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Care Tech & Certified Nursing Assistant-Medical Unit (PRN)

Company: Wyoming Medical Center
Location: Casper
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Job Description:

As a member of the Wyoming Medical Center health care team, the Care Tech / Certified Nursing Assistant provides quality service in a timely, courteous, and cost-effective manner. The Care Tech/CNA assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care to patients, and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse, Manager, or Director. The Care Tech/CNA is responsible and accountable for direct and indirect patient care and for completing delegated tasks following Universal Precautions.

  • The employee shall comply with all safety and health standards, and all rules, regulations, and orders which are applicable to the individual's own position, actions, and conduct.
  • Performs duties and responsibilities within the scope of a Certified Nursing Assistant as defined by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing guidelines and Wyoming Medical Center policies and procedures.
  • Performs duties as assigned by RN, charge nurse, coordinator, or manager in a timely manner and within scope of responsibilities. Demonstrates organizational and prioritizing skills in daily routines to ensure appropriate patient flow and accomplishment of tasks.
  • Consistently practices patient safety, including falls prevention and pressure ulcer prevention.
  • Practices patient care according to Joint Commission and OSHA standards and regulatory guidelines.
  • Answers call lights and assists with patient care, including ambulation, repositioning, and passing water.
  • Passes out menus, calls for meal trays and deliveries, passes out and picks up meal trays.
  • Maintains and updates census log book.
  • Stays updated through communication book. Reads and utilizes communication material.
  • Maintains and updates white boards in patient rooms.
  • Monitors visitors and enforces unit-specific visitation policies. Assists in monitoring family interactions/dynamics.
  • Greets and helps direct patients and families. Provides unit-specific orientation for patients and families.
  • Appropriately utilizes chain of command.
  • Mentors new staff.
  • Answers telephones. Arranges meetings (including room bookings and invitations) and performs typing as requested.
  • Responds appropriately in crisis situations and knows responsibility during Codes.
  • Assists with scheduling. Posts and updates patient assignments.
  • Oversees check-out and use of videos.
  • Transports patients as needed to and from other departments, and performs CNA duties as needed.
  • Performs light housekeeping and maintenance of equipment. Is knowledgeable of area-specific equipment. Processes dirty equipment and instruments.
  • Maintains clean and neat work environment. Performs environmental safety checks.
  • Serves as courier for specimens, mail, etc.
  • Orders daily lab tests. Posts lab results.
  • Enters daily charges and charges for area-specific procedures and equipment. Reconciles patient charges with Omni data and reports.
  • Enters physician orders.
  • Prepares chart packets and follows chart management format. Transcribes orders and enters them into charts. Assists with communication of orders. Maintains IPMB (I Pass My Baton) sheets.
  • Maintains unit supply of food, forms, and other supplies, including non-stock items. Communicates supply needs to Supply Clerk or other appropriate staff. Completes and submits work orders.
  • Responds to product recall alerts and takes appropriate action to update unit inventories.
  • Participates as requested in product evaluation committee.
  • Performs patient call-backs and relays patient concerns or information as appropriate.
  • Participates as assigned in the validation of documentation related to medications and other supplies.
  • Assists RN, physician, and other team members with admissions, discharges, transfers, and procedures.
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living.
  • Provides unit orientation for patient and family. Provides education to patient and family as appropriate, including procedural instruction.
  • Accurately obtains and documents vital signs, including weights.
  • Accurately documents patient intake and output, including fluid restrictions.
  • Assists with patient rounds as assigned.
  • Assists with and performs skin and wound care according to WMC policies and procedures.
  • Participates in shared governance structures appropriate to responsibilities and interests, to improve nursing practice and patient care. Participates in unit staff meetings and committees.
  • Practices aseptic technique.
  • Provides Level One respiratory care.
  • Assists patients with passive range of motion.
  • Recognizes and responds to emergencies in patient status, malfunction of equipment, and daily changes in the schedule. Knows responsibility during Codes and responds appropriately to crisis situations.
  • Follows WMC restraint policy.
  • Practices proper technique in specimen collection, labeling, care, transport, and handling.
  • Follows policy for post-mortem care, including organ donation.
  • Appropriately reports occurrences according to WMC risk management guidelines.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in work assignments with regard to volume-driven schedules.
  • Documents according to WMC policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes basic computer applications.
  • Uses patient care equipment appropriately. Demonstrates proper procedure for decontamination of equipment used for patient care.
  • Processes and stocks linen, supplies, and equipment appropriately.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner, using accountable communication to resolve problems in an open, timely manner.
  • Utilizes Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) methodology and tools (FOCUS-PDCA).
  • Maintains high level of patient confidentiality.
  • Utilizes proper body mechanics and follows minimal lift policies and procedures.
  • Assists other members of the team as requested. Performs additional duties as required or delegated.

Keywords: Wyoming Medical Center, Casper , Care Tech & Certified Nursing Assistant-Medical Unit (PRN), Healthcare , Casper, Wyoming

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