Mercy Medical Center Clinton Certified Nursing Assistant - 6 South Acute Care in Silver Spring, Maryland

Department:

MD140_30010 6 South Acute Care

Expected Weekly Hours:

12

Shift:

Night Shift

Position Purpose:

This 30-bed medical specialty unit provides care to medical and oncology patients having a variety of complex medical needs including chemotherapy administration, radioactive iodine (I-131) treatments, intensive pain, symptom management, palliative care treatment and end of life care. Patient care is provided by a team of highly skilled nurses who work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

Job Description Details:

General Summary:

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) may be assigned to function in either the Health Unit Coordinator or Nursing Assistant role. When functioning in the Nursing Assistant role, the CNA works under the delegated authority of a registered nurse to perform a nursing function within their scope of practice and assist the nurse in collecting data for a nursing assessment under the supervision of a nurse. The CNA provides quality nursing care to patients; implements specific procedures and programs; coordinates work within the department, as well as with other departments; reports pertinent information to the immediate supervisor; responds to inquiries or requests for information; and assists the immediate supervisor with tasks to support department operations.

This job description, performance appraisal and competency assessment applies to all Certified Nursing Assistants who have successfully met performance expectations for the CNA. The employee supports the Mission of CHE Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum licensure/certification required (if applicable):

Certification as a nursing assistant by the Maryland Board of Nursing

High school diploma

BLS certification

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

Current knowledge of nursing skills within their scope of practice. Computer and audiovisual skills using various applications and technologies: Internet, email, word processing, wireless phone, pager. Ability to obtain and retrieve data. Effectively read, speak, write, compose and comprehend English. Effective eye and hand coordination. Effective problem-solving skills. Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize. Ability to work well with individuals and groups.

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements : Ability to lift patients/patient care equipment up to 35 pounds. Must be able to push, pull, and move patients and patient care equipment. Must be able to bend body downward at the waist and be able to kneel. Must be able to utilize a computer for periods of time throughout the shift.

Visual Acuity : The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly at distances close to the eyes; discern and distinguish colors.

Auditory Acuity: Must have sufficient acuity to identify auditory alarms in noisy environments.

Environmental Conditions : The worker is subject to hazards associated with a hospital environment.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to a manager or director

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.