CNA/Monitor Technician/Unit Secretary - FT Nights

Location
Port Charlotte, Florida
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Nov 11, 2017
Ref
01371-6584
Specialty
OR / PACU
Contract Type
Permanent

Fawcett Memorial Hospital is located in the Tampa Bay area along Florida's Gulf Coast.  Celebrating over 40 years of providing quality healthcare to Charlotte County, our mission is to make each patient encounter an opportunity to heal, with care, and compassion and with dedication to excellence. Fawcett Memorial Hospital is a 237-bed, full-service acute care hospital serving Charlotte County and the surrounding areas since 1975. Clinical specialties include 24-hour emergency care center, a comprehensive ACoS CoC accredited cancer program, Joint Commission accredited Stroke Center of Excellence, accredited Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Joint Commission certified Orthopedic and Spine Centerwound management and hyperbaric medicineInpatient and Outpatient Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, state-of-the-art cardiovascular surgery program, sports & rehabilitation services, and many outpatient programs.

We are proud to be joined by over 350 of the areas most respected physicians. Fawcett has received the Americas Top 100 Hospital recognition by Healthgrades for 2015 which puts the facility in the top 2% in the nation for clinical excellence. What does all of this mean to you? It means that right here in Charlotte County, you have access to one of the best hospitals in the area.

Job Description:

Working under the supervision of a nurse, the CNA/Unit Secretary/Monitor Tech acts as the primary clerical resource for the unit as well as performs various patient care activities and monitors patients' EKG waveforms in a centralized monitoring station.   

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Bathes, dresses/undresses patients assist with personal hygiene.

  • Serves and collects food trays. Assists with patient feeding.

  • Transports, positions and drapes patients for exams and treatments.

  • Assists patients in ambulating.

  • Takes and records vital signs, weights and I & O.

  • Performs non sterile dressing changes.

  • Passes and collects bed pans.

  • Changes bed linens.

  • Performs a range of clerical duties that support the operations of the unit.

  • Acts as unit receptionist greeting and directing visitors.

  • Assists in the ordering, receipt and storage of supplies.

  • Assembles patient charts.

  • Answers unit telephone, transferring calls, determining when staff members should be paged and taking and forwarding messages.

  • Serves as an important link in the communication chain ensuring information is transmitted between nursing personnel, other hospital personnel,  physicians, patients, family members and other guests.

  • Assists in entering patient information in Meditech computer system.

  • Maintains nursing station in neat and orderly manner.

  • Completes special projects for unit director, supervisors and charge nurses.

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

  • Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members.

  • Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.

  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.

  • Orients and mentors new staff members.

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

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