FULL TIME BENEFITED
The Nursing Care Assistant (NCA) is responsible and accountable
for a variety of clinical and supportive tasks and provides basic
patient care under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
The Nursing Care Assistant demonstrates excellent customer
service performance in their 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.
Contributes to organization success targets for net operating
Participates in cost containment efforts through efficient use
of supplies, services, and time management.
Adheres to unit/department budgetary practices.
Supports the organizations patient flow efforts through
compliance to unit and Surgical Services policies.
Remains flexible in cooperation with staffing patterns and
scheduling needs for provision of care in all inpatient units.
Models Covenant's Mission, Vision and Values of keeping our
commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.
Communicates with patients and families in a professional,
therapeutic, and courteous manner.
Demonstrates excellent customer service.
Has clinical and social contact with patients, including all age
groups, and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat
them according to the guidelines as defined by Covenant
Assists with simple procedures and follows standard
Performs vital signs, measures height, weight, and other data as
Ambulates, transports and positions patients with proper body
mechanics, applying or utilizing special equipment as
Collects urine specimens, measures Foley and wound drainage
output as needed per RN direction
Changes unoccupied beds, cleans rooms, performs dressing and
gowning and skin care
Assists patients with presurgical wipes, clips hair
preoperatively, cleans carts and rooms between patients
Documents all patient care observations and interventions in the
electronic record accurately, clearly, in a timely manner following
all established policies.
Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient
care and unit function, and maintains patient rights and
confidentiality and actively supports risk management
Actively participates in quality management.
Participates in patient care and unit activities to achieve
compliance with all regulatory, patient safety, infection control,
and safety requirements.
Updates and maintains knowledge, skills and competencies related
to area of practice and ages of patient population
Other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma required.
Completion of Nurse Aide or Home Health Aide training program,
graduate of accredited Nursing School, or current student in
accredited Nursing school upon recent completion of
Certified by the State of Michigan as C.N.A preferred
BLS certification required, or obtained within 60 days of
Attends unit conferences, in-service programs and continuing
education activities to meet the organization's expectations.
Minimum of one year of clinical experience preferred.
Computer competency, including Microsoft Office and Lotus
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to work well with the public and able to be tactful
in often hectic and stressful situations.
Successful completion of the Nursing Care Assistant Simulation
Sound judgment in handling confidential or sensitive issues and
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to maintain punctual attendance consistent with ADA,
FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
Constant standing and walking
Frequent lifting up to 25 lbs.
Frequent sitting, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, twisting,
reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, near vision,
midrange vision, far vision, depth perception, visual
accommodation, color vision, and field of vision.
Occasional lifting up to 100 lbs. or more
Occasional climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching,
NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR
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.