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Nebraska Methodist Health System Surgical Certified Nurse Asst in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • Provide safe and quality nursing care to patients. Assist RN and Unit Manager with patient care plan and administrative duties within the department.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (G.E.D.) required.

  • Completion of 75 or 120 hours Nurse Aide/Nurse Assistant Program or completion of two (2) semesters of clinical practice, in an accredited nursing program required.

  • Participation in mandatory in-services required.

  • Successful completion of mandatory continuing education programs required.

  • Experience

  • Previous Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) experience preferred.

  • Experience as an administrative assistant or clerk preferred.

  • License/Certifications

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) required.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Skill using a computer.

  • Ability to multitask.

  • Patient/customer focus.

  • Ability to read, write and effectively communicate.

  • Work with constant interruptions.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Heavy Work - Exerting up to 75 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Not neccessary for the position (0%): - Climbing

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Balancing

  • Crawling

  • Crouching

  • Kneeling

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Carrying

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Lifting

  • Reaching

  • Standing

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Walking

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Distinguish colors

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Hearing

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Other:

  • Rare (1-33%):

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Frequent (67%-100%): - Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)

  • Note: Safety Officer can assist with identification of job hazards

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Essential Functions I

  • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.

  • Greet, smiles and makes eye contact. Introduces self by name.

  • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.

  • Addresses patients and others by surname.

  • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.

  • Positive communication skills.

  • Demonstrates positive communication skills and Customer Service skills during work shift.

  • Participates in beginning and end of shift report with co-workers and care pair

  • Accurately and timely completes all patient care worksheets.

  • Utilizes patient's communication white board consistently.

  • Confirms with nursing staff that patient is prepared for surgery and properly identified using 2 patient identifiers.

  • Nursing unit will be informed of all patients leaving the unit.

  • Safely position patient in OR holding area.

  • Ensure that patient is safely transported to operating room.

  • Used appropriate lifting and transfer techniques when moving or transferring patients.

  • Stay with pediatric or other patients who cannot be safely left alone

  • Provides clean, safe environment.

  • Maintains cleanliness of over-bed table, bedside cabinet and general neat and tidy appearance of room.

  • Ensure proper operating room sanitation prior to surgery.

  • Note any deficiencies to proper contact.

  • Participates in unit specific cleaning (e.g. CSR, DSR, refrigerator, general appearance, etc).

  • Prepares surgery carts as needed for the day.

  • Washes transportation carts daily.

  • Keeps carts prepared to use with sheets, bath blankets and pillow in place.

  • Acts as receptionist for the department. Handles incoming and outgoing information in person and by telephone.

  • Always demonstrates proper office communication etiquette.

  • Takes reports from other departments without error.

  • Reports vital information to the appropriate nurse immediately.

  • Obtains information for physicians and telephones stat physician orders immediately upon awareness of the order.

  • Clerical Support

  • Label and scan documents into the electronic health record.

  • Ensure that requests for facsimile copies are completed.

  • Provide phone communication with selected department or agencies.

  • Performs vital signs as instructed by nurse. Assists nurse in providing pre-op and post-op cares according to policy, include monitoring vital signs.

  • Monitor vital signs per policy/procedure or as directed by RN.

  • Reports abnormal findings immediately to nurse.

  • Provides safe patient environment.

  • Records vital signs timely in appropriate location.

  • Provides pre and post-op care according to policy.

  • Identifies and reports variances to Unit Manager/Charge Nurse or assigned RN. Reports changes in patient's condition.

  • Observes IV function and reports concerns to nurse.

  • Observes intravenous infusion, patient's color, activity, skin condition, and responsiveness, respirations, and reports concerns to nurse.

  • Reports all patient/family concerns to RN or Charge RN.

  • Essential Functions II

  • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

  • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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