Under close supervision, assists professional nursing and care providers in providing care to all patients with respect for their uniqueness. Collaborates with the RN and healthcare team. Assists with basic patient care and activities of daily living. Maintains unit specific documentation as required. Orders, maintains and utilizes supplies for the assigned unit.
1. Obtains vital signs and differentiates normal from abnormal findings. Reports abnormal values or conditions to the RN/LPN. (EX. Abnormal VS, bleeding, safety concerns, family issues.)2. Assists the RN/LPN in carrying out the established plan of care for assigned patients. 3. Functions appropriately in critical situations.4. Participates as a member of the patient care team by asking for additional tasks, or helping others when not busy.5. Accurately gathers information and performs data entry.6. Performs transportation responsibilities when requested; transporting patients from one area to another; delivering laboratory specimens, blood products, medications and other hospital/medical items to the requested departments as needed; and includes access to the pneumatic tube system to transport items, including blood products and medications, to and from the tube and the desired location.7. Documents Plan of Care making sure information is properly transcribed and complete.8. In coordination with the RN/LPN, implements care based on prioritized patient needs.9. Participates in a unique, outcome focused plan of care based on current nursing practice with measurable outcomes and goals for the patient/family. 10. Participates with the Coordination of care with multidisciplinary team.11. Participates in the discharge planning process.12. Assists the RN/LPN to identify realistic expected outcomes to facilitate the patient's optimum level of health as well as the anticipated continuation of care. 13. Works with the RN/LPN to provide a unique, outcome focused plan of care with measurable outcomes and goals for a patient/family.14. Participates in the peer and coworker review process.15. Collects clinical data to contribute to the Plan of Care in conjunction with the RN/LPN.16. Performs chart audits to promote quality improvement.17. Reports response of patient/family or changing condition to the RN/LPN and helps to appropriately update the plan of care.18. Participates in practice changes related to nursing research.19. Practices sound safety and infection control practices according to hospital policy and procedures20. Reports quality, effectiveness and efficiency of nursing care provided.21. Performs quality control on appropriate systems and equipment22. Promotes quality care based upon ongoing monitoring of patient/family response or changing condition23. Provides a safe environment for all patents. Assuring proper patient positions and patient care throughout the patient's stay. 24. Ensures practice and adheres to professional standards, statutes, regulation,, hospital and departmental policies, and standards of care.25. Assumes accountability for achieving goals set jointly with the manager, educator and charge RN for the next evaluation period.26. Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to patients/clients to who care/service is being provided. 2. Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to whom care/ services is being delivered/provided.3. Employee has completed and met their clinical competency standards4. Ability to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.5. Skilled in maintaining effective working relationship with patients, employees, and the public.6. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations7. Ability to interpret adapt and apply guidelines and procedures8. Ability to communicate clearly.
* High School Diploma or GED (Required) Education and Experience 1. High school diploma or GED required. 2. 1 year of experience in health care preferred
* Certified Nurse Aide (Required) Certificates, Licenses and Registration 1. Certified Nursing Assistance License in State of Colorado required. 2. Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR.Certificates, Licenses and Registration 1. Certified Nursing Assistance License in State of Colorado required. 2. Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. * Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required) Certificates, Licenses and Registration 1. Certified Nursing Assistance License in State of Colorado required. 2. Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR.Certificates, Licenses and Registration 1. Certified Nursing Assistance License in State of Colorado required. 2. Current Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR.
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
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