Positions Location: Carson City, MI
General Purpose of Job:
Under the direction of the registered nurse, provides nursing care in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position.
Under the direction and supervision of the RN, assists with the basic nursing care such as patient hygiene, feeding, positioning, turning and transferring
Identifies patient care problems and communicates them to RN.
Under the direct supervision of the RN, and in accordance with hospital polices, performs specific procedures such as vital signs, incentive spirometry and obtaining daily weights
Timely answers patient's call and emergency lights.
Rounds on assigned patients every hour and anticipates their needs.
Appropriately delivers or obtains items from other departments
Cleans and maintains equipment, supplies, and environment
Attends meetings and in-services as required.
Assists with precepting new PCT's to the unit in conjunction with the RN.
Assists with filing and maintaining departmental records/charts
Correctly identifies patients per the hospital identification policy prior to performing any procedures and/or labeling specimens.
Applies telemetry electrodes as needed.
Reports pertinent information to appropriate personnel, and records data accurately and concisely within the electronic record per hospital guidelines for the PCT.
Correctly opens sterile packages and sets up and maintains a sterile field. Assists the RN during sterile procedures as needed.
Correctly manually ventilates intubated patients. Under the direct supervision of the RN, assists with changing ties and tubes.
Performs Accucheck and other point of care blood testing as trained and as needed.
Correctly initiates basic life support in the event of patient arrest
Correctly removes foley catheter and obtains the specimen for urinalysis.
Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job-related hazards.
Assists with dressing changes under the direct supervision of the RN.
After training may discontinue a saline lock or IV site as directed by the RN.
Follows the hospital exposure control plans/blood borne and airborne pathogens
Possesses an understanding of infection prevention and control measures designed to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Performs all responsibilities/duties required by the PCT position specific to the scope of service.
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team to facilitate the department's/unit's ability to meet its goals and objectives.
Attendance is an essential element of this position
General Requirements BLS certification required Work Experience None Education High School education or equivalent required. Preferred
Certified nursing assistant Specialized Knowledge and Skills Demonstrates behaviors that support the SCH Mission and Values Holds self and others responsible for service excellence and consistently demonstrates the 12 Behavior Standards Takes the initiative to understand the needs of all customers using AIDET principles Consistently demonstrates Associate Expectations, Responsibilities and Standards of Excellence Consistently Rounds on Associates and Patients as applicable Maintains a level of attendance and punctuality necessary to meet the responsibilities for the job Maintains a professional image in keeping with the job responsibilities (appearance, wears identification badge, etc) Conserves resources through the proper utilization of staff, materials and equipment Demonstrates work habits that contribute to a safe work environment Preserves the confidentiality of all protected information Attends required meetings Attends/Completes required training (compliance, OSHA, fire, customer service) including annual competencies. Meets customer expectations for service Uses feedback to improve customer service Identifies barriers that inhibit service and works to remove them Acts courteously, compassionately and responsively to all customers Positively represents the Hospital/Office to all customers Demonstrates knowledge, maintains and respects patient right to privacy by following the HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and Procedures. Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter- and interdepartmentally to facilitate the department's/unit's ability to meet its goals and objectives. Preferred
Knowledge of medical terminology
Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Location: Sparrow Carson City
Activation Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Expiration Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
Sparrow Health System