To provide quality patient care services as directed by the supervisor in a courteous manner. Performs clinical procedures, cardiac telemetry monitoring and nursing unit clerical functions to provide a pleasant, organized, comfortable, positive atmosphere for the patients, staff and physicians.
Assist nursing in giving direct patient care, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding patients, and assisting in examinations and treatments as able. Ability to sit for prolonged period times, lift, walk, carry and stand. Able to enter data into the electronic medical records (EMR), order entry, medication entry into OMAR and monitor telemetry activity.
Duties and Responsibilties:
Certified Nursing Assistant Duties:
Give quality care and service which meets the standards of practice at Boulder City Hospital and adheres to hospital nursing service philosophy, policies and procedures.
Maintain confidential information regarding patients.
Report on and off duty to the nurse in charge when leaving or returning to the area.
Participate in required meetings and inservices.
Assist nurses with admit, transfer, discharge patients and answer call lights.
Assist nurses with giving oral hygiene, baths and related care, makes beds, and provides good skin care, mouth care, and comfort and safety measures, when not performing Unit Clerk duties.
Assist nurses with preparing patients for meals and assist as necessary, pick up trays, measure and record fluid intake, serve nourishment and provide fresh water as needed.
Assist nursing with measuring and recording output, collect specimens, give perineal care, give and remove bedpan and urinal, observe incontinent patients frequently and clean as necessary. Assist in bladder and bowel training; assist patients to bathroom or with commode when not performing Unit Clerk duties.
Assist nursing with taking and recording vital signs (pulse, temperature, respirations, blood pressure and weight), when not performing Unit Clerk duties.. Report all observations concerning patients to the Nurse, and contribute information to the Nursing Care Plan.
Assist nursing with patient to wheelchair, stretcher and patient lifters, along with assisting nursing with patient in moving, turning, and in-and-out of bed.
Seek out way to be of assistance to licensed staff in patient care activities or in maintaining order of the unit.
Unit Clerk Duties:
Answer telephone courteously, taking accurate message and route calls appropriately, and uses paging system effectively.
Transcribe physician orders, maintain medical record, entry of medications ordered when pharmacy not available.
Organize Nursing Station ensuring down time documentation tools are available and hardware is operational (including computers, telephones, FAX and copier).
Monitor cardiac rhythms, identifying changes and recording rhythm strips for the EMR
Skills and Abilities Required:
Ability to work well with patients and staff.
Must understand the role and responsibility of a nursing assistant/unit clerk, the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication, the purpose and use of the nursing care plan, and the importance of patient rights.
Ability to pass High Efficiency Respiratory Fit and Use program, as required by OSHA, Vol. 58, No. 195.
Actively participates in hospital programs including Quality Improvement and Safety.
Ability to identify cardiac rhythms accurately.
Ability to use computer and other equipment on the unit (including, but not limited to manual and automatic vital sign machine, chair and bed scale, fax, copier, temporal thermometer and telephone).
Education and Experience Required:
Licensed to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Nevada.
Shall have 24 hours of continuing training in the previous two (2) years.