Oct 07, 2020

Certified Nursing Assistant II

  • Providence St. Joseph Health
  • Lubbock, TX, USA

Job Description

Covenant Health is seeking a Full time Evening shift 1500-2300 Nursing Assistant for Pedi-Children's Department at Covenant Children's Hospital.

Job Summary:

The Certified Nursing Assistant performs basic patient care by assisting in the treatment and care of patients under the direction of a licensed nurse.

Essential Function:

• Demonstrates knowledge, judgment, and observational abilities needed to meet patient care needs under the direction of a licensed nurse.

• Provide patient care related to personal care/hygiene, ambulation, and comfort.

• Assist in preparing patients for meals, delivery of meals, feeding of patients when necessary, and providing fresh water.

• Accurately performs and reports vital signs.

• Assists in maintaining a clean environment for patients.

• Is accountable for reporting untoward incidents.

• Accurately and efficiently reports data.

• Maintains a committed and cooperative attitude with other members of the Health Care Team.

• JACC Physicians Office:

• Transports specimens safely and accurately to appropriate area(s).

• Transports patients to appropriate area(s) utilizing supportive equipment as necessary. Provides assistance, guidance and direction to visitors and patients.

• When not providing direct patient assistance, assists the Intake Specialist and/or Chart Specialist in obtaining or returning medical records, radiology films and pathology slides as necessary. Prepares chart form packs for the Intake Specialist and Chart Specialist.

• Assists the office nurse with obtaining results of laboratory and radiology tests as requested.

• Maintains the office and exam areas with appropriate levels of medical supplies, office supplies and forms. Coordinates ordering of these items as needed.

• Demonstrates efficiency and accuracy in documenting on the medical record. Seeks direction from licensed healthcare personnel as needed.

• Prioritizes work and provides prompt and efficient service.

• Participates in Quality Assurance through identification and resolution of problems.

• Maintains a committed and cooperative attitude, promoting teamwork and harmony by readily assisting other staff and patients without being asked to do so.

• Serves as a back-up for other POS nursing assistants as needed. Assists with the orientation of new employees.

• Attends mandatory JACC and department staff meetings on a regular basis.

• JACC Medical Oncology Treatment Area:

• Transports specimens safely and accurately to appropriate area(s).

• Transports patients to appropriate area(s) utilizing supportive equipment as necessary. Provides assistance, guidance and direction to visitors and patients.

• When not providing direct patient assistance, assists in obtaining or returning medical records, radiology films and pathology slides as necessary.

• Assists the treatment nurses with obtaining results of laboratory and radiology tests as requested.

• Maintains the treatment areas with appropriate levels of medical supplies, office supplies and forms. Coordinates ordering of these items as needed. Assists in delivery of supplies to various areas of the cancer center.

• Prioritizes work and provides prompt and efficient service.

• Participates in Quality Assurance through identification and resolution of problems.

• Maintains a committed and cooperative attitude, promoting teamwork and harmony by readily assisting other staff and patients without being asked to do so.

• Serves as a back-up for other nursing assistants in Medical Oncology as needed. Assists with the orientation of new employees.

• Attends mandatory JACC and department staff meetings on a regular basis.

• Heart Failure Clinic (HFC):

• Assists licensed personnel with obtaining clear, diagnostic 12 Lead EKG's when ordered.

• Assists licensed personnel with obtaining clear, diagnostic Thoracic Bio-impedance readings.

• Cardiology Associates/CMG (HC – 2):

• Provide assistance, guidance, and direction to visitors and patients. Transport patients to appropriate areas for testing or to the ER via wheelchair when needed.

• Work up patient charts for office visits with nursing progress notes, PQRI forms, and any recent hospitalization or lab testing information. (This includes abstracting and scanning necessary information into AEMR).

• Assist licensed personnel with obtaining clear, diagnostic 12 lead EKG’s when ordered.

• Obtain an accurate blood pressure on patients and then record them where appropriate. Immediately notifying licensed personnel of any abnormal findings.

• Assist licensed personnel by accurately documenting patient medications and patient’s responses from questions provided on the nursing progress form (return visit) and first patient forms.

• Assist the office nurse with obtaining results of laboratory and radiology tests as requested.

• Assist licensed personnel with faxing correspondence: i.e. Pharmacy, orders, and approved documents to designated destinations.

• Assists in other clinics when needed.

• Assist licensed personnel with calling No-Show patients and rescheduling them. (Accurately document in the patients chart the No-Show and the reason for the not being here. Assist patient with rescheduling another appointment).

• Clean and stock the exam rooms and nurse station with supplies. Notify supervisor or ordering personnel of supplies needed for clinic.

• Prioritizes work and provides prompt and efficient service.

• Maintains a committed and cooperative attitude, promoting teamwork and harmony by readily assisting other staff and patients without being asked to do so.

• Attends staff meetings on a regular basis.

• Follow policies and procedures set forth by Human Resources and the department to which you are employed.

• Radiology:

• Prioritizing work, and provides prompt and efficient service.

• Transporting patients to appropriate areas utilizing supportive equipment as necessary. Provides assistance, guidance, and direction to visitors and patients.

• When not providing direct patient assistance, assist radiology caregivers in other radiology functions.

• Maintains holding areas with the appropriate levels of medical supplies, office supplies, and forms.

• Demonstrates efficiency and accuracy in all imaging department related documentation. Examples: (PACS, Teleradiography, EMR, Teletracking,)

• Seeks direction from licensed healthcare personnel as needed.

• Maintains a committed and cooperative attitude, promoting teamwork and harmony by readily assisting other staff and patients without being asked to do so.

• Assists with the orientation and training of new employees.

• Rotates with other staff to fill call schedule for nights, weekends and holidays.

• Follows infection control policies & procedures as it relates to patients, equipment, supplies, and other miscellaneous items to include cleaning equipment after each use.

• Initiates/receives/relays calls and messages, answers phones promptly, professionally communicates with health system personnel, medical staff, patients, families, visitors, and outside agencies.

• Follows health system policies for safety of patients, visitors, staff, and self. Reports any injury of same immediately following incident in alignment with health system standards.

• Adheres to Covenant Health System policy for tardiness and attendance.

• Endoscopy:

• Transports patients to and from the department utilizing Ticket to Ride and 2 patient identifiers.

Minimum Position Qualification:

License and Certification:

  • Must achieve BLS Certification through the American Heart Association within 30 days of employment.
  • Current Nursing Assistant Certification.
  • JACC Physicians Office: No certification required.
  • JACC Medical Oncology Treatment Area: No certification.
  • Radiology: No certification.

Preferred Position Qualification:

Education: H.S. Diploma or GED

Covenant Health is celebrating nearly 100 years of serving Lubbock and our South Plains region. As the oldest and largest health system in Lubbock and the region, we currently employ over 5,200 people with a medical staff of over 600 physicians.For nearly 100 years, Covenant has been driven by a mission of providing a Christian ministry of healing and caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Our vision and differentiator is we are the only faith-based, integrated health network in the West Texas/eastern New Mexico region dedicated to a Christian ministry of healing.As an expression of our mission, we believe we hold an important Covenant with our patients and try and treat every interaction as Sacred Encounters.Our ministry includes six hospitals with over 1,100 licensed beds: Covenant Medical Center - CMC Covenant Children’s Covenant Specialty Covenant Plainview - PLV Covenant Levelland - LVL Trustpoint (joint venture: Rehab Hospital of Lubbock) Covenant Medical Group (CMG) Covenant Health Partners Hospice of LubbockCovenant Health's total service area includes 25 counties that covers most of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. The service area covers approximately 750,000 people and approximately 35,000 square miles.Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Covenant / St. Joseph Health (SJH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Positions specified as “on call, per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Covenant Health

Category: Certified Nursing Assistant