South Lake Hospital Certified Nursing Assistant - Skilled Nursing Unit - Variable Full Time - Varied Shifts in Clermont, Florida

South Lake Hospital is centrally located in Clermont, Florida, which combines the appeal of suburban life with easy access to Orlando, all of the major theme parks, and beautiful beaches on both coasts. At South Lake Hospital, our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities in South Lake County. Our 160-acre health, wellness, and education campus provides a complete continuum of quality care. With 170 beds, and more than 1,500 employees, we offer a variety of medical services including diagnostic imaging, orthopedics, robotic surgery, urology, women's services, and our cardiac catheterization laboratory.

Essential Functions

*Performs general patient care to patients in a role under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

*Assists patient with hygiene, mobility, and nutritional needs.

*Provides routine treatments and maintains a safe and clean environment.

*Records patient information in the medical record in accordance with policy, state and federal requirements

*Keep patient clean and dry (i.e., change gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes wet or soiled).

*Change bed linens. Keep linens tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under the patient..

*Assist patient with bowel and bladder function (i.e., take to bathroom, offer bedpan, urinal, portable commode, etc.)

*Records intake and output records as instructed.

*Assist patients in preparing for medical tests (i.e., lab work, x-ray, therapy, dental, etc.)

*Assist patients in preparing for activity and social programs (i.e., church services, parties, visitors, etc.)

*Assist in transporting patients to/from appointments, activities, and social programs, etc. as necessary.

*Assist with lifting, turning, moving, positioning, and transporting patients into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc.

*Assist patients to walk with or without self-help devices as instructed.

*Perform functional maintenance activities as directed..

*Provide eye and ear care (i.e., cleaning eyeglasses/hearing aids, etc.) as instructed)

*Assist in preparing the patient for a physical examination.

*Obtain height and weight on admission and as indicated and records in medical record.

*Measure and record temperatures, pulse, respirations (TPR's) and blood pressures (B/P's) as instructed.

*Answer patients call lights promptly and ensure within reach.

*Report injuries of an unknown source, including skin tears and bruises.

*Provide indwelling catheter care.

*Provide perineal care.

*Keep residents' water pitchers clean and filled with fresh water (on each shift), and within easy reach of the resident, if indicated.

*Serve between meal and bedtime snacks.

*Perform after meal care (i.e., remove trays, clean resident's hands, face, clothing, take to bathroom, brush teeth, clean dentures, etc.)

*Check rooms for food articles (i.e., food in proper container, unauthorized food items, etc.)

*Attend and participate in scheduled training and educational classes to maintain current certification as a Nursing Assistant and annual requirements.

*Transports and discharges patients.

*Competent in unit-specific tasks and skills as defined by unit-specific competency list; documents according to unit-specific policies and guidelines.

*Communicates appropriate information regarding the patient's condition to the RN and other members of the healthcare team.

*Maintains a clean, safe, and organized unit.

*Receives and processes incoming calls, patient calls and guest requests.

*Transports and delivers items and equipment throughout the facility.

*Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.

*Respects the rights and privacy of others and holds staff member information in strict confidence.

*Maintains regular attendance and complies with time and attendance policy and procedure.

*Adheres to South Lake Hospital's policies and procedures; Mission, Vision and Values statements; Code of Conduct.

*Ensures compliance with all regulatory standards including Federal, State, local and Joint Commission.

*Prioritizes workload to manage multiple priorities.

*Uses problem-solving skills to meet goals.

*Enhances professional growth by participating in educational programs, current literature and/or workshops.

Other Related Functions

*Participates in nursing PI activities as assigned.

*Aware of legal issues, patient rights and compliance with the standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies.

*Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

*Knowledgeable of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpreting the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit/area/department's policies and procedures.

*Practices efficient use of supplies.

*Attends meetings and in-services.

*Completes all mandatory training.

*Performs other related duties as needed.

Education/Training *High school graduate or GED equivalency required. *Maintains current CNA certification with State of Florida

Licensure/Certification *Maintains current American Heart Association BLS for HCP certification.

Experience *Minimum of 3 months experience in related healthcare field preferred. *Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) preferred.

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