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CVRU - NURSING CARE ASSISTANT

Company: Covenant HealthCare
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: January 8, 2021

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CVRU - NURSING CARE ASSISTANT(Job Id 13194)Location US:MI:SAGINAW Category NURSING Employment Type EMPLOYEEPost Date 12/20/2020 Close DateDescriptionCovenant HealthCareUS:MI:SAGINAWDAY SHIFTFULL TIME BENEFITEDSummary:The CVRU Nursing Care Assistant, Level 1, (NCA), demonstrates excellent customer service performance and supports a work environment in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare, and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.The CVRU NCA works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and Unit Coordinator. Direct patient care responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with the admission process, vital sign and pedal pulse checks, performing clip preps, performing post procedure assessments, assisting with sheath pulls, placing Foley cathters, ambulating patients, assisting patients with meals (including feeding patients as needed), transporting patients, and assisting in the discharge process. The NCA also maintains patient rooms and work areas, assists with departmental QA programs, maintains accurate and appropriate records according to regulatory agency protocols, maintains adequate stock, cleans equipment, maintains a clean working environment, and participates in regularly scheduled unit meetings. He/she performs other duties as assigned.Responsibilities:Contributes to organization success targets for patient satisfaction and net operating margin.Models Covenant's Mission, Vision and Values of Extraordinary Care for Every Genration.Demonstrates excellent customer service in attitude and actions at all times consistent with the Code of Conduct.Clinical contact with patients in the adolescent, adult and geriatric age groupsAbility to appropriately assess, care for and treat patients according to the age-appropriate care guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthcarePrepares patients for procedures, including but not limited to immobilizing or positioning body parts, specimen collection, skin preps and clipping, catheter insertion and maintenance and collection monitoring, femoral sheath pulls and maintenance, groin care and post groin dressing application.Performs patient vital sign checks including heights, weights and orthostatic blood pressures, and collects other physiologic data as requested.Monitors patient status post procedures.Demonstrates proper use of blood glucose monitor, pulse oximeter, bladder scanner and automatic BP machine.Monitors and assists with patient nutritional input and output, and collects specimens for labs as necessary.Participates on CVRU arrest team: Attaches monitors to patients, inserts Foley catheters, accesses equipment and performs CPR as needed. Recognizes life-threatening dysrhythmias and reports them.Provides patient and family education regarding procedures.Orders nourishment and supplies.Maintains a clean and orderly patient/unit environment, restocks patient rooms, and cleans equipment monthly, with documentation.Attends/participates in unit meetings.Completes required competencies, inservice programs, annual mandatory education, and continuing education activities to meet the organization's expectations.Performs other duties as assigned.Smiles, makes eye contact, and says hello Puts a smile in their voice on the phoneTakes people where they need to goIs courteous to everyone Takes pride in Covenant - keeps it clean Offers help and asks, "What else can I do?"Other information:EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEHigh School Diploma required Completion of Nurse Aide or Home Health Aid training program, graduate of accredited Nursing School or current student in accredited Nursing school upon recent completion of fundamentals.BLS required EKG class completion Successful completion of dysrhythmias course within 12 months of hireMinimum of one year of clinical experience preferred.Previous unit experience preferredKNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIESMedical Terminology Basic computer skillsKnowledge of proper cleaning techniques Familiar with pre and post care for the diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular patientBasic nursing care skillsGroin management/sheath pullsDemonstrates excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, families and co-workersDemonstrates an awareness of and assumes self-responsibility for working within the scope of the CVRU NCA roleDemonstrates the ability to remain calm during high work volume and crisis situationsDemonstrates the ability to problem-solve and prioritize unit needs independently, efficiently and effectivelySuccessful completion of the Nursing Care Assistant Simulation LabWORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDSAbility to maintain punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.Constant standing and walkingFrequent lifting up to 25 lbs.Frequent sitting, carrying, pushing, pulling, twisting, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, near vision, midrange vision, far vision, depth perception, visual accommodation, color vision, and field of visionOccasional lifting up to 100 lbs. or moreOccasional climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and squattingNOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.

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