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Providence Health & Services Nursing Assistant in Torrance, California

Description:

Providence is calling a Part time, Variable shift Nursing Assistant to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance in Torrance, CA.

We are seeking a Nursing Assistant 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

  • Set-up room, including monitor equipment, if ordered

  • Orient patient to environment and routine

  • Problem solve and serve patient needs

  • Care for/label/store patient personal property,

  • Label room and equipment to identify by patient

  • Observe and report data collection to RN

  • Document

  • 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. Recognize and report 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, repositions patient and performs range of motion (ROM)

  • Appy, 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 change 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 assist

  • 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

  • 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

  • Responsible for timely, accurate and concise documentation and order entry

  • Enter physician orders, as directed

  • Obtain results on diagnostic data, files appropriately

  • Enter 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

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

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

  • Identify opportunities for cost containment

  • Support emergency staffing needs

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association

  • 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

  • Ability to understand oral and written English directives, including English text

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

  • Ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks.

  • Must 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 for this position include:

  • Recent hospital direct patient care experience on an acute, sub-acute, or skilled nursing facility

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.

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/

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: Variable

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 242513

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