PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.
Provides basic clinical support as delegated by the Emergency Department physician and works under direct supervision of the charge nurse in the Emergency Department to assist in the smooth functioning of the department by performing essential duties. Contributes toward quality patient care and achievement of the PeaceHealth and St. John Medical Center mission and values.
Directly responsible to the Charge Nurse on duty and supervised by RN and Manager.
1. Direct Patient Care:
1. Assists other team members in implementing plan of care by performing common procedures and tasks and documenting appropriately. Accomplishes assignments in an efficient and courteous manner. When directed, may apply cardiac monitor, oxygen and restraints.
2. Provides positive/friendly customer service to patients/visitors/families/co-workers.
3. Greets, identifies and assists patients and visitors arriving to the Emergency Department area to obtain medical intervention.
4. Assists with patient care and treatments including providing treatment supplies when needed, application of sterile dressings, restrain procedures, immobilization of extremities, cast and splint applications and documents per protocol.
5. Performs basic patient observation skills and reports significant changes in patient condition to the appropriate team member.
6. Maintains adequate supplies in each patient care area and assures that adequate stock is available. Retrieves equipment needed for patient care.
7. Performs clerical and communication functions to support departmental operations and patient care. May assist unit coordinator as directed by charge nurse. May include errands required by department.
8. Follows correct procedure for proper handling, disassembling and cleaning of equipment.
9. Responds to patients’ call lights and reports patient’s requests to the primary nurse/charge nurse or physician, as appropriate.
2. Indirect Patient Support:
1. Performs duties/tasks as assigned by nurses and/or physicians.
2. Participates as team member during disaster activities.
3. Cleans patient care area post patient discharge and sets up for new patient arrival. Checks patient care area, waiting area, employee lounge and nurses station for neatness, cleanliness and safety.
4. Assists as needed with order entry of physician orders, entering charges and daily paperwork.
5. Assures stock levels of department supplies are at PAR level and stored appropriately in patient rooms and storage area.
6. Assists Stores Clerk in ordering necessary stock items from Stores and Central Supply. Coordinates special supply orders with Emergency Department Manager or designee.
7. Assumes responsibility for keeping hallway and patient rooms free of clutter.
8. Attends department staff meetings and in-services.
9. Submits maintenance repair requests to Emergency Department Manager or designee.
1. Assists with transportation of patients as needed, which includes, but is not limited to x-ray, surgery, critical care, medical beds and vehicles.
2. Responsible for running errands, taking specimens to the laboratory, picking up items from Central Supply and locating equipment.
3. Assumes responsibility for answering phones and HEAR radio as needed.
4. Specific Clerical Duties:
1. Performs non-clerical duties involved in admits, transfers and discharge of patients including assembly of chart and obtaining signatures.
2. Assists with order entry as needed.
3. Responsible for monitoring and maintaining refrigerator.
4. Maintains patient confidentiality.
• High school diploma or equivalent required.
• Successful completion of ED-specific training component within probationary period.
• Minimum of one year prior experience as a Certified or Registered Nursing Assistant or as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is required.
• Prior acute care hospital experience is preferred.
• Previous ED experience is preferred.
• Knowledge of basic care procedures is required.
• Sufficient knowledge of English, spelling, and arithmetic to complete and compile reports, make out requisitions, maintain simple records and perform various clerical duties is required.
• Knowledge of medical and technical terms is required.
• State of Washington Nursing Assistant Certification is required
• BLS for Healthcare Providers is required.
Location: Longview, WA
Job Category: CNA/LPN/MA
Shift Length:10 Hours
Work Type: Part Time
Salary range starts at:$15.00
Required Certifications/Licensure:Basic Life Support; Certified Nurse Assistant - Washington
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
Posting Notes: Longview, WA || CNA/LPN/MA || Part Time || EMERGENCY SVCS