Adventist Health System Certified Nurse Aide I Float Pool FT Park Ridge Health in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Description

Certified Nursing Assistant Float Pool Full Time

GENERAL SUMMARY

Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care to patients and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse in charge of the team and/or unit. This position will Float to various units based on facility needs. The departments include but are not limited to Medical / Surgical, ICU, Behavioral Health and the Emergency Department.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care and emotional support.

Provides care which may include bed bath, shower, whirlpool, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as directed by the RN.

Provides general nursing care such as positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in use of bedpan, commode and ambulating patients.

Promptly reports any changes in patient status (e.g., changes in vital signs, level of consciousness, weight, mobility status, comfort level, feeding pattern or any unusual occurrences) to the RN in a timely manner.

Verifies the diet order for each patient to whom assigned, feeds or assists with feeding, and assists with fluid intake as directed by the RN or patient care plan.

Monitors and accurately records patient intake and output in a timely fashion and in accordance with hospital policy and physician order including routine intake/output, strict intake/output, and calorie counts.

Documents provided care clearly and concisely on the daily care record.

Observes patient's mental and physical conditions, reports any changes to RN.

Distributes drinking water and snacks to patients as applicable.

Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. Uses proper body mechanics to protect self and patient.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

Critical Care Experience preferred

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

High School Diploma or equivalent required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

Six months nursing assistant experience preferred

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Current license as Nurse Assistant with the NC Board of Nursing

Current American Heart Association BLS

CPI certification within 90 days of hire

Hours: FT Days, 36 hours per week

· Current license as Nurse Assistant with the NC Board of Nursing

· Current American Heart Association BLS

· CPI certification within 90 days of hire

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.