Unit Sec/Nursing Assistant CCU - Critical Care Unit FT Job Listing at Alegent Health in Council Bluffs, IA (Job ID alegenthealth-44906&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1)
Hospital / Healthcare
Alegent Creighton Health is the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare provider in Nebraska and southwest Iowa with 11 acute care hospitals, a specialty spine hospital, freestanding inpatient psychiatric and skilled nursing facilities and more than 100 Alegent Creighton Clinic locations. As the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools, Alegent Creighton Health and Alegent Creighton Clinic are committed to teaching the health professionals of the future.
Our commitment to our patients and their families is high, but the return on that commitment is even higher. We are committed to our employees by ensuring we hire individuals who also believe in enriching the lives of those we serve. If this sounds like you - apply today and join the Alegent Creighton Health team! We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Hours: 11:00pm-7:00am, 5 nights a week, every other weekend and rotating holidays.
Responds to patient calls, anticipates patient needs, and assures patient safety and comfort through regular rounds, environmental maintenance and other appropriate safety measures.
Records vital signs and intake and output when requested into the patient record and/or computer.
Reports any changes observed in the condition or behavior of patients and any unusual incidents/problems.
Accurately transcribes and transmits physician's orders.
Maintains patient medical records and kardexes under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Understands and uses medical terminology in order completion and record maintenance.
Schedules patient tests/procedures in a proficient and timely manner.
Utilizes a computer to input data and retrieve information.
Recognizes and responds to priorities in the patient care process; exercises good judgment in completing work duties; coordinates work to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency during the assigned shift; follows-up on matters requiring additional attention or reports exceptions to the appropriate person.
Responds appropriately in emergency situations.
Performs nursing procedures which do not require the skill/knowledge or judgment of a licensed professional and which may be safely delegated in accordance with nursing policies and procedures.
Assists in the coordination of patient admissions, transfers, and discharges to provide for a smooth operation and efficient flow pattern.
Assists in the transportation of patients for discharge and transfers as needed.
Must be at least 16 years of age.
Must have successfully completed the 75-hour state approved course for Nursing Assistant if hired into the Nursing Assistant position after April 30, 1998.
Nurse Assistants must be on the Nurse Aide registry of the State in which they work if hired into the Nursing Assistant position after April 30, 1998.
BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire.
Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say Professional Level-with AED, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
Six months experience in an acute care hospital or skilled care facility in the acute care area.
One year of clerical work experience or related experience in a health care field and entry level computer experience.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Job requires individual and group interaction.
Job requires knowledge of and ability to operate computer.
Job requires continuous reading skills, verbal communication skills and written communication skills.
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