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Cert Nurses Aide ACU

Description

Performs basic patient care
activities as delegated including monitoring vital signs, taking blood glucose
measurements, and recording intake and output.

Assists patients with tending to personal care and
activities of daily living, including bathing, grooming, and eating.

Reports abnormal assessment findings or changes in physical,
mental, and emotional conditions to nursing staff.

Assists with keeping patient rooms stocked, clean and
orderly.

Performs clerical duties, aligned with nursing station
activities.

Follow established policies and procedures, objectives,
safety standards, and sensitivity to confidential information.

Willing and able to demonstrate appropriate core
competencies annually or as requested.

Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to
patient/significant other rights identified within the hospital.

Functions with an awareness and application of safety and
infection control issues as identified within the hospital.

Performs appropriately in emergency situations following
established protocols and informing appropriate persons.

Maintains current completion of Basic Life Support.

Demonstrates applied knowledge base in providing patient
care.

Remains proficient in patient care in ACU, Pediatrics or
Critical Care areas (ER/CCU)

Evidence understanding of body structure and function.

Exhibits knowledge and ability to assist with assessment of
the patient, to assist with wound care, elimination, oxygen needs and
collection of specimens.

Transport of patients.

Demonstrates competency in taking vital signs, I&O,
treatments as assigned by the nurse, i. e., applying condom catheter, performing
catheter care, collection of specimens, use of special equipment.

Assists with physical therapy, ileostomy care, colostomy
care, drainage tubes and dressing changes.

Demonstrates self responsibility and accountability.

Participates in staff development activities for unit or
department of nursing personnel as appropriate.

Demonstrates an awareness of legal issues in all aspects of
patient care.

Demonstrates effective communication skills using
appropriate lines of authority.

Demonstrates effective organizational/priority setting
skills.

Formulates effective working relationship with all health
care team members, patients and families.

Remains flexible in staffing patterns and resolution of
staffing conflicts.

Participates in Quality Improvement activities.

Communicates all pertinent data/information regarding
assigned patients to RN responsible for patient care.

Abide by Nursing Service Behavior Standards.

Maintains confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA
regulations.

Support the culture of service excellence throughout the
organization.

Actively seek ways to demonstrate a commitment to continuous
improvement and participate in professional development opportunities.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Completes annual educational requirements.

Understands and adheres to Bell's compliance standards as
they appear in Bell's Corporate compliance Policy, code of conduct and Conflict
of Interest Policy.

Non-Essential Functions

Computer and/or keyboarding skills required.
Excellent human relations and oral/written communication.
Excellent organizational abilities.
Demonstrated teamwork skills.
Ability to deal with change.
Demonstrates a positive attitude towards initiating continuous improvement.
Ability to respond appropriately even in challenging situations.
Ability to work without direct supervision.
Understanding of proper body mechanics and lifting techniques.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
High school diploma or equivalent

Successful completion of Certified Nurse Aide program

Required
Skills

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the
ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful
environment and take appropriate action.
Certifications:
Basic Life Support (BLS)

Licenses: Current Certified Nurse Aide.
Primary Source Verification: Michigan Board of Nursing.

Minimum
Work Experience

Preferred: Previous experience in an Acute Care setting.



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