Kalispell

CNA Observation Unit

US-MT-Kalispell
Requisition ID
2017-3121
# of Openings
1
Category
LPN / CNA / CMA / MA
Pay Period Status
80
Shift
Days
Schedule
M-F, potential weekend/holiday rotations

Overview

Provides basic nursing care to patients under the direction and supervision of Registered Nurses and/or Licensed Practical Nurses. Coordinates care with other disciplines. This position serves adult, geriatric and pediatric populations.

 

 

Responsibilities

1. *Delivers basic patient care under the guidance and direction of the RN/LPNs on the unit to safely meet the needs of the patient(s). 
2. *Refers to the patient care Kardex and/or eKardex to maintain patient care goals.   Communicates with the RN/LPN in an effort to coordinate workloads and patient priorities.
3. *Performs accurate CNA assessment while taking patient’s vital signs. Informs the RN/LPN assigned to the patient of any abnormal vital signs and/or changes in the patient’s condition.
4. *Maintains patient privacy as defined by KRMC policies and procedures.
5. *Assists patient with activities of daily living such as ambulation, transferring to a chair, eating, grooming, etc.  Monitors patients’ activity to prevent them from harm.
6. *Documents in a timely and efficient manner the care rendered to the patient as defined by KRMC policy and procedures.
7. *Assists the RN/LPN in maintaining unit function by restocking of rooms and supply areas.
8. *Maintains equipment in patient care rooms for safety and cleanliness.
9. *Assists the RN/LPN with maintaining compliance with Medicare and all applicable regulatory standards.
10. *Works with the RN/LPNs to set and maintain priorities for patient care tasks.
11. *Adheres to and upholds all organizational customer service policies and standards while caring for patients, their families and interacting with co-workers and physicians.

 

 

Qualifications

1. Current Montana CNA Certificate.
2. Current Heartsaver AED required.
3. Acute Care experience preferred.
4. Must possess professional communication skills, and work effectively with a diverse customer and coworker population.  Must employ tact, diplomacy and compassion with all types of people.
5. Must use good judgment, apply a high degree of integrity and maintain confidentiality at all times.  Understanding of the confidentiality laws that govern the provider-patient relationship, including but not limited to HIPAA guidelines.

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