**Must be a current part-time or full-time Salem Health employee in order to be considered for this opportunity. (Please note: For this opportunity, unscheduled staff are not considered part-time or full-time Salem Health employees).**
The Medical/Oncology Unit is a 30-bed unit within the Salem Hospital Medical/Surgical Division. The CUA on the Medical/Oncology Unit provides patient care as directed by a Registered Nurse within the Certified Nursing Assistant’s (CNA) prescribed scope of practice. He/she must be able to provide clerical support on the nursing unit: transcribe physician orders, keep medical records intact, answer, screen and direct incoming multi-line telephone calls. Employees working in this unit will see a mix of surgical and medical oncology patients. This unit is also capable for treating telemetry patients.
• Accurately performs skills per policy and procedure. Completes only those skills within CNA scope of practice for which competency has been demonstrated. Via basic and advanced skills checklists
• Observes and reports any patient condition changes to the RN. (i.e., abnormal vital signs, abnormal responses to care, change in patient behavior, patient complaints, etc.)
• Completes personal care on each patient as assigned or directed by plan of care, and policies and procedures without continual direct supervision.
• Reinforces patient teaching with activities of daily living. (i.e.: transfers, turning, positioning, etc.)
• Demonstrates ability to accept a variety of patient care assignments, including floating to other units. Accepts other duties as assigned (i.e.: running errands, cleaning equipment, maintaining orderly work areas, stocking, etc).
• Accurately documents pertinent patient information on all assigned patients, according to unit standards/time frames (i.e.: TPR/Graphic Record, clothing inventory, ADL/Meal Monitor, etc.).
• Accurately processes/transcribes orders following unit specific guidelines.
• Keys data into computer accurately and in a timely manner to complete order entry, admission (in designated areas), transfer, discharge functions.
• Initiates and maintains the medical record in accordance with Salem Hospital policy and unit specific standards (i.e.: prepares medical records for new admissions and discharge, thinning charts, filling charts with new forms, accuracy in patient identification, accurate filing of patient documents).
Adequate vision, hearing, and manual dexterity to perform duties
Ability to lift, pull and turn a minimum of 50 pounds unassisted and over 100 pounds with assistance: bend, stretch, and reach to accomplish duties.
Special Skills, Knowledge or Ability:
• Able to perform duties without direct supervision.
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Flexible and willing to accept a variety of patient care assignments.
• Self-directed and the ability to exercise judgment in prioritizing, accuracy and promptness in completion of duties.
• Knowledge of limitations regarding scope of practice.
• Must possess a broad range of skills including observation, communication, and organization.
• Must be flexible, self-motivated and willing to accept a variety of patient care assignments including floating to other hospital units.
Salem Health is seeking candidates who demonstrate the following strengths, as defined by the Gallup Organization.
Service: A drive to be of service to others.
Ethics: A clear understanding of right and wrong which guides your actions.
Responsibility: A need to assume personal accountability for your work.
Problem Solving: An ability to think things though with incomplete data.
Empathy: An ability to identify the feelings and perspectives of others.
Team: A need to build feelings of mutual support.
Must currently hold CNA licensure through the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Must currently hold, or be able to obtain within 45 days from date of hire, the CNA Level 2 Acute Care endorsement through the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
Telemetry training or able to train within one (1) month of hire required.
Preference may be given to candidates possessing recent acute care experience.
In order to be considered for this position, your resume must reflect all relevant licenses, certifications, education, and experience noted in the requirements and minimum qualification sections of this job posting. Without this information, candidates cannot be considered for positions to which they may be qualified.
This position is designated as Twelve-Hour Shifts. Three twelve-hour shifts will comprise a full-time workweek and employees regularly scheduled to work three twelve-hour shifts will be considered full-time employees, eligible for full-time benefits, and are paid time and one-half for work beyond 12 hours in a day. Work between 36 and 40 hours in a Work Week is paid at the rate in effect when the hours are worked. Statutory overtime is paid for work beyond 40 hours in a week.
Upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. Salem Hospital is not able to support VISA sponsorships.
Salem Hospital - 22 months ago