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Certified Nursing Assistant - Surgical Unit - Full Time

Company: Wyoming Medical Center
Location: Casper
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

As a member of the Wyoming Medical Center health care team, the Certified Nursing Assistant will provide quality service in a timely, courteous, and cost-effective manner. The CNA is devoted to providing patient care in a comfortable and safe environment. The CNA will assist patients with activities of daily living, provide basic nursing care to patients, and assist in maintenance of a safe and clean environment. The CNA is responsible and accountable for direct and indirect patient care and for completing delegated tasks following Universal Precautions. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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's 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.
  • Appropriately utilizes chain of command.
  • Documents according to WMC policies and procedures.
  • Reads and utilizes communication materials.
  • 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.
  • Maintains clean work environment and performs light housekeeping.
  • Performs environmental safety checks.
  • Mentors new staff.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as required or delegated.

Keywords: Wyoming Medical Center, Casper , Certified Nursing Assistant - Surgical Unit - Full Time, Healthcare , Casper, Wyoming

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