Centura Health CNA / Nursing Unit Secretary - Telemetry in Littleton, Colorado

Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton’s charming “old town” area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth for three consecutive years (2014- 2016). View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers: https://centura-21.wistia.com/medias/e0qve9d10v

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 130690_

_Recruiter Contact:_ CandiceSeng@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_ *6212 LAH TELEMETRY UNIT *

_Hospital:_ *LITTLETON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL *

_Schedule:_ Full Time

_Shift:_ Days

_Job 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 required

  • Graduate of a Certified Nursing Assistant Program

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • Six months previous CNA experience, preferred

  • 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 required

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

_Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a * )_

  • 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. *

  • This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.

_Physical Requirements_

  • Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs 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.