assisting in the delivery of non-professional nursing care, under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) in a defined care team and in accordance with scope of practice, for the Franciscan Health System (FHS). An incumbent performs the basic aspects of general patient care where the services of a registered or licensed practical nurse are not required. Employees assist medical/nursing staff in the examination, treatment and care of patients, including the transport of patients and equipment and assisting in the admission, transfer and discharge of patients. Tasks are assigned by nursing staff in clear, detailed and specific instructions.
Employees work as instructed and seek guidance on matters not specifically covered in the original instructions. Work is reviewed through progress checks for accuracy, adequacy and adherence to standards, instructions and established procedures. Essential Duties: Provides patient personal care/hygiene and physical comfort, including feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothes, cleaning, bed-making, assisting with ambulation, enemas, skin care and bowel/bladder elimination; provides such additional care as required to meet the personal needs and comfort of assigned patients based on skill, ability, limitations of scope of practice and patient acuity. Reports and documents patient temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.
Obtains and records measurement of patient height and weight; attaches patient to monitoring equipment. Observes and reports changes in patient condition. Assists nursing staff in the admission, discharge and transfer of patients by performing activities such as inventorying/storing patient belongings, providing patient with relevant personal care/comfort items, orienting patient/family and transporting patient to room or other location using wheelchairs, stretchers or patient beds. Obtains and labels a variety of samples (e.g.
urine, stool and sputum specimens); transports blood and blood products. Prepares patient, equipment and supplies for specific procedures/examinations; instructs/assists patient in removing articles of clothing, jewelry and related items; escorts patient to dressing booths and assists them in putting on gown; assists with lifting, turning and moving patient and transfer to/from bed and procedure table. Provides patient information to nursing staff for inclusion in the interdisciplinary plan of care; documents relevant patient data in accordance with work unit standards. Performs basic life support, and gives assistance to medical staff during medical and disaster emergencies.
Maintains a neat and organized work environment. Orders, stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary; identifies and reports problems with supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair requests in system, tags equipment and removes from service. Maintains an organized and safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospital's Safety, Risk Management and regulatory standards. Participates in quality assurance/improvement initiatives and activities as requested.
Participates in growth opportunities. Education: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent diploma (GED). Experience: Completion of an accredited Nursing Assistant program (or military medical specialty training). Six months related work experience, preferably in a hospital setting.
License/Certification: Current certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant by the Washington State Nursing Commission. Current BLS certification QualificationsAdditional 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 Job Patient Care Support Primary Location WA-University Place-Sjmc Hospice & Ltc Pharmacy * Shift PRN * Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0 * Weekends Required Every Other * Status PRN
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