C.N.A. - Acute Care / Cascade

Skagit Regional Health Arlington, WA
Job Category CNA/LPN/MA Position C.N.A. - Acute Care / Cascade Req Code 13915 Location Cascade Valley Hospital Job Summary MISSION: To improve the health of our community, serving with compassion and respect, one person at a time. VISION: Working together, Skagit Regional Health will transform healthcare by improving access, service, quality and efficiency in support of our goal of a healthier community. The information described in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Assists professional nursing personnel by performing tasks involving direct and indirect patient care, treatment and maintenance of the nursing unit. Works with pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Works effectively and cooperatively within the workplace. Location/Department specific tasks and competencies may apply. Essential Functions Accurately and timely documents in patient records, as per established protocols. Accurately collects and documents patient specimens. Complies with SRH infection control policies and ensures a safe environment for self and others. Admits, discharges and transfers patients as per established policies and procedures. Correctly places telemonitor on patient; changes batteries, cleans unit upon discharge of patient and returns to Telemonitor Tech. Provides a thorough, concise report at change of shift. Communicates pertinent information to the appropriate person in a timely manner. Obtains O2 set reading and reports to RN. Correctly records and calculates I & 0 including the cumulative totals and weights. Assesses patient needs and communicates them to RN. Responds appropriately in all code situations as per established policies and procedures. Performs bed making, bathing, vital signs, mouth care, feeding, catheter care, colostomy care, and other duties within scope of practice as assigned by RN or Designee. Alerts RN of any variances in patient's condition. Assists patients utilizing mobility aids; uses fall precaution program; matches activity to tolerance level in conjunction with the RN and institutes post-op mobility programs. Correctly utilizes flow sheets. Maintain ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office (Outlook) and department specific software applications to perform work. Communicate effectively and cooperatively in the workplace. Actively contribute to the achievement of Quality Improvement and Lean Process Improvement activities. Complete all mandatory learning requirements in a timely manner. Maintain current licensure and/or certification as required. Attend and actively participate in all department, team and/or committee meetings. Comply with all Skagit Regional Health, department and location specific policies and procedures. Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor or designee. Education High School diploma or GED required. Experience/Training Minimum six (6) months experience as a CNA required, preferably in an acute care setting. License/Certification Current Washington State Nursing Assistant certification (CNA) required. Current American Heart Association (AHA) healthcare provider BLS certification required. Other Qualifications Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required. Must be able to effectively utilize Microsoft Office applications to perform work. Well developed problem solving skills required. Must be able to effectively prioritize workload amongst frequent interruptions with competing priorities. Knowledge of the healthcare environment required. Ability to coordinate work schedule with requirements of position (may include overtime and weekend work).