The Certified Nurse Assistant performs various activities to support the provision of patient care under the supervision and direction of Nursing Manager or staff Nurse, and assists Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses in the treatment and care of patients.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Ensures patient safety and comfort while providing transfer, or assisting with mobility, from one location to another in accordance with established procedures.
Assists with the provision of good patient hygiene, including patient eliminations, in accordance with established procedures.
Assists with the provision of proper nutrition and accurately records meal and nourishment intake, and calorie count.
Maintains vigilance over patient's safety ensuring all safety precautions are observed, call lights are within reach, bed alarms are used as appropriate, side rails are up, beds are in lowest position, seat belts are in place, etc.
Promptly answers all patient call lights.
Provides various treatments in accordance with unit routines and as directed within the parameters of this job description.
Monitors and records patient's vital signs, intake and output and other measurements in accordance with unit routines and as directed. Monitors patients and reports patient's conditions at regular intervals and prior to completion of shift, promptly reports any signs or symptoms of concern to appropriate party. Records interventions according to department and unit routine. Reviews the hospital chart to familiarize self with the patient's care needs.
Maintains unit equipment in good working order and notifies the appropriate parties promptly when equipment requires service or repairs. Cleans equipment and distributes based on patient needs. Cleans patient bedside units and nursing areas not included in general housekeeping; ensures neatness and cleanliness of patient rooms and maintains patient care items. Monitors supply levels and orders. Assists with the timely completion and collection of unit forms.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Ability to complete nursing assistant orientation skills checklist.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Excellent bedside manner and ability to make patients feel at ease. Appears friendly, reassuring and approachable to patients.
Ability to take instruction from a doctor.
Familiarity with medical charts and records.
High attention to detail.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!