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Nursing Assistant - CNA - Ortho Neuro (Casual, Nights) - Ortho Neuro

at Nebraska Methodist College

Posted: 3/27/2019
Job Status: Part Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 230606
Keywords: office

Job Description

Req Number:

Jennie Edmundson Hospital

Located at:
Council Bluffs, IA

Work at :
0022 - Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital - 933 E Pierce -

Ortho Neuro


Night Shift

6:45pm - 7:15am; As Needed

Hours Per Week:
Casual, As Needed

Starting Hourly Rate:

Contact Information:
  • Contact: Demi Burroughs

Job Details:
  • High School Degree or GED required
  • No experience required
    • Purpose of Job
      • Helps patients by supporting personal hygiene and daily living needs; providing comfort, transportation, and vital sign monitoring.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education
        • High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) required.
        • Student nurse must have completed first clinical rotation - preferred.
        • Requires successful completion of the 75-hour state approved course for the Nurse Assistant if hired in the assistant position.

      • Experience
        • Previous cleaning, food service and/or patient related experience preferred, but not required.
        • One to three months on the job experience to learn hospital. procedures and work routines preferred.
        • Orientation provided.

      • License/Certifications
        • Maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.

      • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
        • Require the ability to understand and carry out instructions, follow schedules, communicate information, read simple and clear instructions and complete reports.
        • Must be able to collect, record, and report patient needs to the appropriate caregiver.
        • Requires ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills commensurate with job description.
        • Participate in mandatory inservices and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by supervisor.
    • Physical Requirements
      • Weight Demands
        • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force

      • Physical Activity
        • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
          • Climbing
          • Crawling
          • Kneeling
          • Sitting
        • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
          • Balancing
          • Carrying
          • Crouching
          • Distinguish colors
          • Keyboarding/typing
          • Lifting
          • Pulling/Pushing
          • Repetitive Motions
          • Stooping/bending
          • Twisting
        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
          • Fingering/Touching
          • Grasping
          • Hearing
          • Reaching
          • Seeing/Visual
          • Speaking/talking
          • Standing
          • Walking

      • Job Hazards
        • Not Related:
          • Electrical Shock/Static
          • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
        • Rare (1-33%):
          • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
          • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means) - NICU only
        • Occasionally (34%-66%):
          • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
          • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
          • Explosives (pressurized gas)
          • Hazardous Drugs (exposure risks, protective personal equipment required)
        • Frequent (67%-100%):
          • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
          • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
          • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
    • Essential Job Functions
      • Essential Functions I

        • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment, as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.
          • Gives individualized customer service/patient care.
          • Completes age specific competency assessment.

        • Exhibits excellent interpersonal relations with patients, co-workers, physicians, and guests to ensure effective communications.
          • Responds to patient needs promptly and courteously.
          • Obtains feedback from patients and visitors regarding their hospital experience.
          • Communicates patient issues to the appropriate staff.
          • Maintains a positive attitude while responding to requests in a timely and accurate manner.
          • Communicates with other members of the health care team (food service, secretaries, housekeeping, etc.) as indicated.
          • Actively participates in report process.

        • Completes clinical activities identified in the patient's plan of care to meet patients' comfort/activity/sleep needs and other clinical patient needs as delegated by professional staff.
          • Reports patient comfort needs to nurse in a timely manner.
          • Assures that skin is clean and dry.
          • Reports any noticed skin changes.
          • Provides personal care and assists with ADL (activities of daily living).
          • Provides assistance with repositioning, turning and chair transfers.
          • Assists as necessary with ambulation.
          • Completes vital signs per patient's plan of care.
          • Weighs patients per patient's plan of care.
          • Reinforce patient education regarding; e.g., pulmonary hygiene.
          • Provides transportation assistance.
          • Reports any variation from patient's plan of care to professional staff.
          • Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspaper, mail.

        • Maintains patient nutritional status by completing all intake/output activities in a timely and accurate manner to promote customer satisfaction.
          • Assists patients with menu selection within the designated timeframes and ensures menu balance.
          • Serves meal according to established guidelines.
          • Feeds patients as necessary.
          • Records liquid and solid intake.
          • Records intake accurately for calculation of calorie count.
          • Records output.
          • Monitors Nourishment Center supplies and maintains a sanitary environment.

        • Documents all data collected, in Cerner and/or on worksheets, accurately, completely, and in a timely manner to provide an accurate record of patient activities and response to activities.
          • Documentation is completed in an ongoing basis prior to end of shift.
          • Documentation reflects patient's responses to activities according to patient's plan of care.
          • Documentation reflects care delivered.

        • Provides housekeeping activities to contribute to a safe, efficient, effective and sanitary patient care environment.
          • Completes daily room cleaning according to established procedures for high dusting, vacuuming, mopping hard surface floors, disinfecting vertical surfaces, and spot cleaning vertical surfaces.
          • Keep rooms neat and tidy, free of clutter.
          • Removes trash and soiled linen from room each shift and as needed.
          • Maintains patient environment, such as spills and room temperature, or actively utilizes Integrated Services team to do so properly.
          • Distributes linens to servidors per par levels.
          • Straightens and restocks patient care areas per par levels.
          • Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspapers, mail, watering plants.

        • Consistently recognizes and utilizes measures to provide for safe, efficient, patient care and work environment.
          • Answers Call Lights in a timely manner and response to the patient request and/or relays request to appropriate resource when necessary.
          • Performs other duties as delegated/under the direction of the professional staff.
          • Assures coverage of all duties when self or other staff are off the nursing unit.
          • Assists other team members when own work is complete.
          • Appropriately reports incidents.
          • Utilizes Standard Precautions and Transmission-based Precautions infection control techniques correctly and consistently.

        • Directly responsible to the staff nurse and assists in the care of the patient by performing delegated activities utilizing the reciprocal process of the 4 Rights of Delegation.
          • Right task (within the scope of practice, according to the job description, and based on the desired outcome, task routine, non-complex, low risk and predictable outcome).
          • Right person (assess competency by certification/licensure, job description, skills checklist, demonstrated skill).
          • Right communication (clear, concise, correct, complete).
          • Right feedback: The Reciprocal Process (timely, specific, checkpoints).

        • 4H Job Expectations:
          • Participate in Daily Huddle at nurse's station at beginning of shift.
          • Hourly rounding in every patient room to check for the three P's (pain position and potty) on the even hours.
          • Rounding in the patient rooms at shift change for report in front of the patient.
          • At shift change the conference room, locker room, mini nurses stations, dirty/clean and break rooms are to be cleaned before staff leave for the day.
          • Every patient room is to be clean, fresh water, trash, linen picked up and changed as needed. Ice bags to be changed every 1-2 hours.
          • All patients to get a bath, teeth brush, men shaved, Foley care during the day and for HS cares this includes backrub, teeth brush, Foley care.
          • Monthly cleaning assignment performed and signed off on the cleaning log.
          • Any bath or HS cares on your team not completed is to be reported to your manager/charge nurse.
          • All surgical's to receive a Hibiclens bath before going to surgery.
          • All heels elevated up off the bed on a pillow (no pressure to heels).
          • Night shift to perform all daily weights before leaving for the day.
          • All charting is to be real time charting and all patient data and information should be charted as soon as it is performed such as vitals, turns etc.
          • All CNA's to model the hospitals Standards of Compassionate Service.
          • Able to speak to the unit's Performance Improvement projects/ Staff education on the unit.
          • Maintains safe and clean unit at all times.
          • Patient safety always a priority, bed/chair alarms on.
          • Chart all Quality Measures before leaving for the day.
          • Know PRC questions asked of patients and work to improve scores for the whole unit.
          • Know Joint Commissions National Patient Safety Goals(attached).
          • No cell phones/internet for personal use while on duty (keep cell phones in locker).
          • Bed linen change every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and PRN patient request.
          • Mandatory in-services annuallyâ€"required attendance.
          • Know Emergency Codes Quick Reference. These are now Plain Language Emergency Messaging (attached).
          • Attend floor meetings monthly.

      • Essential Functions II

        • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

        • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Service and company policies/procedures.

        • Other duties as assigned.