Halftime - Nights - 24 hours a week
12 hour shifts
CNA & EMT Eligible
Performs duties and tasks that assist the caregivers and promote effective departmental functioning. Direct patient care functions are under the direction of the RN.
Education or Formal Training
1. High school diploma or equivalent preferred
Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)
- Effective 4/1/15 CNA certification or equivalent certification is required. Equivalent certifications include: EMT, MA, Military Medic or completion of 1st year of nursing core classes (not prerequisites for nursing school). PCAs hired prior to 4/1/15 will be grandfathered in and will not be required to complete CNA certification.
- BLS certification required within conditional period.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
1. Basic knowledge of asepsis and universal precautions
2. Basic knowledge of frequently used medical terminologies
3. Physical and mental stamina to perform job duties
4. Able to take directions from multiple staff and demonstrate the ability to set priorities
Hospital or other health care experience preferred
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED
Standard medical/hospital equipment: i.e. hospital beds, wheelchairs and carts, positioning aids, IV infusion pumps, monitoring equipment, phone and intercom systems, computers, telemetry monitor, drains, restraints, call light system, orthopedic specific equipment, etc.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
1. Physical working environment may include, but not limited to, any of the following hazards: chemical, electrical, mechanical, biowaste, explosive, radiation, etc.
2. Environmental conditions may include, but not limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
4. The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).
5. Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.
1. Demonstrates appropriate IPR/communication techniques.
2. Enhances open communication in groups.
3. Participates in interpersonal conflict resolution with direction as needed.
4. Demonstrates ENCORE! values.
5. Participation is team oriented.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Communication and Accountability
1. Routinely demonstrates ability to set priorities in order to complete the workload. Coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency during the assigned shift.
2. Communicates problems to the primary nurse or charge nurse/clinical lead promptly. Asks questions to clarify misunderstandings. Requests assistance from appropriate personnel in the event of an unusually difficult situation.
3. Offers assistance and provides direction to visitors, patients, physicians, and families in a concise, informative manner, maintaining a positive and courteous tone.
4. Reports off at the end of the shift or when leaving the department.
5. It is the expectation that all care providers document accurately and in real time, utilizing the electronic medical record within their department.
Maintains Safe & Pleasant Environment
1. Places call light within reach of patient.
2. Places be in low position with brake on after making bed (unless post-op bed).
3. Maintains siderails in up position as indicated.
4. Assists in preparation of patient rooms and admission and transfers.
5. Orients patient to use of bed, call light, television, and telephone.
6. Tidies patient rooms and over bed tables by removing used and unneeded items.
7. Tidies non-patient care rooms as needed.
8. Assists in stocking supplies as needed.
Meals and Nourishment
1. Passes warm wash cloths prior to breakfast.
2. Distributes drinking water and snacks to patients.
3. Maintains supply of cups in patient rooms and/or at patient bedside.
4. Distributes and picks up trays in timely fashion.
5. Assists in setting up meal trays and feeds appropriate patients.
6. Positions patients as needed for meals.
7. Records intake on I&O sheets if indicated.
8. Follows patient fluid restrictions and calorie count orders.
9. Assures patients receive correct meal selections in accordance with MD orders.
1. Answers patient call lights and performs appropriate follow-up in a timely manner.
2. Performs a.m. and p.m. care.
3. Assists staff with positioning and patient mobility.
4. Independently ambulate patients.
5. Empties foley catheters, urinals, bedpans, commodes, urine hats and drains.
6. Record I&O as indicated.
7. Assists patients to and from the bedside commode or bathroom.
8. Assists with bedpan placement as indicated, with follow-up care as necessary.
9. Assists with patient discharges.
10. Weighs patients as requested.
11. Takes vital signs accurately and timely and reports to appropriate staff in a timely manner.
12. May be required to perform point of care testing.
13. Adheres to fall prevention plan.
14. Adheres to lifting policy.
15. Sets up traction.
16. Places and maintains telemetry leads and monitors on patients as indicated.
17. Employees are expected to comply with all regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission Standards.
18. Is familiar with organization, department and job specific Environment of Care areas, including Life Safety, Utilities Management, Hazardous Materials Communications, Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control and Medical Equipment Failure.
19. Adheres to Standard Precautions as appropriate, which may include:
a. the use of protective barriers, as appropriate (e.g., gloves, masks, gowns, pocket masks, and/or safety glasses);
b. handling and disposing of infectious waste appropriately; and
c. hand washing as appropriate.
1. Attends 75% of staff meetings, assumes responsibility for reading and comprehending all posted minutes and memos.
2. Appears well groomed and observes the hospital dress code.
3. Wears identification badge while on duty.
4. Maintains a professional appearance.
5. Reports to work on time at the start of assigned shift.
6. Does not abuse or take advantage of sick time or personal days.
7. Provides proper notification and advance notice for absence or tardiness.
8. Maintains Employee Health requirements.
9. Demonstrates understanding of hospital fire, safety, and emergency procedures every three years.
10. Knows personal role in the case of an emergency during assigned shift.
11. Regularly performs well in stressful situations under the direction of a RN.
12. Maintains stock levels of supplies in patient room cabinets and on unit as indicated. Practices efficient use of supplies.
13. Adheres to Joint Commission Standards.
14. Demonstrates and completes annual competencies.
15. Attends required Safety Forums and education.
16. Completes required Performance Manager training and annual review by deadlines.
When applicable, employees must be able to adjust the essential functions they perform appropriately to the age of their patient/customer. Employees must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department. Employees demonstrate the ability to alter care and patient/family education based on the age or developmental level of the patient.
Primary patient population served. (Check all that apply)