CNA/Nursing Unit Secretary:
Centura Health

121314-en_US
Centura Health
Durango Colorado
Healthcare
Description

Located in the scenic, historic and charming Southwest Colorado town of Durango, Mercy Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is a full-service, acute care hospital with Level III Trauma designation. Recognized by Healthgrades (a leading, independent health care ratings company) with awards for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety Excellence, as well as an “A” Hospital Safety rating  from The LeapFrog Group,  Mercy Regional Medical Center blends state-of-the-art technology  with a serene and comfortable environment to promote well-being and healing.  Specialty services include emergency care, surgical care, cardiac care, an Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence and a Family Birthing Center equipped with every amenity and a dedicated surgical suite.  Durango residents experience an exceptional quality life with world-class outdoor recreation including snow sports, river sports, hiking, biking and more. Learn more about us at: http://www.mercydurango.org/



Job Description/Job Posting ID: 121314



Recruiter Contact: Alison Williams - alisonwilliams@centura.org



Clinic/Department: 6217 MRMC ORTHOPEDIC/SPINE 



Hospital: MERCY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 



Schedule: Part Time



Shift: Variable


Position Summary



Provides direct and indirect nursing care under the direction of a RN and in accordance with policies and procedures. Assists the healthcare team in coordinating, prioritizing and communicating patient, physician and staff needs. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.



Minimum Education Requirements




  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Graduate of a Certified Nursing Assistant Program



Minimum Experience Requirements




  • Six months previous CNA experience

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English

  • Basic computer skills

  • Previous nursing unit secretary or medical office experience, preferred



License/Certifications




  • Current state CNA license for applicable state of employment

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association



Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )




  • Assists with safe and appropriate delegated patient care tasks which are directly supervised by a RN. *

  • Provides person-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the human experience in a collaborative fashion with other team members. Assists care team in achieving daily patient and family goals. *

  • Provides quality patient care, including comfort and hygiene measures, preventative skin care, safety measures, transport, and nutritional and elimination needs. *

  • Promptly triages and responds to patient call lights. *

  • Reports patient status changes and needs to RN accurately and in a timely manner. *

  • Demonstrates effective use of clinical strategies to insure patient and associate safety. *

  • Communicates concerns regarding hazards or errors related to patients to the health care team. *

  • Uses Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation (SBAR) communication techniques. *

  • Accurately documents vital signs, input/output, nutritional intake, personal hygiene, weights and other patient care performed and reports findings promptly to RN. *

  • Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. *

  • Monitors the electronic record for new provider-entered orders. Coordinates the completion of the orders with nursing staff and other departments as appropriate. *

  • Utilizes computer technology to access and exchange data, i.e., lab results, interdepartmental communications, etc. *

  • Maintains non-EMR patient records as needed to ensure availability of accurate patient information. *

  • Responsible for inputting daily and special charges as requested. *

  • Performs clerical duties, maintains department/unit logs and coordinates services as needed. *

  • Greets patients/visitors and directs/escorts to the desired location. *

  • May be tasked with rounding on patients throughout the shift asking if patients or visitors have any needs. *

  • Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care. Organizes and prioritizes work to be completed within assigned timeframe to promote consistent patient comfort. *

  • Ensures that work environment and patient rooms are neat and orderly to enhance unit and hospital image. Maintains and stocks nursing supplies. *

  • Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide work. *

  • Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other areas and is agreeable to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays, evening and night hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients and department. *

  • Assists with quality improvement, safety and regulatory functions as directed. Participates in process change to improve practice. *

  • Assists in training other nursing support staff, volunteers, students and other hospital personnel. *

  • Acts in a role of ambassador for visiting community members, as assigned. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *



Physical Requirements




  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly



 



 


Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 



 

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