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Certified Nurse Attendant

Company: Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Location: Torrance
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

The Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) works cooperatively with all team members in planning and performing basic care. The Certified Nurse Assistant supports patient care delivery and is responsible for adhering to all standards of care and for promoting teamwork among coworkers.Core CompetenciesAddress basic human needs in a respectful and caring manner, and documents interventions in EMRAdheres to Infection preventionAdheres to policies, procedures, and standards of practice to deliver safe and optimal careCommunicates effectively with the patient, family, and medical staff during the continuum of careComplies with Joint Commission's national patient safety goalsComplies with organizational quality dashboard/benchmarking goalsEstablishes priorities to carry out an established care plan according to patient needsIdentifies common variables affecting patient care and follows reporting processMaintains cooperative working relationships with members of the hospital teamMaintains regulatory compliance consistent with quality standards and ethical obligations of the professionParticipates in activities in alignment with the Magnet ModelParticipates in organizational activitiesParticipates in professional development activitiesPerforms as a preceptor in an active and engaged mannerProvides care within scope of practice as directed by other members of the healthcare teamRe-enforces patient and family education under the direction of the RN throughout hospitalizationReinforces age-specific individualized care that supports protection from harm and complies with patient safety centered interventions/bundlesSupports patient care within scope of a practice as directed by othermembers of the healthcare teamUtilizes resources in an economical mannerUtilizes Safe Patient HandlingDepartment Specific CompetenciesMaintains a safe working environment: ensures breaks are locked on and locked on gurneys and beds except when moving ensues side rails are used as directed by the RN for patient safety or mobility assists patients with ambulation, turning and positioning as requested keeps units free of hazards/clutter answers call lights to ensure patient service identifies patients using two identifiers observes patients' rights to privacy and dignityImplements the patient care plan by providing direct patient care for those patients assigned including but not limited to the following activities: gives baths, oral hygiene, skin care, backrubs assists patients to and from bathroom positions patients and changes position appropriately according to care plan instructions ensures patients receive prescribed diet, assists with feedings as needed, places tray conveniently collects specimens as instructed using appropriate technique takes vital signs and notifies RN or LVN of any change or abnormal finding assists/performs treatments as directed by RN/LVN including: weights enemas, foley care, application of binders, FSBS, sitz baths, and post mortem care, others as directed.Provides personal care including: baths, oral hygiene, shampoos, changing bed linen, assisting patients with dressing and undressing, skin care to prevent breakdown, assisting the patient with toilet activities, keeping patient's living area clear and orderly, as appropriate. .Maintains a safe working environment: ensures beds are in low position and locked at all times assists patients with moving/ambulating as needed ensures side rails remain in up position as indicated keeps room free of clutter and ensures that pathway to bathroom is clear observes all safety guidelinesOrients/instructs patient/family regarding the physical environment, routines and general rules: call system bed controls telephone television visitor policy meal times bathroom/shower smoking policy roommate introductionEducationDegree ProgramHigh School Diploma/GED or Higher Education General StudiesExperienceNumber of Years Experience Type of Experience0License / Certification RequirementsBCLS or ACLS CertificationCertified Nurse AttendantCompensation Range$19.62 - $28.22 / Hour

Keywords: Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance , Certified Nurse Attendant, Healthcare , Torrance, California

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