CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents.
Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Works under the supervision of the RN Charge Nurse / Director of Nursing. The Nurse Assistant will function as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team under the direction of a registered nurse providing nursing care and other functions as assigned or delegated by the RN Charge Nurse. Function according to the State Nurse Practice Act, nursing policy and procedure, and the Mission and Philosophy of Community Memorial Hospital.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Admits assigned patients to nursing floor, accurately records on assessment sheet, TPR, WT, HT, BP, O2 SAT, and completes orientation to call light and room within 20 minutes of patient arrival.
Performs routine procedures such as vital signs, weights accurately, etc. based on standing orders or medical providers orders and records results on flow sheets or charts. Reports values out of normal parameters to charge nurse along with any change in patient condition.
Documents intake and output accurately and gives results to the charge nurse one hour before the end of the shift. Completes daily documentation by the end of shift.
Accurately identifies all patients prior to procedures or tests and collects all specimens as assigned by charge nurse following proper procedure for collection and labeling.
Patient's rooms are kept clean and orderly with garbage removed as needed, linen picked up and patient belongings kept in proper place. Patient rooms are kept supplied with towels, gloves, pads, depends etc. on a per shift basis. Completes and documents scheduled weekly cleaning.
Patients are set up for meals, assisted with meals if needed, or fed meals if unable to feed self. Accurately documents percentage of meal eaten and records liquid intake amounts on specified patients. Snacks for patients are distributed.
Call lights are answered promptly on all patients and any requests by patients are given to appropriate personnel.
Willing to assist oncoming shift with patient daily needs especially in times of increased workload.
Personal care (i.e. hair combed, oral cares, bath, back rubs etc.) are completed according to policy and reports any patient problems or changes to charge nurse. Assists patients with toileting issues and follows incontinence policy. Completes appropriate notification and documentation.
Follows Fall Committee recommendations for patient alarms and bed safety. Assists with Restorative Care, Emergency Room, Lab and X-ray if available. Serves as a mentor for new nurse assistants.
Education: High School graduate or equivalent.
Licensure: ND State Nursing Assistant Registry.
Experience: Previous health care experience preferred but not required.
CPR Certification and annual recertification. Attend in-service/meetings and keeps current on work related issues - 6 hours CEU/year.
Catholic Health Initiative