Provides basic patient care under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates individual patient care within the scope of his/her training and experience.
- Provides direct patient care including but not limited to assistance with bathing, eating, dressing, and walking patients.
- Keeps record of care given.
- Takes vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rate) when appropriate.
- Turns and repositions bedridden patients to prevent breakdown of their skin.
- Changes bed linens as necessary.
- Transports patients and equipment as needed within the facility.
- Monitors patients and reports any variances to the RN for further assessment.
- May monitor unit camera as needed and notify staff of patient activity.
- Works collaboratively with the RN in charge to meet physicians, coworkers, management and other department needs.
- May provide unit support as needed, which may include answering and relaying patient calls, accepting and relaying other communications, transcribing physician orders, performing clerical tasks, completing and maintaining reports and records, or ordering supplies.
- Completes mandatory education and contact education requirements including 12 CEUs per year.
- I understand that it is not within my scope of practice to handle any medications that I might inadvertently come in contact with, including medications delivered in the pneumatic tube system. If I do come in contact with medications I know to alert a licensed employee for them to handle.
ROLE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
CNA/SITTER: Assigned to provide 1:1 observation for patient safety. Receives report from primary nurses, including reason(s) for requiring additional observation, appropriate interventions, ADLS for the shift, and any other pertinent information relevant to the care of the patient.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
HOSPITALIST: Makes follow-up appointments for patients. Responsible for prior authorization paperwork under the direction of physicians and RNs.
SAME DAY SURGERY: Applies SCD’s, toilets, stocks block carts, rooms, turn over rooms, oxygen tank management, and other department needs to assist in patient care and throughput.
PACU: Applies SCD’s, measure I&O’s, event patients in and out of Pre-op/PACU in EPIC, form management, transporting patients throughout hospital, stock department and blanket warmer, orders supplies, inputs work orders, bay turnover, oxygen tank management, and other department needs to assist in patient care and throughput.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified and employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology
- Demonstrate an independent work initiative, sound judgment and attention to detail
- High school diploma (or Equivalent Certificate from an accredited program) or higher degree
- Minimum of a current Wyoming Certified Nursing Assistant license upon start date
- Cheyenne Regional RQI within 14 calendar days of start date
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
- PACU: 6 months recent acute care CNA experience
- Prior acute care experience
- 6 months experience as a CNA