Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, performs clinical duties that provide patient care to meet the needs of post-acute surgical female patients during the post-surgical period. These duties required critical thinking skills and include obtaining and documenting vital signs, monitoring intake and output, assisting with ambulation and position change, and reporting of abnormal findings to the RN. Duties are performed as directed within approved standards of care and require attention to detail and observation of infection control standards and patient safety standards. Performs other related duties as directed such as equipment maintenance and stocking of rooms. Assumes responsibility for meeting the basic needs of all patients assigned. Provides care to a patient population ranging from infant to geriatric, unless otherwise indicated. Works collaboratively as a member of the health care team, is customer focused and strives to meet department and hospital goals. Provides quality care according to established practice standards and guidelines for the area(s) assigned. Must be willing/able to float to other (comparable) nursing units, as requested/needed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school graduate or equivalent
Successful completion of Certified Nursing Assistant Course, CNA Certification, completion of Nursing Fundamentals Course in an accredited RN program, EMT certification or Certified Medical Assistant
Must have current BCLS certification
Previous hospital experience preferred
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.