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CNA - Medical Unit - $11-17 per hour

Company: Vivian Health
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

SSM Health is seeking a CNA Medical Unit for a job in Saint Louis, Missouri.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Medical Unit
  • Discipline: CNA
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Shift: flexible
  • Employment Type: Permanent
    POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA (% of Time)Essential Functions: The following are essential job accountabilities and performance criteria:1) General Patient Care:CriteriaA) Carries out the patient's plan of care as it relates to the patient's physical needs under the direction of the Registered Nurse.B) Delivers care requiring broad knowledge of aseptic technique, medical terminology and equipment.C) Assists nurses and physicians with procedures.D) Maintains knowledge of and operates equipment used in patient care safely.E) Retrieves patient care items that are not routinely available on the unit.F) Retrieves, recovers or follows up on patient care needs.G) Completed unit clerical duties including the coordination of designated unit activities, transcription of orders, medical record maintenance and serving as a unit receptionist.H) Prepares rooms prior to admissions and following discharges. Completes patient's belongings list on admission and transfer.I) Directs prompt and courteous attention to the needs of patients, families, and visitors.J) Rounds with purpose.K) Engages in service recovery activities referring unusual problems to Nurse Manager/ Designate.L) Rounds after dietary trays are passed to ensure all meals are appropriate or as required for patient satisfaction /care needs.M) Takes appropriate action when necessary including the resolution of issues related to late or wrong trays.N) Feeds and sets up trays as needed.O) Recognizes needs and initiates appropriate action in regard to maintaining supplies and equipmentP) Notifies appropriate department in order to maintain a clean safe environment (housekeeping, maintenance, dietary, etc.)Q) Functions as a resource person to co-workers, patients/families, medical staff, and ancillary personnel.2) Safety and ComfortCriteriaA) Correctly places restraints; observes for constriction of circulation, changes to skin integrity, adequate breathing; knows when and how to change position; provides range of motion (ROM) and skin care, toileting, and opportunities for socialization.B) Operates Cardiac Monitor i.e.1. On/off switch2. Alarms/stand-by3. Obtaining strip4. Lead placement3) Vital Signs/MeasurementCriteriaA) Completes Point of Care Testing as approved by hospital and competencyB) Obtains vital signs including temperatureC) Measures abdominal girthD) Weighs patientsE) Measures intake and output4) Mobility and Exercise:CriteriaA) Applies Pneumatic Air Stockings / Ted HoseB) Ambulates, turns and positions patients.5) Respiratory CareCriteriaA) Assists with incentive spirometry and cough / deep breath.B) Sets up oxygen therapy such as, nasal cannula or mask as directed by Registered Nurse.C) Monitors pulse oximetryD) Completes tracheostomy careE) Performs suctioning1. Oral2. Tracheal: When the patient is assessed by the Registered Nurse to be stable.6) Wound CareCriteriaA) Places patient on specialty bedB) Performs dressing changes (sterile and clean)C) Cares for pin care site after assessment has been completed by the Registered Nurse. Assists in monitoring that traction weights are hanging freely and in good alignment.7) Bowel and Bladder EliminationCriteriaA) Administers enemasB) Performs straight catheterization. Provides catheter care.8) HygieneCriteriaA) Provides:1. Hygiene and grooming daily2. Mouth care (including dentures) at least twice/day.3. Fresh water at 0800, 1600, 2400 and as needed4. Perineal care5. Toileting9) Specimen CollectionCriteriaA) Obtains:1. Midstream (clean-voided) urine specimen.2. Timed urine specimen3. Sterile urine specimen from an indwelling catheter4. Urine specific gravity (5 South and 5 ICU only)5. Urine pH6. Expectorated sputum specimens7. Blood specimens by venipuncture8. Stool specimens10) ClericalCriteriaA) Answers phone within 3 rings identifying self, title and nursing unit. Does not keep person on hold for extended periods.B) Provides directions to physicians, hospital personnel, and visitors to patient's room.C) Notifies the physician and nursing staff of new patient's arrival to unit.D) Assists in the receiving of articles brought to the nursing unit.E) Answers pneumatic tube promptly and returns carriers to the appropriate area.F) Prepares a daily worksheet and confirms all appointments concerning daily work (including blood work) and updates worksheet on each shift.G) Verifies census sheet, maintains and updates as necessary.H) Informs Admitting Department of all transfers, discharges, admissions, room changes, and deaths through the computer. Includes disposition of appropriate paperwork.I) Informs staff/charge nurses / nurse manager of nursing unit activities: return of patients to the floor, physician stat orders, new admissions, etc.J) Assist nursing staff and ancillary personnel to ensure appropriate and complete specimen labels/requisition orders.K) Reports critical lab values to appropriate personnel.L) Initiates and completes secretarial portion of the pre-op checklist.M) Completes the administrative data screen for all new admissions and updates daily.N) Assists the nursing staff with paperwork involved in the patient transfer and discharge procedure to include movement of medications.O) Gives a full report to the oncoming person. (Leaves a written report if unable to give verbal). Informs the Charge Nurse if additional orders are left for the night shift.P) Checks patient chart periodically throughout the shift for "stat", flagged and un-flagged orders.Q) Checks physician orders daily for unsigned verbal/telephone orders and places appropriate flag.R) Enters orders into the computer accurately.S) Calls departments to order tests, procedures, and consults which cannot be ordered through the computer.T) Transcribes orders for tests/procedures/consults onto the TESTS/PROCEDURES section of the profile.U) Ensures labels are correctly placed on all formsV) Transcribes medication orders to the medication administration record accurately.W) Places all physician orders in pharmacy bin. Faxes all physician orders to pharmacy during night shift.X) Signs orders to indicate orders were taken off with date, time, signature and titleY) Utilizes appropriate backup systems in the event of computer downtime.Z) Ensures that stat and timed orders are transcribed promptly.AA) Initiates and assembles chartsBB) Keeps chart in order; thins chart as needed and places in appropriate file.CC) Obtains old charges from Medical Records through the computer.DD) Ensures that Medical Records picks up old charts by placing them in assigned---- pick up area on day of discharge.EE) Completes medical record checklist and ensures that the complete chart is sent to Medical Records within 24 hours of discharge and immediately upon patient death.FF) Sends complete chart including thinned chart and old chart on transfer to patient.GG) Ensures allergy, and isolation cards are posted in charts when indicated.HH) Completes and signs secretarial portion of death summary.11) Safety/Infection Control:-- Performs job in accordance with safety and infection control policies.-- (5,8) 5%CriteriaA) Practices standard precautions and disposes of hazardous wastes per established guidelines.B) Maintains a safe, clean, comfortable, and therapeutic environment for patients / families / employees in accordance to hospital standards.1. Maintains clutter free environment.2. Keeps personal conversations/background noise to a minimum.3. Adheres to dress code.C) Reports risk management concerns.D) Assumes responsibility for completing all annual mandatory requirements:1. Yearly TB Screening2. Annual Ethics Training (Initial Ethics, if new employee)3. Annual Safety Training4. Required Information Security course5. Required Abuse & Neglect course6. Annual Blood Borne Pathogens training (if required)7. Coursework as assigned for .edu8. Annual competency9. Age/Population specific competency (if applicable)10. Orientation competency (if new hire)11. Unit SpecificE) Obtains report from Registered Nurse and informs nurse of changes in patient's condition.F) Communicates concerns or patient complaints to Registered Nurse and other team members as appropriate.G) Documents all procedures and care concisely and legibly on chart forms according to chart form guidelines.H) Identifies problems, gathers pertinent data, suggests solutions, communicates using appropriate lines of authority, and works toward problem resolution.I) Empties soiled linen containers.12) Service: Provides service excellence to the customers of Saint Louis University Hospital by delivering timely, high quality care in a courteous, and respectful manner. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 10%CriteriaA) Demonstrates care and courtesy1. Provides prompt, respectful, courteous service.2.Meets physical, spirAbout SSM HealthThrough our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across the Midwest through a robust and fully integrated health care delivery system. The organization's nearly 40,000 employees and 11,000 providers are committed to providing exceptional health care services and revealing God's healing presence to everyone they serve. With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, SSM Health includes 23 hospitals, more than 290 physician offices and other outpatient and virtual care services, 10 post-acute facilities, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company and an accountable care organization. It is one of the largest employers in every community it serves. Our Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. Spending nearly one year developing a single Mission statement and values for the entire organization, SSM Health tasked 3,000 employees with framing it just right. Today that Mission statement is 13 words - short by design. Inspired by our founding religious sisters, our Mission defines the way we do things. Because those words come from employees, we embrace the mission as our own. Values Inspired by our founding religious sisters, we value the sacredness and dignity of each person. Therefore, we find these five values consistent with our heritage and ministry: - Compassion:--We reveal the healing presence of God through compassionate care focused on the fullness of the person. - Respect:--We respect life at all stages and promote the dignity and well-being of every person. - Excellence:--We provide exceptional care and service through employees and physicians dedicated to our Mission. - Stewardship:--We use financial, human and natural resources responsibly and care for the environment. - Community:--We cultivate relationships that inspire service and promote justice in our organization and throughout our communities, with special concern for the poor and marginalized. SSM Health's Quality Principles - Patients and other customers are our first priority. - Quality is achieved through people. - All work is part of a process. - Decision-making by facts. - Quality requires continuous quality improvement. Vision Through our participation in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, communities, especially those that are economically, physically and socially marginalized, will experience improved health in mind, body, spirit and environment within the financial limits of the system. Benefits - Medical Plans - Discounted Medical Premiums (if qualified) - Dental Plans - Vision Plans - Health Savings Account (HSA) - Health Care FSA - Dependent Care FSA - Retirement Savings - Paid Time Off (PTO) - Disability - Life Insurance - Tuition Reimbursement - Adoption Reimbursement - Bereavement - Employee Assistance Program - Relocation Bonus (if qualified)

Keywords: Vivian Health, St. Louis , CNA - Medical Unit - $11-17 per hour, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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