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CNA (M/S Medical Unit) PRN/Night

Req #: 17008140
Location: Lake Placid, FL
Job Category: Patient Care
Organization: Florida Hospital Heartland

Description
Work Hours/Shifts
   PRN / Night
 
Florida Hospital Heartland
 
You will be responsible for:
  • Assists in the patient/family care using established techniques with the multidisciplinary team.
    • Follows the principals of AIDET in all patient and family interactions.
    • Assists the patient with activities of daily living as ordered by the physician
    • Distributes food trays to patients. Assists patient with tray preparation and feeding as required.
    • Maintains the patient's environment in manner that promotes cleanliness, patient comfort and patient safety.
    • Responds to patient call lights/bells, cares for the needs of the patient according to her/his skill level.
    • Prepares the room to receive a new admission: zeros the bed scale, personal care items, linen, vital sign equipment, etc.
    • Welcomes new admission, orients patient to room.
    • Transfers patients from beds onto stretchers or beds or into wheelchairs with assistance of other patient care personnel when required.
    • Ensures patient and personal safety by following proper lifting and patient transporting techniques.
    • Provides patients with fresh water at established intervals
  • Documents personal care, intake and output, vital signs and weights as outlined in policy.
  • Maintains clinical competency.
    • Attends mandatory hospital in-services and continuing education.
    • Successful completion of annual skills fair.
  • Performs patient care as delegated following hospital policies.
    • Participates in the patient/family care, utilizing established techniques as part of the multidisciplinary team
    • Incorporates principles of infection control, fire & safety, and biohazardous waste handling into daily routines.
    • Maintains clinical competencies for patient population.
    • Collects patient specimens (urine, stool, sputum), labels at bedside comparing two unique patient identifiers, and send to lab for analysis according to protocol and communicate to nurse.
    • Promptly reports changes in patients’ status to the appropriate RN/LPN promptly.
    • Recognizes emergency situations and acts appropriately.
  • Maintains current clinical, technical and professional competencies.
    • Accepts responsibility for one’s own professional standards.
    • Accepts responsibility for one’s own actions by initiating the incident report mechanisms
    • Attends a minimum of 75% of scheduled staff meetings annually.
    • Attends mandatory hospital in-services annually.
    • Complies with departmental, divisional and hospital policies and standards.
    • Demonstrates awareness of the rising costs of healthcare and implements budgetary containment measures.
    • Maintains equipment in its proper working condition; identifies malfunctioning equipment and takes appropriate action.
    • Seeks and accepts constructive criticism and implements actions designed for self-improvement.
    • Assists in the organization and operations of the unit via guidelines, policy, and procedures.
    • Performs ordered 12-lead electrocardiogram as directed by RN (ED only)
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Psychiatric
    • Monitor, report, and document changes in patient’s thought, behavior, and mood.
    • Conduct therapeutic groups and activities, as assigned.
    • Participate in multidisciplinary treatment team.
    • Assist case manager in all legal paperwork regarding voluntary and involuntary admissions.
Qualifications
What will you need?
  • Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.
  • Personal qualities such as kindness, compassion, understanding, integrity, respect, sense of humor, discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in English and in written form with persons of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective and professional manner.
  • Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.
  • Critical thinking / problem solving skills
  • Teamwork, tact and conflict resolution
  • Organizational, multitasking and prioritization skills
  • Performs accurate documentation within the electronic medical record
  • Basic computer skills
  • Customer service skill
  • Certificate of completion Nursing Assistant Program
  • Medical terminology knowledge preferred
  • Previous CNA Experience preferred
  • Previous 12 lead EKG experience preferred (Emergency Department only)
  • Florida C.N.A. License required
  • BLS required
  • CPI prior to or within 6 months of employment (Emergency Department and Behavioral Health Unit)

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