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Certified Nursing Assistants/ PCTs (full time nights)

Company: United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Hammond
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

We are United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital. We are seeking, kind, compassionate, caring, skilled, knowledgeable Certified Nursing Assistants and PCTs to join our team in our Inpatient Rehab Hospital.

  • One Hospital, three locations, serving our communities in Hammond, Gretna, and Gonzales Louisiana.Provides direct and indirect patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or LPN. Maintains regulatory requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care and comfort. Communicates with physicians and team members about changes in patient's clinical condition. Additionally, is able to perform general CNA duties with adequate supervision.
  • Nursing Department:Certified Nursing Assistant:ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  • Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age, adult through geriatrics.
  • Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower or whirlpool, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, changing bed linens, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the shift.
  • Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.
  • Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.
  • Serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patient as is necessary.
  • Distributes drinking water and other nourishments to patients.
  • Updates dietary order and orders nourishments and diabetic snacks each morning. Faxes to dietary before 5 a.m.
  • Answers patient call lights, anticipates patient's needs and makes rounds on assigned patients.
  • Assists patients with the handling of personal property: dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, etc. Completes patient inventory form.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care within boundaries of appropriate licensure in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Transports patients to and from various departments in the hospital.
  • Reports and, when appropriate, records any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and unusual incidents.
  • Assists in the preparation of admissions, transfers and discharge of patients.
  • Assists RNs and LPNs with treatment procedures.
  • Participates in and contributes to Nursing Care Conferences.
  • Performs quality control activities, checks and records refrigerator temperatures and CBG monitor quality control every night.
  • Integrates the plan of care with Therapy Department treatment plan to attain patient's optimal level of functioning.
  • Provides general nursing care within appropriate licensure: positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting patients with the bedpan, commode; assists ambulating patients. Uses correct body mechanics.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant - Part one
  • Checks patient for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to RN or LPN.
  • Obtains and records temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight, intake and output.
  • Files reports and forms to correct patient medical record, labels chart forms.
  • Makes rounds with oncoming shift to ensure the unit is left in good condition.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-workers, physicians and the Therapy Dept. staff.
  • Consults other departments, as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be effective, flexible, well organized and function well under stressful situations.
  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity; ensures patient confidentiality.
  • Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linens and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.
  • Follows infection control procedures. Keeps the unit clean and organized. Meets current documentation standards and policies. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Medical and surgical asepsis is carried out during treatments and special procedures.
  • Response to the patient is appropriate in emergency or physically distressful situation. ii. Performs other duties as assigned within the CNA's scope of practice.Knowledge, Skills/Abilities, Education and Experience:
    Regulatory Requirements: High School graduate or equivalent. Current Certification from Nurse Aide Board, BCLS, and Six months to one year rehab experience preferred.Excellent benefits to include Health, Life, Disability, PTO, vacation and 401K.

Keywords: United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital, New Orleans , Certified Nursing Assistants/ PCTs (full time nights), Healthcare , Hammond, Louisiana

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