Covenant Health

Job Title
CNA
ID
3112541
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
ONCOLOGY

Overview

 

Regional

 

CNA, Oncology

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift (3 12 Hour shifts, Every Other Weekend, 1 Minor and 1 Major Holiday)

 

At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, leading cancer specialists use the most advanced technologies to achieve breakthrough successes in treating many types of cancer. Patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer are facing the unknown and need special, personalized treatments and kindhearted attention. For that reason, we send oncology patients to 8 North to receive exceptional care.

 

The Oncology Unit (8 North) at Fort Sanders Regional is a 42 bed unit providing care for patients who have a cancer diagnosis. We work very closely with Thompson Cancer Survival Center and specialize in the treatment of the oncology patient including those who are receiving inpatient chemotherapy and targeted therapies, blood transfusions, or those who need end of life care. Patients on our unit usually stay a few weeks at a time.

 

As a PCA or CNA on our oncology unit, you will be caring for high dose chemotherapy patients who are undergoing treatment for acute leukemia and lymphoma. You will perform a variety of tasks such as:

  • Taking and recording patient temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressures, weights, heights, and intake-output measurements
  • Performing phlebotomy; to include correct labeling using two patient identifiers, maintenance of lab-draw supplies, rotating and restocking.
  • Promptly answering patient call lights and responding to patient requests
  • Providing general care such as positioning, lifting or turning patients; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; preoperative supportive care; and application/removal of abdominal binders or anti-embolism stockings and sequential compression devices.
  • Providing morning or evening care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patient, changing bed linen, cleaning over-bed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other supportive care as needed.

Our staff consists of RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs who work together to provide exceptional patient care. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

 

If you are passionate about caring for oncology patients, apply today!

 

Position Summary: Functions as a direct patient caregiver performing tasks to assist registered nurses.  Performs hands-on care, assistance with ADL’s and specified technical tasks for a group of patients under the supervision of the Team Leader.

 

Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience: Hospital experience preferred. Medical terminology a plus. Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills.  Must be able to read with comprehension, write legibly, and perform basic arithmetic computation. Must have understanding and knowledge of patient care which may be appropriately delegated to nursing assistants. 

 

Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain Tennessee State CNA certification. CPR required.

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