LNA - Licensed Nursing Assistant/Department Coordinator

Catholic Medical Center Manchester, NH
Under the general direction of the Unit Director and the direct supervision of the Clinical Nurse Manager/Registered Nurse, in accordance with regulations established by the State Board of Nursing, Joint Commission and nursing practice standards as determined by the Nursing Organization, the incumbent performs the following functions: Department Coordinator Functions: Greets visitors to the department or via telephone, ensuring customer service is a priority and responds/refers visitor to appropriate patient room or department staff member. Collaboratively works with multidisciplinary team in the coordination of patient care services. Coordinates all designated aspects of the admission and discharge process which may include but is not limited to pre-registration, demographic and insurance verification, registration functions, assigns correct accommodation codes and discharge disposition. Ensures that each patient has an order for code status, precautions, isolation, advanced directives and all consults have been added as a care Provider in Sunrise. Reviews and assists with completion of orders reconciliation on admissions, transfers and discharges. Prints and reports all unacknowledged orders at the beginning of each shift and audits all over due tasks and reports to charge nurse. Changes patient location and/or enters temporary location in Sunrise upon transfer to OR and clears current temporary location when patient returns to the department from the OR/PACU. Monitors patient assistive devices tracking tool and advanced directives on admissions, transfers and discharges for each patient on unit. Assists with coordination of patient discharges. Completes charges in an accurate and timely fashion, audits and adjusts patient charges, ensuring accuracy, to accounts as appropriate. Meets daily with case management to review. LNA Functions: Performs a variety of direct patient care activities which fall within the scope of LNA practice as defined by the State Board of Nursing and Catholic Medical Center Nursing Organization policies and procedures. Utilizes basic knowledge of growth and development and awareness of age-appropriate care, to provide care for patients across the life span. Assists the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, or physician to perform selected patient care activities or tasks as appropriate. Reports all observations, symptoms, deviations from normal, and changes in patient's condition to the Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical Nurse. Performs patient rounds, responds to patient call bells promptly and communicates with appropriate staff to meet patient needs. Provides basic support to patients and families in response to identified psychosocial needs and cultural and religious preferences. Performs or assists patient in the completion of activities of daily living. Assists nursing staff with patient ambulation, transfers, range of motion and repositioning as required. Anticipates patient needs and asks patient about the need for toileting, fluid, nutrition, and comfort measures. Maintains patient privacy and dignity. Participates in admitting patient by bringing patient to room and orients patient to surroundings. Documents in selected areas of the medical record, as appropriate, according to policies and procedures. QUALIFICATIONS: Education: • High school diploma or equivalent. Experience: • Basic computer keyboarding and data entry skills required. • Requires the ability to utilize and navigate electronic clinical documentation system in order to enter patient data. Licensure/Certification: • Current registration in the State of New Hampshire as a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA). • BLS certified. If not BLS certified, must obtain BLS certification prior to completion of orientation, not to exceed 21 days from date of hire with Catholic Medical Center. Must maintain BLS throughout employment. (LNA Float Pool must obtain prior to employment.)

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