Job title: Patient Care Associate – CNA, Certified Nurse Assistant
Company: Boulder Community Hospital
Job description: Full Time, Nights, 36 hours a week.
Pay Range is between $22.00-$24.20/hr, depending on years of relevant and like experience . **Range includes Night differential+$2.50/hr for weekend shifts. Those that do not possess a CNA, EMT, LPN, or MA License/Certification will be paid at a flat rate of $17/hr.
Boulder Community Health is a Certified Level II Trauma Center. In 2022, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of our organization. We are honored to hold the awards of 2021 U.S. News & World ‘Best Hospitals for Maternity Care’, 2019 Best Medical Facility from Boulder Weekly, and Best Local Employer from Daily Camera. Come be part of an independent, community-focused health system; feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people’s lives and positively contribute to the community.
Performs duties and tasks that assist the caregivers and promote effective departmental functioning. Direct patient care functions are under the direction of the RN.
Education or Formal Training * High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
- Nurse aide training or CNA training preferred.
Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)
BLS Certification required within conditional period.
Knowledge, Skill and Ability * Basic knowledge of asepsis and universal precautions
- Basic knowledge of frequently used medical terminologies
- Physical and mental stamina to perform job duties
- Able to take directions from multiple staff and demonstrate the ability to set priorities
Hospital or other health care experience preferred
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES * Physical working environment may include, but not limited to, any of the following hazards: chemical, electrical, mechanical, biowaste, explosive, radiation, etc.
- Environmental conditions may include, but not limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
- The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed).
- Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Communication and Accountability * Routinely demonstrates ability to set priorities in order to complete the workload. Coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency during the assigned shift.
- Communicates problems to the primary nurse or charge nurse promptly. Asks questions to clarify misunderstandings. Requests assistance from appropriate personnel in the event of an unusually difficult situation.
- Offers assistance and provides direction to visitors, patients, physicians, and families in a concise, informative manner, maintaining a positive and courteous tone.
- Reports off at the end of the shift or when leaving the department.
- It is the expectation that all care providers document accurately and in real time, utilizing the electronic medical record within their department.
Maintains Safe and Pleasant Environment * Places call light within reach of patient.
- Places be in low position with brake on after making bed (unless post-op bed).
- Maintains siderails in up position as indicated.
- Assists in preparation of patient rooms and admission and transfers.
- Orients patient to use of bed, call light, television, and telephone.
- Tidies patient rooms and over bed tables by removing used and unneeded items.
- Tidies non-patient care rooms as needed.
Meals And Nourishment * Passes warm wash cloths prior to breakfast.
- Distributes drinking water and snacks to patients. Maintains supply of cups/straws in patient rooms and/or at patient bedside.
- Distributes and picks up trays in timely fashion.
- Assists in setting up meal trays and feeds appropriate patients.
- Positions patients as needed for meals.
- Records intake on I&O sheets if indicated.
Patient Care * Answers patient call lights and performs appropriate follow-up.
- Performs a.m. care (p.m. care as indicated).
- Assists staff with positioning and patient mobility.
- Independently ambulate patients.
- Empties foley catheters, urinals, bedpans, commodes, urine hats and drains. Record I&O as indicated.
- Assists patients to and from the bedside commode or bathroom.
- Assists with bedpan placement as indicated, with follow-up care as necessary.
- Transports specimens to correct department in timely fashion.
- Assists with patient discharges.
- Weighs patients as requested.
- Takes vital signs accurately and timely.
About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado
Uncompromising medical excellence delivered with respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built a strong reputation on these values. As community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinic locations, we remain dedicated to the evolving needs of our citizens and providing access to high-quality care. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Boulder lifestyle is conductive to enjoying the outdoors and brings a fresh perspective to healthcare practice. Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community. Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with competitive compensation and benefits, including health/dental/life, tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness center, Employee Wellness, Employee Activities & Discounts, and many more!
EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace
Location: Boulder, CO
Job date: Sat, 09 Jul 2022 05:53:36 GMT
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