Nebraska Methodist Health System Surgical Certified Nurse Asst in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Purpose of Job
Provide safe and quality nursing care to patients. Assist RN and Unit Manager with patient care plan and administrative duties within the department.
High School Diploma or General Education Development (G.E.D.) required.
Completion of 75 or 120 hours Nurse Aide/Nurse Assistant Program or completion of two (2) semesters of clinical practice, in an accredited nursing program required.
Participation in mandatory in-services required.
Successful completion of mandatory continuing education programs required.
Previous Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) experience preferred.
Experience as an administrative assistant or clerk preferred.
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) required.
Skill using a computer.
Ability to multitask.
Ability to read, write and effectively communicate.
Work with constant interruptions.
Medium Heavy Work - Exerting up to 75 pounds of force.
Not neccessary for the position (0%): - Climbing
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Frequent (67%-100%): - Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
Greet, smiles and makes eye contact. Introduces self by name.
Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
Addresses patients and others by surname.
Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
Positive communication skills.
Demonstrates positive communication skills and Customer Service skills during work shift.
Participates in beginning and end of shift report with co-workers and care pair
Accurately and timely completes all patient care worksheets.
Utilizes patient's communication white board consistently.
Confirms with nursing staff that patient is prepared for surgery and properly identified using 2 patient identifiers.
Nursing unit will be informed of all patients leaving the unit.
Safely position patient in OR holding area.
Ensure that patient is safely transported to operating room.
Used appropriate lifting and transfer techniques when moving or transferring patients.
Stay with pediatric or other patients who cannot be safely left alone
Provides clean, safe environment.
Maintains cleanliness of over-bed table, bedside cabinet and general neat and tidy appearance of room.
Ensure proper operating room sanitation prior to surgery.
Note any deficiencies to proper contact.
Participates in unit specific cleaning (e.g. CSR, DSR, refrigerator, general appearance, etc).
Prepares surgery carts as needed for the day.
Washes transportation carts daily.
Keeps carts prepared to use with sheets, bath blankets and pillow in place.
Acts as receptionist for the department. Handles incoming and outgoing information in person and by telephone.
Always demonstrates proper office communication etiquette.
Takes reports from other departments without error.
Reports vital information to the appropriate nurse immediately.
Obtains information for physicians and telephones stat physician orders immediately upon awareness of the order.
Label and scan documents into the electronic health record.
Ensure that requests for facsimile copies are completed.
Provide phone communication with selected department or agencies.
Performs vital signs as instructed by nurse. Assists nurse in providing pre-op and post-op cares according to policy, include monitoring vital signs.
Monitor vital signs per policy/procedure or as directed by RN.
Reports abnormal findings immediately to nurse.
Provides safe patient environment.
Records vital signs timely in appropriate location.
Provides pre and post-op care according to policy.
Identifies and reports variances to Unit Manager/Charge Nurse or assigned RN. Reports changes in patient's condition.
Observes IV function and reports concerns to nurse.
Observes intravenous infusion, patient's color, activity, skin condition, and responsiveness, respirations, and reports concerns to nurse.
Reports all patient/family concerns to RN or Charge RN.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.