The Certified Nursing Assistant is qualified to attend to the needs of the patient area, performing duties as indicated by the responsibilities outlined in this job description under the direct supervision of the Unit Charge Nurse. The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is trained in the delivery of age appropriate care as per hospital policy. The CNA performs assigned tasks in accordance with the hospital's philosophy, values, standards, policies and procedures.
Action Oriented -- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.
Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Collaborates -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.
Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
Goals -- Completes quarterly goals
Delivering the Mission -- Performs duties as defined in this job description and demonstrates mastery of role
ASSISTS NURSING IN CARRYING OUT THE NURSING PLAN OF CARE:
Collects and reports I/Os to nursing 30 minutes prior to end of shift.
Completes all assigned baths within the shift assigned -- only with the RN
Notifies nurse of any significant changes in patient condition within 5 minutes of identification.
Ambulates and assists patients with ADLs within the assigned timeframe.
Returns all equipment to SPD by the end of shift.
Responds to call light within 5-10 minutes.
Orients patient/family to room.
Prepares rooms for admissions.
Positions/turns patients -- With RN
Cleans/stocks rooms as necessary.
Sets up suction equipment appropriately.
Provides appropriate post-mortem care.
Picks up/delivers items as needed other than controlled drugs.
Escorts and transports patients as needed.
Empties linen as necessary.
Keeps common work areas neat, clean and organized.
Checks quantity and expiration date of procedure trays.
Performs temperature checks; cleans and defrosts refrigerator(s) as scheduled.
Greets patients, families, visitors and staff appropriately.
Answers the telephone promptly and courteously.
Performs finger stick glucose monitoring.
Discontinues peripheral IV lines as required.
Assists patients with incentive spirometry.
6 months patients experience preferred
Certified Nurse Assistant certificate listed on State of Louisiana CNA Registry
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
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