Centura Health CNA/Nursing Unit Secretary Gen/Surg Unit FT Days in Castle Rock, Colorado

Situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital is a new, 50-bed acute care hospital (opened in 2013) and Level III Trauma Center providing comprehensive health care to the greater Castle Rock community and surrounding areas. From experienced emergency services to delivering babies in our innovative and comfortable Birthplace, this hospital was built as a true community partnership between Centura Health and the people of Castle Rock. In the short time since it has been open, area residents not only look to this hospital for care, but enjoy visiting its community gardens, outdoor spaces and restaurant. The ER is one of the busiest in the area and staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and specialty-trained emergency nurses. We have on-site imaging that includes MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray and digital mammography as well as on-site laboratory services. If you are looking for the close-knit feel of a modern, neighborhood hospital in a picturesque, family-oriented community that offers the very best of Colorado living, we invite you to explore our opportunities. For more information about Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, visit http://www.castlerockhospital.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 134166_

_Recruiter Contact:_ MandyGray@Centura.org

*Clinic/Department: 6205 CAH GEN SURGICAL UNIT *


_Schedule:_ FT Days- 0.90 FTE

_Shift: 5:30a-6p_

Position Summary

Provides direct and indirect nursing care under the direction of a RN and in accordance with policies and procedures. Assists the healthcare team in coordinating, prioritizing and communicating patient, physician and staff needs. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.

Minimum Education Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Graduate of a Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Minimum Experience Requirements

Six months previous CNA experience

Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English

Basic computer skills

Previous nursing unit secretary or medical office experience, preferred

License/Certifications required

Current state CNA license for applicable state of employment

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association

Position Duties

Assists with safe and appropriate delegated patient care tasks which are directly supervised by a RN.

Provides person-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the human experience in a collaborative fashion with other team members. Assists care team in achieving daily patient and family goals.

Provides quality patient care, including comfort and hygiene measures, preventative skin care, safety measures, transport, and nutritional and elimination needs.

Promptly triages and responds to patient call lights.

Reports patient status changes and needs to RN accurately and in a timely manner.

Demonstrates effective use of clinical strategies to insure patient and associate safety.

Communicates concerns regarding hazards or errors related to patients to the health care team.

Uses Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation (SBAR) communication techniques.

Accurately documents vital signs, input/output, nutritional intake, personal hygiene, weights and other patient care performed and reports findings promptly to RN.

Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.

Monitors the electronic record for new provider-entered orders. Coordinates the completion of the orders with nursing staff and other departments as appropriate.

Utilizes computer technology to access and exchange data, i.e., lab results, interdepartmental communications, etc.

Maintains non-EMR patient records as needed to ensure availability of accurate patient information.

Responsible for inputting daily and special charges as requested.

Performs clerical duties, maintains department/unit logs and coordinates services as needed.

Greets patients/visitors and directs/escorts to the desired location.

May be tasked with rounding on patients throughout the shift asking if patients or visitors have any needs.

Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care. Organizes and prioritizes work to be completed within assigned timeframe to promote consistent patient comfort.

Ensures that work environment and patient rooms are neat and orderly to enhance unit and hospital image. Maintains and stocks nursing supplies.

Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide work.

Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other areas and is agreeable to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays, evening and night hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients and department.

Assists with quality improvement, safety and regulatory functions as directed. Participates in process change to improve practice.

Assists in training other nursing support staff, volunteers, students and other hospital personnel.

Acts in a role of ambassador for visiting community members, as assigned.

Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting.

Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements.

  • Physical Requirements*

☑ Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.