Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Acute Care - Medical/Cardiology
Location: Denver, Colorado
Internal Number: 13021
We are recruiting for a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Acute Care - Medical/Cardiology to join our team!
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7A Medical SurgicalTelemetry Medicine Observation Unit (7A) is a medical/surgical telemetry unit, specializing in the care of cardiac patients. This 28-bed, fast-paced unit has a strong team culture. This is a great environment for critical thinking, problem solving and career advancement. The nurse-to-patient ratio is 1:5 and CNAs have a ratio of 1:12. For the past five year, this unit has had top scores for employee satisfaction.
Under close supervision, assists professional nursing and care providers in providing care to all patients with respect for their uniqueness. Collaborates with the RN and healthcare team. Assists with basic patient care and activities of daily living. Maintains unit specific documentation as required. Orders, maintains and utilizes supplies for the assigned unit.
Provides a safe environment for all patents. Assuring proper patient positions and patient care throughout the patient's stay. (10%)
Assists the RN/LPN in carrying out the established plan of care for assigned patients. (10%)
Practices sound safety and infection control practices according to hospital policy and procedures (10%)
Obtains vital signs and differentiates normal from abnormal findings. Reports abnormal values or conditions to the RN/LPN. (EX. Abnormal VS, bleeding, safety concerns, family issues.) (5%)
Participates as a member of the patient care team by asking for additional tasks, or helping others when not busy. (5%)
Accurately gathers information and performs data entry. (5%)
Performs transportation responsibilities when requested; transporting patients from one area to another; delivering laboratory specimens, blood products, medications and other hospital/medical items to the requested departments as needed; and includes access to the pneumatic tube system to transport items, including blood products and medications, to and from the tube and the desired location. (5%)
Documents Plan of Care making sure information is properly transcribed and complete (5%)
In coordination with the RN/LPN, implements care based on prioritized patient needs (5%)
Participates in a unique, outcome focused plan of care based on current nursing practice with measurable outcomes and goals for the patient/family (5%)
Participates with the Coordination of care with multidisciplinary team (5%)
Participates in the discharge planning process (5%)
Assists the RN/LPN to identify realistic expected outcomes to facilitate the patient's optimum level of health as well as the anticipated continuation of care. (5%)
Performs chart audits to promote quality improvement. (5%)
Promotes quality care based upon ongoing monitoring of patient/family response or changing condition inclusive of quality control of appropriate systems and equipment (5%)
Reports response of patient/family or changing condition to the RN/LPN and helps to appropriately update the plan of care. (5%)
Ensures practice and adheres to professional standards, statutes, regulation, hospital and departmental policies, and standards of care (5%)
Post High School Diploma or Certificate Program Required
less than 1 year Required
CNA-Certified Nurse Aide - ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center Required and
BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to who care/service is being provided.
Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided.
Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standards
Ability to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
Skilled in maintaining effective working relationship with patients, employees, and the public.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Ability to interpret adapt and apply guidelines and procedures
Ability to communicate clearly.
Microsoft Office Suite required.
EPIC documentation preferred.
$18.50 - $23.08 / hr
Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
Immediate retirement plan matching
Professional clinical advancement program
Participation in evidence-based projects
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
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As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
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