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Transitional Care Unit Certified Nursing Assistant

Company: Sheridan Memorial Hospital
Location: Sheridan
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:


ABOUT SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is a progressive, state-of-the-art facility nestled beneath the Big Horn Mountains in beautiful Northeast Wyoming. Founded over 100 years ago, Sheridan Memorial is licensed for 88 beds with over 60 physicians who provide primary medical care and specialty care in more than 15 areas. We are proud of our more than 700 employees who provide personalized, patient-centered care in a healing environment. When people think of excellent healthcare, they think of Sheridan.

JOB SUMMARY

The CNA assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care to patients and assists in the maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Charge Nurse or other Registered Nurse in charge of the team and/or unit. The CNA implements directions from the nursing staff and physicians assisting with direct and indirect patient care. The CNA meets the communication needs of the patient/family, departmental staff, and medical staff. As assigned, the CNA performs admission duties and ensures patient information is accurately obtained and updated in the hospital's computer system; prepares and compiles records in the department.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Professional Practice

  • Adheres to organizational policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to professional guidelines for practice as defined by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice.
  • Collaborates with other departments in a professional manner as needed to provide patient-centered care.
  • Demonstrates effective communication, conflict resolution, team building, and leadership skills.
  • Compliance with Sheridan Memorial Hospital's Kindness First Service Standards.
  • Assists physicians and nursing staff with patient care duties within scope of practice: vital signs, positioning and transporting patients, weighing patients, etc.
  • Prior to admission, ensures patient room is ready (e.g., bed made, names on white board, admission kit, etc.)
  • Upon admission, greets and escorts patient to room, introduces patient to his/her roommate, other patients and staff, as appropriate. Makes the patient comfortable (i.e., put to bed, get water, explain room lay-out, bed controls, etc.) and stores patient's clothing.
  • Upon transfer or discharge, assists with packing patient's personal possessions, transporting patient to his or her new room or to the receiving area. When necessary, assists with loading/unloading patients to/from vehicles.
  • Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the unit shift.
  • Cleans patient rooms after discharge.
  • Reports all changes in the patient's condition to the nurse as soon as it is practical.
    Quality

    • Assists with patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
    • Completes documentation that meets current standards and policies.
    • Performs treatments and provide services within scope of practice.
    • Communicates appropriately and clearly with all health care team members.
    • Provides care appropriate to disease, condition, and age of the patient within scope of practice.
    • Assists nursing staff with procedures and performs services requiring technical and manual skills within training and scope of practice.
    • Provides timely reports of all events such as near misses, adverse events, patient/family complaints, and any situation that affects the safe delivery of patient-centered care.
      Service

      • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.
      • Maintains good working relationships both within the department and with other departments.
      • Identifies and addresses psychosocial needs of patients and family; communicates with social service/discharge planner regarding both in hospital and post discharge needs.
      • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
      • Respects patient privacy in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
        Other Duties

        • Distributes hospital specific literature.
        • Assists with orientation of new personnel.
        • Orders non-stock supplies through the Material Management computer system.
        • Performs proper telephone etiquette. If transferring a telephone call, announces the caller and briefly explains the situation before ending the transfer.
        • Attends and actively participates in departmental staff meetings.
        • Completes all mandatory education; participates in continuing education activities within the department and organization.
        • Restocks items daily in each room and at the nurse's station.
        • Keeps up to date with clinical practice and evidence-based practice guidelines
        • Stays abreast of organizational policies and procedures.
        • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
        • Participates in interdisciplinary care team meetings, department huddles and care conferences as scheduled.
          POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

          Education / Experience / License and Certifications

          • High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED), required.
          • Current unrestricted Wyoming Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) License, required.
          • BLS certification, required.
          • Minimum six months' related work experience, preferred
          • Central Registry, required.
            Additional Skills

            • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
            • Additional languages desirable
            • Basic computer knowledge
            • Demonstrated effective organizational skills
              In accordance with Sheridan Memorial Hospital's (SMH) duty to maintain a safe work environment for staff, patients and visitors, and to ensure the facility remains in compliance with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) Conditions of Participation, COVID-19 vaccinations or an approved medical or religious exemption is required in accordance with established CMS requirements.

              Specific demands not listed: Possible exposure to blood and or body fluids / infectious disease / hazardous waste requiring the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Exposure to odorous chemicals / specimens and Latex products.

              Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening is required.

              Sheridan Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please .





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              Live and work at the foot of the Big Horn Mountains in -! -Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been caring for this community and northern Wyoming for 100 years. Nestled at the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains of north eastern Wyoming spectacular scenery and outdoor activities abound. This is an excellent place to raise a family, with outstanding schools and many cultural and recreational activities available.
              Sheridan Memorial Hospital has various - -available. Should you choose to join our workforce, you will be among co-workers who are friendly, compassionate, caring and courteous. At Sheridan Memorial Hospital, the focus is on providing the most positive patient experience possible.
              We offer an excellent benefit package -(), -tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance, competitive wages to include shift differential, comprehensive on-site education and certification programs and an opportunity for cross-training in many areas of the hospital. Our hospital has state-of-the-art technology and equipment comparative to that of many larger facilities.
              We focus on creating and nurturing a workplace that encourages, recognizes and rewards individual effort and creativity; to be responsive to changing modes of health care delivery and adapt accordingly; and, to operate a financially viable institution delivering services in a cost effective manner. We value effective communication and honesty and we believe that teamwork based on mutual respect is key to success.
              Various work schedules and shifts are available to accommodate your active lifestyle as well as provide added depth within our facility. For further information regarding -, including qualifications and requirements or the application process, please contact:
              Recruiter/CoordinatorHuman ResourcesSheridan Memorial Hospital1401 West Fifth Street, Sheridan, WY 82801Phone: -Fax: 307.673.4295Contact Human Resources by Email at -
              Sheridan Memorial Hospital Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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