Providence Health & Services Nursing Assistant - Med/Surg/Cardiology *$5,000 Hiring Bonus* in Torrance, California
Providence is calling a Nursing Assistant (Full-Time/Night Shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance in Torrance, CA.
$5,000 Sign-On Bonus Eligible to External Candidates!
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We are seeking a Nursing Assistant who is a non-licensed health care employee who will perform delegated routine and predictable patient care tasks/duties and works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). These duties may include, but are not limited to EKGs, vital signs, basic patient care and transportation. Responds appropriately to patients and families with knowledge of age-specific needs based on scope of service of unit/department where assigned.
In this position you will:
Check patient’s I.D. band daily for accuracy
Assist with patient admitting/transfer:
Set-up room, including monitor equipment, if ordered
Orient patient to environment and routine
Problem solves and serves patient needs
Care for/labels/stores patient personal property
Label room and equipment to identify by patient
Observe and reports data collection to RN
Assist during discharge:
Participate in discharge activities, as directed
Accompany patient to transportation or transports
Provide direct patient care tasks/duties that have been delegated by the RN. Recognizes and reports problems immediately to the RN:
Take vital signs, weight, etc., as assigned
Change simple dressings (non-sterile)
Perform/record finger stick blood sugars
Perform pulse ox screening and records
Apply, changes, removes external catheters
Perform pre-surgical preps, as needed (i.e. shave)
Ambulate, repositions patient and performs range of motion (ROM)
Apply, changes patient restraints according to established policy
Apply K-pads, cold packs and hyper/hypothermic blankets
Empty Jackson-Pratts and Hemovacs
Apply anti-thromboembolytic hose, sequential compression devices and Plexipulse
Calculate fluid intake and output, calculates % meal eaten
Empty and changes drainage containers, reports and records contents
Perform specimen collection – NG, emesis, stool, and urine
Perform tray/supply set-up for a bedside procedure
Perform monitoring activities, reports, documents, (i.e., dynamap, pulse ox)
Provide post mortem care
Assist with tube feedings under the direct supervision of the RN, NOT INITIAL FEEDING
Assist in complex feeds
Assist in IV set-up (gather supplies, pump, etc.)
Incentive Spirometry follow-up and coaching
Assist with orthopedic equipment/applications, as directed
Perform tap water enemas and Harris flushes
Bathe patient or assists
Provide back care, including massage
Provide oral hygiene and dental care
Provide hair care, including shampoo and brushing
Provide nail care on hands and feet
Provide Foley catheter care
Perform transportation of patients, lifting support, as assigned
Recognize emergency situations; promptly reacts; initiates or supports CPR; follows directions appropriately in emergency situations; reports observations
Leadership and Supervision:
Act as a team problem solver by being an active member of unit/staff meetings and other committees
Assist with the orientation and on-the-job training of new hires and acts as a buddy to (SCROC) students
Understand and is responsible to perform within general scope of practice
Be responsible for timely, accurate and concise documentation and order entry
Enter physician orders, as directed
Obtain results on diagnostic data, files appropriately
Perform documentation and records: Vital signs, weight, container contents (drainage), hemocults, fluid intake and output, and % of food eaten, and all patient interventions
Utilize hand held computer for documentation
Demonstrate working knowledge of Hospital Information Systems
Communicate patient information and changes to RN
Maintain confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information
Participate in and can articulate department and hospital performance improvement projects
Be responsible to use equipment and supplies in a prudent and efficient manner
Identify opportunities for cost containment
Support emergency staffing needs
Required qualifications for this position includes:.
Graduate of any accredited Certified Nursing Assistant program - or- Nursing Assistant program or demonstrated equivalency (such as experience as a corpsman, EMT, foreign-licensed RN or MD), completion of 2nd semester of accredited Nursing Program, HHA with 1-2 years experience
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association
Able to perform basic arithmetic computations (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
Able to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks
Able to accurately and efficiently complete assigned tasks
Able to organize and prioritize work to complete assignments in a timely manner
Demonstrate an understanding of basic medical terminology and abbreviations
Able to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families and co-workers
Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
- One (1) year of Nurse Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant experience in a hospital or post acute environment
About the hospital you will serve:
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital serving the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We are proud of our reputation for clinical excellence, use of advanced technology, and a distinct focus on providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical, and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center,Torrance is proud to be recognized as a Magnet® Designated Hospital. We are the only South Bay area hospital to be named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health; a distinction we have held four years in a row. As a recent recipient of the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance and the American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality, our commitment to outstanding patient care and operational efficiency is clear.
As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details — http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits
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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
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Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant
Req ID: 329742