Centura Health CNA/Nursing Unit Secretary - ICU - Full Time Nights - Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colorado

Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in behavioral health, cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 127360_

_Recruiter Contact: Tabitha N. Valko tabithavalko@centura.org_

_Clinic/Department:_* 6061 PAH ICU *

_Hospital:_* PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL *

_Schedule: Full Time_

_Shift: Nights_

_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_

  • Current state CNA license for applicable state of employment

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

_POSITION DUTIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS DENOTED WITH AN * )_

  • 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.