CNA Float Pool Full Time Nights job at Desert Regional Medical Center

Nov 28, 2019
Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, CA 92292

Job Description

Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation,joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.GENERAL DUTIES:The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse. Access to all patient health information is for treatment purposes only. DEPARTMENT DUTIES: Maintains current California Nursing Assistant Certification at all times Maintains current Basic Life Support (BLS) at all times Maintains current Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training at all times Performs general nursing procedures, teaching, interventions, goal setting and treatments (within scope of practice) and reports significant findings to the Registered Nurse (RN) Supports changes in clinical practice and assists the department director with implementing changes in the hospital policies or practices Participates in orientation of new staff as needed Ensures compliance, knowledge and adherence with hospital s policies and procedures Maintains competence in practice Participates in quality improvement programs Provides skin care and hourly rounding to all assigned patients Knowledgeable of growth, development and treatment needed in various populations served Orients patients to room/unit and ensures, patient communication, white boards are complete Utilizes universal precautions and ensures others do so as well Ensures call lights are answered timely and report patient needs, which are outside of the scope of practice, to the appropriate personnel Adheres to hospital attendance/tardiness policy Attends all required education Organizes care and assumes responsibility for assigned group of patients Demonstrates guest relations in communication, cooperation and providing assistance to patients, physicians, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner Advocates and ensures patient rights are upheld Identifies patient safety risks and ensures patient safety is maintained Obtains and records vital signs, patient weight, activities of daily living, intake and output Notifies RN and documents changes in patient s appearance or behavior Applies telemetry leads and troubleshooting if working on telemetry monitoring unit Proficient with braces and specialized equipment utilized by patients Assists in monitoring mental health patients Other duties as appropriately assigned by unit director GENERAL DUTIES:The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse. Access to all patient health information is for treatment purposes only. DEPARTMENT DUTIES: Maintains current California Nursing Assistant Certification at all times Maintains current Basic Life Support (BLS) at all times Maintains current Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training at all times Performs general nursing procedures, teaching, interventions, goal setting and treatments (within scope of practice) and reports significant findings to the Registered Nurse (RN) Supports changes in clinical practice and assists the department director with implementing changes in the hospital policies or practices Participates in orientation of new staff as needed Ensures compliance, knowledge and adherence with hospital s policies and procedures Maintains competence in practice Participates in quality improvement programs Provides skin care and hourly rounding to all assigned patients Knowledgeable of growth, development and treatment needed in various populations served Orients patients to room/unit and ensures, patient communication, white boards are complete Utilizes universal precautions and ensures others do so as well Ensures call lights are answered timely and report patient needs, which are outside of the scope of practice, to the appropriate personnel Adheres to hospital attendance/tardiness policy Attends all required education Organizes care and assumes responsibility for assigned group of patients Demonstrates guest relations in communication, cooperation and providing assistance to patients, physicians, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner Advocates and ensures patient rights are upheld Identifies patient safety risks and ensures patient safety is maintained Obtains and records vital signs, patient weight, activities of daily living, intake and output Notifies RN and documents changes in patient s appearance or behavior Applies telemetry leads and troubleshooting if working on telemetry monitoring unit Proficient with braces and specialized equipment utilized by patients Assists in monitoring mental health patients Other duties as appropriately assigned by unit directorQualifications: POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:Required: High School Diploma or GED Education entry level, vocational training, specialized skills and certification Current California Nursing Assistant Certification Current American Heart Association BLS CPI training completed within three months of hire Excellent customer service skills Ability to work with staff, patients and families Good oral and written communication skills Ability to work in a dynamic environment Job: Nursing Assistants and PCA Primary Location: Palm Springs, California Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center Job Type: Full-time Shift Type: Nights Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant

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