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Certified Nursing Assistant Observation

Company: St. Vincent Healthcare
Location: Billings
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

To show our commitment and appreciation for joining our team, we are currently offering a $3,000 sign-on bonus.


You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Certified Nurse Assistant on the Observation Unit.

You're ready to roll up your sleeves. Eager to ask questions. And willing to go above and beyond to ease a patient's pain.


St. Vincent Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 286-bed level II trauma center has provided care in Montana and the surrounding area since 1898.

We are a 15 Bed Observation Unit with patients including chest pain, CHF, abdominal pain, COPD, cellulitis, stroke, ETOH, ect. We take several drips including Cardizem, Amiodarone, Heparin amongst others. We also take post-surgical short stay patients and cath lab patients.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we've launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and Paid Time Off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.


Together we'll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We'll honor each other's dignity and surpass the standards we set. We'll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.

We use shared governance and many decisions are made bottom up.

Your day.

As a Certified Nurse Assistant with us, you'll never know what to expect, but you will know how to:

  • Perform basic EKG interpretation and informs nurse of changes in patient's rhythms or rates

  • Properly attach monitoring leads for continuous monitoring or for 12 Lead EKGs and measure/post rhythm strips per unit standard

  • Assemble charts for admissions, transfers and discharges

  • Respond to patient care needs by answering call lights, assisting patient with hygiene care and nourishment, obtaining vital signs, and communicating constructively, effectively and timely with members of the care team

  • Assists nurses and physicians within scope and competency

  • Demonstrate and adhere to the standards of infection prevention

  • Active participant in meeting patient experience goals

  • Coordinate bed assignments for admission, transferring and discharges with appropriate staff

  • Work under the direction of RNs

  • Mix of direct patient care and monitoring cardiac rhythms

  • Obtain vitals, blood sugars, EKG's and assist with ADL's

  • Self-schedule and take 1 to 2 call shifts per 6 weeks

    Your experience.

    We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

    • Successful completion of an accredited nursing assistant training program

    • Certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the state of practice

    • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association or the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire (with prior approval)


      • High School Diploma or equivalent

      • At least one (1) year of experience in a healthcare setting

        Your next move.

        Now that you know more about being aCNA on our Observation Unit team, we hope you'll join us. At SCL Health you'll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

Keywords: St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings , Certified Nursing Assistant Observation, Healthcare , Billings, Montana

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