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CNA

Mount Sinai Hospital
Sinai Health System
Type Full time Posted 9/2/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/19/2014
IL - Illinois (All) - Chicago Referral - n/a -    
 
CNA
Location:Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
Required Education:High School/GED
License/Certification/Registration Required:1 year of experience required
Job Details:

    General Summary/basic PURPOSE OF JOB: The unlicensed assistant personnel perform(s) direct patient care and a variety of clinical and environmental tasks delegated by, and under the direction of the Registered Nurse.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
    Accepts and carries out assignments from Radiation Oncologist in consideration of unit needs and as appropriate to clinical experience.
    Answers call lights promptly. Appropriately responds to patient needs and refers patient’s needs beyond level of authority and/or expertise to the patient’s nurse.
    Provides general comfort measures to patients including, but not limited to: positioning, turning, back rubs, linen changes, ambulating, dangling, sitting, walking, and offering bed pan.
    Cares for patients in a manner that demonstrates understanding of their cognitive, physical, emotional and age specific needs.
    Performs patient care rounds and anticipates patient care needs.
    Meets patients safety needs by always-identifying self and role prior to performing patient care activities. Identifies patient by name and verifies with I.D. band.
    Maintains patient safety at all times. Identifies needs for Fall Prevention Program. Implements Fall Prevention measures. Applies soft limb restraints, Posey vests, or belts according to manufactures instructions and policy and procedure standards as directed by RNs.
    Uses proper body mechanics, resources and/or equipment to safely move patients in bed, position them appropriately, and transfer them to chair/wheelchair or to stretcher.
    Turns and positions patients at high risk for skin breakdown every two hours. Documents measures implemented on skin flow sheet.
    Provides and assists patient personal hygiene: oral, perineal, QAM, QHS, and PRN. Shaving, shampoo and hair care provided as needed.
    Meets patient’s elimination needs by offering bedpan, urinal, and assistance to commode or to bathroom as needed.
    Maintains patient safety at all times.
    Uses proper body mechanics, resources and/or equipment to safely move patients in bed, position them appropriately, and transfer them to chair/wheelchair or to stretcher.

    MINIMUM Education:
    · High School graduate or GED required. · Graduate of Basic Nursing Assistant Program required.
    MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:
    · Minimum one-year hospital/comparable experience within the last 5 years preferred.
    REQUIRED LICENSES, Certificates, Registrations:
    · Certified by Illinois Department of Public Health. · Current CPR Healthcare Provider Status.
    Schedule:Full Time
    Shift:Day Shift
    Hours:7am-3pm