Covenant Health

Job Title
Patient Care Assistant
ID
3219071
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
SURGERY UNIT

Overview

Regional

 

Patient Care Assistant, Surgery Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift (2 Weekends Every 6 Weeks)

 

At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center we perform over 10,000 surgical procedures each year. The care a patient receives after surgery is just as important as the operation itself. For that reason, we send surgical patients to 3 North to receive exceptional care.

 

The Post-Surgical Unit (3 North) at Fort Sanders Regional is a 33 bed unit providing care for patients who have undergone general surgery and are recovering at our facility. We specialize in the treatment of the post-operative patient including those who have undergone colon re-sectioning, surgical oncology procedures on the neck, breast, and abdomen, vascular procedures and many more.

 

As a Patient Care Assistant or CNA on our post-surgical unit, 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.

 

As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Because of this, all non-certified patient care assistants who are hired at Fort Sanders Regional will be automatically enrolled in our no cost “Growing Excellence through Me” (GEM) program, where they will attend classes and receive training to qualify to sit for their Certified Nursing Assistant exam. Upon receiving a CNA certification, our employees graduate from the GEM program and receive an automatic pay increase.

 

To learn more about our GEM program visit: https://www.fsregional.com/g-e-m-program-implemented/

 

If you are passionate about putting patients first apply for our Post-Surgical unit 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; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.

 

Minimum Experience: None.

 

Licensure Requirement: CPR required.

Responsibilities

 

 

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