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Mt. Ascutney Hospital CNA (Float Pool) - Weekend Package in Manchester, Iowa

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This position is responsible for direct care of patients in the Medical Surgical/ICU, ED, OB, and Surgical Services areas, as well as patient related housekeeping services, in accordance with hospital and departmental standards and policies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Active on Direct Care Worker (DCW) Registry

  • BLS Certification

  • Child and Dependent Adult Mandatory Reporter Training required

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Reports to Med Surg Assistant Manager

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Position Specific Requirements

  • Acquires knowledge of the patient’s current condition through shift report from nursing staff

  • Performs patient related services as directed by primary nurse, Charge, or House Supervisor

  • Provides personal care assistance (bathing, grooming, feeding, and toileting) for patients for which training and experience have provided the necessary degree of skill

  • Assists patients with ambulation, transferring, and turning in bed

  • Obtains and documents vital signs, I/O, weights, and meal percentage eaten

  • Obtains capillary blood glucose readings

  • Answers call lights and performs patient rounding

  • Documents all patient care completed including hygiene cares, patient activity and patient rounding

  • Assists with patient safety practices

  • Performs Safety Technician 1:1 duties and documents

  • Transports patients as needed as Secure Car Driver

  • Performs EKGs and associated paperwork accurately

  • Skillfully performs phlebotomy on patients in-house

  • Performs the collection, labeling, and some preparation of specimens for testing

  • Assists with monitoring infants in the nursery

  • Prepares patients for meals; serves and collects trays; assists in setting up and feeding patients;serves fresh water and nourishment when indicated

  • Provides for comfort of patients

  • Assists in preparing patients for tests and transporting specimens to lab

  • Transports patients throughout the hospital as delegated

  • Observes, reports and records any changes in signs, symptoms and conditions of the patient

  • Communicates patient needs, serves as a patient advocate

  • Communicates effectively with medical staff, hospital and department members, patients and families

  • Answers telephone, takes messages, disseminates information to the appropriate personnel

  • Assists in controlling visitors to patients as delegated

  • Assists in infection control and quality assurance activities

  • Performs cleaning duties, cleaning of patient rooms and other areas relating to patient care; completes assigned department daily checklist duties

  • Supplies and cleans nourishment center

  • Checks and restocks department supplies

  • Keeps work area clean and organized

  • Attends all in-services and meetings as required

  • Assists in the orientation of new employees

Core Requirements

  • Exhibits excellent customer service to patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkers in accordance with Regional Medical Center’s Organizational Excellence Standards of Behavior

  • Has interpersonal skills sufficient to work closely with patients, public, and others

  • Demonstrates flexibility in work environment

  • Functions effectively in stressful situations

  • Uses critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Works independently

  • Is consistent and accurate in completing tasks

  • Demonstrates commitment to job tasks

  • Abides by RMC policies

  • Facilitates the operations of the department

  • Applies effective communication skills

  • Direct questions or concerns regarding hospital policies & procedures or the actions of another employee related to compliance regulations to the Compliance Committee

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to the Standards of Conduct policy

  • Supports efforts to ensure corporate compliance

  • Works to achieve hospital, departmental and individual goals

  • Uses discretion to retain confidential information

  • Presents a positive hospital image

  • Participates on hospital committees, as delegated

  • Continues professional development, participates in continuing education activities

  • Completes mandatory annual training

  • Observes infection control, proper lifting and moving techniques, as position may have an occupational risk of an occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens

  • Participates in quality and safety initiatives

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