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Providence Health & Services Nursing Assistant - Othopaedic Surgery in Torrance, California

Description:

Providence is calling a Nursing Assistant in Othopaedic Surgery (Per Diem, Night Shift) at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance in Torrance, CA.

We are seeking a Nursing Assistant who's role is a non-licensed health care employee who performs 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:

  • Checks patient’s I.D. band daily for accuracy

  • Assists with patient admitting/transfer:

  • Sets-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 report data collection to RN

  • Documents

  • 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, change, remove external catheters

  • Perform pre-surgical preps, as needed (i.e. shave)

  • Ambulate, reposition patient and performs range of motion (ROM)

  • Apply, change 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

  • Personal hygiene:

  • Bath 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

  • Shave patients

  • 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

  • Have Documentation/Information Management:

  • Be responsible for timely, accurate and concise documentation and order entry

  • Enter physician orders, as directed

  • Obtain results on diagnostic data, files appropriately

  • Enters requisitions

  • 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

  • Have Performance Improvement:

  • Participate in and can articulate department and hospital performance improvement projects

  • Have Budget Responsibility:

  • Be Responsible to use equipment and supplies in a prudent and efficient manner

  • Identify opportunities for cost containment

  • Support emergency staffing need

Qualifications:

Required qualifications:

  • Graduate of any accredited Certified Nursing Assistant program OrGraduate of any accredited Nursing Assistant program

  • 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

  • A current BLS Card from the American Heart Association for Health Care Providers or American Red Cross CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer

  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations (add, subtract, multiply, divide)

  • Ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks

  • Ability to accurately and efficiently complete assigned tasks

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to complete assignments in a timely manner

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic medical terminology and abbreviations

  • Ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families and co-workers

Preferred qualifications:

  • One (1) year previous Nurse Assistant or Certified Nursing Assistant experience in a hospital or post acute environment

About the ministry you will serve:

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while 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. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. 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.

Benefits and Retirement:

Do you have questions on how this position may impact your benefits or retirement? AskHR has answers! Contact the HR Service Center at 888-687-3753, submit an AskHR through the HRPortal; https://caregiver.ehr.com at https://caregiver.ehr.com/ or visit the Road2Retirement site; https://road2retirement.org at https://road2retirement.org/ .

Caring for Your Career:

We are delighted that you answered the call to further your career at Providence. As a current caregiver, you have many resources to develop your skills and career such as educational benefits, online training, and professional development events. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources activities so that we can continue to serve our communities together with excellence. Our hope is that you continue to answer the call to our mission-inspired work today and into the future!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

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.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Night

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 247821

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