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Medical Surgical - Nursing Care Assistant

Company: Covenant Healthcare
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Covenant HealthCare

US:MI:SAGINAW

6:00 PM - 6:12 AM WEEKENDS REQUIRED

PART TIME BENEFITED

Summary:

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. He/She upholds the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant, and commits to keeping our Promise of Caring.

Responsibilities:

Contributes to organization success targets for net operating margin

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 Patient Services policies

Remains flexible in cooperation with 24-hour staffing patterns and scheduling needs for provision of care in all inpatient units

Models Covenant's Mission, Vision and Values of keeping our Promise of Caring and Commitment to Service

Communicates with patients and families in a professional, therapeutic, and courteous manner

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 HealthCare

Assists with simple procedures and follows standard precautions

Performs vital signs, measures height, weight, head circumference and other data as requested

Assists with feeding, collects urine and stool specimens, measures Foley and NG and wound drainage output

Bathes patients, changes occupied and unoccupied beds, performs dressing and gowning and skin care

Performs safety checks to include restraints, falls, and suicide precautions

Ambulates, transports and positions patients with proper body mechanics, applying or utilizing special equipment as necessary

Provides diversion activities, comforts and supports patients and their family members

Assists the patient and family in learning appropriate self-care techniques within the scope of the Nursing Care Assistant

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 activities

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

Attends unit conferences, inservice programs and continuing education activities to meet the organization's expectations

Other duties as assigned

Other information:

Education

High School Diploma required

Skills

Demonstrates excellent customer service skills

Computer competency, including Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Successful completion of Nursing Care Assistant Simulation Lab

Credentials

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 fundamentals

BLS certification required, or obtained within 60 days of hire

Experience

Must be able to work well with the public and able to be tactful in often hectic and stressful situations

Sound judgment in handling confidential or sensitive issues and material

Minimum of one year of clinical bedside experience preferred

NOTICE 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.

Keywords: Covenant Healthcare, Saginaw , Medical Surgical - Nursing Care Assistant, Other , Saginaw, Michigan

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