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Patient Care Asst-CNA I - Behavioral Health Psych IP - (Nights, Casual) at Methodist Health System

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Fremont, Nebraska





Job Description:




  • Purpose of Job
    • Helps patients by supporting personal hygiene and daily living needs; providing comfort, transportation, and vital sign monitoring.


  • Job Requirements

    • Education

      • High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) preferred.

      • Successful completion of the 75-hour state approved course for Nurse Assistant required if hired into the position after August 31, 2014.

      • Preferred membership in good standing on Nebraska Nurse Aide registry if hired after August 31, 2014.

      • Will consider high school students 18 years or older who have completed the above requirements.

      • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training completed within 3 months of hire required.





    • License/Certifications

      • Previous customer service, cleaning, food service and/or patient related experience preferred.

      • One to three months on the job experience to learn hospital. procedures and work routines preferred.

      • Orientation and on the job experience will be provided to learn hospital procedures and work routines.





    • Experience
      • Maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.




    • Skills

      • Require the ability to understand and carry out instructions, follow schedules, communicate information, read simple and clear instructions and complete reports.

      • Must be able to collect, record, and report patient needs to the appropriate caregiver.

      • Requires ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills commensurate with job description.

      • Participate in mandatory in-services and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by supervisor.








  • Physical Requirements

    • Physical

      • Weight Demands
        • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.


      • Physical Demands

        • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

          • Climbing

          • Carrying

          • Kneeling

          • Sitting



        • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

          • Balancing

          • Carrying

          • Crouching

          • Distinguish colors

          • Keyboarding/typing

          • Lifting

          • Pulling/Pushing

          • Repetitive Motions

          • Stooping/bending

          • Twisting



        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

          • Fingering/Touching

          • Grasping

          • Hearing

          • Reaching

          • Seeing/Visual

          • Speaking/talking

          • Standing

          • Walking








    • Environmental




    • Hazards

      • Not Related: - Electrical Shock/Static

      • Rare (1-33%):

        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)



      • Occasionally (34%-66%):

        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

        • Explosives (pressurized gas)

        • Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, protective personal equipment required.



      • Frequent (67%-100%):

        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (Blood or Body Fluid-BBF)

        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations










  • Essential Job Functions

    • Essential Functions I



      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment, as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.



        • Gives individualized customer service/patient care.


        • Completes age specific competency assessment.




      • Exhibits excellent interpersonal relations with patients, co-workers, physicians, and guests to ensure effective communications.



        • Responds to patient needs promptly and courteously.


        • Obtains feedback from patients and visitors regarding their hospital experience.


        • Communicates patient issues to the appropriate staff.


        • Maintains a positive attitude while responding to requests in a timely and accurate manner.

        • Communicates with other members of the health care team (food service, secretaries, housekeeping, etc.) as indicated.


        • Actively participates in report process.




      • Completes clinical activities identified in the patient's plan of care to meet patients' comfort/activity/sleep needs and other clinical patient needs as delegated by professional staff.



        • Reports patient comfort needs to nurse in a timely manner.


        • Assures that skin is clean and dry.


        • Reports any noticed skin changes.


        • Provides personal care and assists with ADL (activities of daily living).


        • Provides assistance with repositioning, turning and chair transfers.

        • Assists as necessary with ambulation.

        • Completes vital signs per patient's plan of care.


        • Weighs patients per patient's plan of care.


        • Reinforce patient education.

        • Provides transportation assistance.


        • Reports any variation from patient's plan of care to professional staff.


        • Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspaper, mail.




      • Documents all data collected, in Cerner and/or on worksheets, accurately, completely, and in a timely manner to provide an accurate record of patient activities and response to activities.



        • Documentation is completed in an ongoing basis prior to end of shift.

        • Documentation reflects patient's responses to activities according to patient's plan of care.

        • Documentation reflects care delivered.




      • Provides housekeeping activities to contribute to a safe, efficient, effective and sanitary patient care environment.



        • Completes daily room cleaning according to established procedures for high dusting, vacuuming, mopping hard surface floors, disinfecting vertical surfaces, and spot cleaning vertical surfaces.

        • Keep rooms neat and tidy, free of clutter.

        • Removes trash and soiled linen from room each shift and as needed.

        • Maintains patient environment, such as spills and room temperature, or actively utilizes Integrated Services team to do so properly.

        • Distributes linens to servidors per par levels.

        • Straightens and restocks patient care areas per par levels.

        • Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspapers, mail, watering plants.




      • Consistently recognizes and utilizes measures to provide for safe, efficient, patient care and work environment.



        • Answers Call Lights in a timely manner and response to the patient request and/or relays request to appropriate resource when necessary.


        • Performs other duties as delegated/under the direction of the professional staff.

        • Assures coverage of all duties when self or other staff are off the nursing unit.


        • Assists other team members when own work is complete.


        • Appropriately reports incidents.


        • Utilizes Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions infection control techniques correctly and consistently.




      • Directly responsible to the staff nurse and assists in the care of the patient by performing delegated activities utilizing the reciprocal process of the 4 Rights of Delegation.



        • Right task (within the scope of practice, according to the job description, and based on the desired outcome, task routine, non-complex, low risk and predictable outcome).

        • Right person (assess competency by certification/licensure, job description, skills checklist, demonstrated skill).

        • Right communication (clear, concise, correct, complete).

        • Right feedback: The Reciprocal Process (timely, specific, checkpoints).







    • Essential Functions II




      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values ~ Living Our Values, and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.









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