Covenant Health

Job Title
Nurse Assist Non-Certified
ID
3876716
Facility
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name
ONCOLOGY

Overview

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Certified Nursing Assistant | Nursing Assistant [Non-Certified], Oncology

PRN/OCC, Varied shifts

 

Job Objectives:

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 an RN or Team Leader.

 

With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

 

  • 283 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 12 intermediate care beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • Over 250 active and courtesy physicians
  • Over 800 employees

Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || kkarnes@covhlth.com || 865-374-5386

Responsibilities

  • Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressures, weights, heights, and intake-output measurements.
  • Encourage patients to turn, cough, and take deep breaths and to use incentive spirometry as specified by Plan of Care.
  • Ambulate, and assist patients in and out of bed, into wheelchairs and transport when necessary.
  • Attends to nutritional needs of patient which may include distributing meal trays, feeding, filling and passing out water pitchers,
  • Provides 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.
  • Empty drains, canisters, urine bags, bedpans and emesis basins and record intake and output.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe environment, which may include reporting equipment that is out of order, appropriate handling of linen and storing of supplies.
  • Provides 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.
  • Empty & clean ostomy bag, per procedure.
  • Collect urine, stool and sputum specimen as ordered.
  • Perform tasks such as ROM, assist with ambulatory devices as specified by the patients' plan of care.
  • May perform phlebotomy (requires additional training). To include correct labeling using two patient identifiers, maintenance of lab-draw supplies, rotating and restocking.
  • May perform EKG (requires special training).
  • Promptly answer patient call lights and respond to patient requests.
  • Report significant changes in patients' condition to RN.
  • Help to maintain clean and orderly patient and work environment.
  • Employ all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission-based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures and proper body mechanics in performance of job.
  • Document/maintain patient record as appropriate.
  • Gathers equipment for O2 set up. Checks O2 for connection and proper placement.
  • Checks for proper functioning of equipment at patient bedside
  • Ambulate patients with oxygen.
  • Set up suction equipment and check for proper function.

Qualifications

Education/Knowledge/Skills:

None specified; however, an applicant with a high school diploma or an equivalent certificate (GED) may be given preference.

 

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/Certifications:

 

Nurse Assistant Non-Certified:

Certification is not a requirement. CPR is required (if not currently certified, must be certified or recertified during the orientation period). BLS

 

Certified Nursing Assistant:

Must have and maintain Tennessee State CNA certification. CPR is required (if not currently certified, must be certified or recertified during the orientation period). BLS

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