CNA / Health Unit Coordinator (Oncology) - Union (Days)
May 14, 2018
With a tradition of caring that began nearly 135 years ago, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, CO, is home to the nationally recognized Dorcy Cancer Center, a dedicated Joint Replacement Center, a nationally accredited Breast Center of Excellence (NAPBC) and the only hospital in Pueblo with da Vinci robotic surgical technology. St. Mary-Corwin provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Pueblo and the surrounding region. This hospital has long been known for providing exceptional service and leading-edge treatments and technologies by experienced and compassionate professionals with a commitment to uphold the highest standards of care. Our areas of specialty include trauma and emergency services, The Birth Place, stroke, cardiology, da Vinci minimally-invasive surgery, cancer and oncology, diabetes care/education, sports medicine and more. Residents of Pueblo enjoy a moderate cost of living within this modern, mid-sized community while experiencing everything great about life in Colorado including world-class nearby outdoor recreation, thriving local arts and culture, numerous parks, festivals and much more. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visiting http://www.stmarycorwin.org/.
This position is a combined position of both Health Unit Coordinator and Certified Nurse Assistant. This position is an upgraded position that requires the position holder to be competent in both the HUC and the C.N.A. job skills. These job skills and performance may be on separate days, or the position holder may be asked to perform a combination of the skills during the same shift day. These job skills are performed in collaboration with the healthcare team.
The HUC works in collaboration with the healthcare team, the HUC coordinates and prioritizes patient, physician and staff needs. The key essential job functions of this role include customer focus, coordination of provider-entered orders, communication, patient experience activities and time management.
The CNA works under the direction of the RN. The scope of responsibilities include: data collection related to patient care, administering treatments and procedures, communicating patient responses of the care provided to the RN. Under no circumstances may the CNA delegate tasks or supervise other members of the health team. The CNA will assume personal accountability for organizational mission, core, and SHARE values.
High school diploma or GED preferred
WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Medical Terminology, clerical skills, related experience preferred
Proficient in basic computer skills
Health Unit Coordinator with at least one year experience preferred.
Successful passing of written pre-assessment required. Completion of St. Mary-Corwin HUC orientation.
Nurse Aid certification from Colorado State Board
Current BLS certification required from American Heart Association
POSITION DUTIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
Organizational Standards (10%)
Demonstrates SHARE behaviors unit specific
Adheres to organizational policies and procedures
Meets all competencies and annual requirements
Professional Growth (10%)
Attends 75% of staff meetings
Attends 100% of mandatory sessions
Demonstrates attainment of professional goals mutually agreed upon with the Manager/designee.
Maintains license and required certification to meet job requirements. Provides documentation as per hospital procedure
Collaborates with all levels for active problem resolution utilizing SHARE concepts.
Participates on selected committees/task forces for exchanging information and problem solving to promote quality.
Participates in the health care team in all duties, as assigned.
Maintains professional growth and improves skills and knowledge through educational opportunities, both internal and external
Environment of Care (10%)
Familiar with Emergency Preparedness Plan and responds appropriately
Follows St. Mary-Corwin established infection control/OSHA safety workplace standards, while maintaining clean and orderly work in patient care areas.
Adheres to policies and procedures to maximize patient safety
Performs the quality controls/unit assignments as delegated or assigned
Maintains patient/facility confidentiality
Uses resources in a cost effective manner including helping to meet unit productivity standards.
Infection control standards are maintained through proper handwashing, utilization of standard precautions and following isolation procedures
Complete established documentation tools timely, accurately, and thoroughly
Clinical Practice (60%)
These functions are the functions during the duty as the HUC
Welcomes and greets patients/visitors. Directs/escorts customer to desired location
Triages patient call lights in a timely manner.
Communicates with patient, family members, visitors, physicians and associates in a competent, caring manner.
COORDINATION OF PROVIDER-ENTERED ORDERS:
Monitors the electronic record for new provider-entered orders, coordinating the completion of the orders with nursing staff and other departments as appropriate.
Competently utilizes computer technology to access and exchange data (ie lab results, interdepartmental communications)
Maintains non-EMR patient records as needed to ensure availability of accurate patient information.
Ability to use critical thinking skills competently in order to handle multiple tasks and fluctuating volumes.
Assists in the coordination of physician consults.
Proactively identifies and communicates clearly with all members of the team to ensure that everyone remains informed of tests, procedures, messages, new orders and needs of patients.
Effectively communicates with medical staff, nursing and other associates to ensure that timely care is delivered
PATIENT EXPERIENCE ACTIVITIES:
May be tasked with conducting patient rounds throughout the shift, asking if patients/visitors have needs; orienting all to the unit and patient room.
Participate on Patient Experience Committee.
Independently prioritizes tasks and maintains an uncluttered work environment.
Maintains adequate supplies. (Office and Medical)
Input of daily and special charges when required. Maintains/updates unit logs in timely manner.
Filing, logging, copying, scanning, reporting and other clerical duties as required.
Coordinates services from maintenance and other service departments as needed
Orients/precepts new staff as requested
These functions are the functions during the duty as the C.N.A.:
Protects patient by following fall risk precautions.
Understand and practices safety for patients that are placed in all types of restraints.
Assures safekeeping of patient's belongings by following established processes.
Meets the personal care need through:
male and female perineal care
Provides toileting assistance through:
bedpan and urinal usage
urinary drainage and ostomy devices
ambulation to bathroom
enemas as delegated by the RN
Collects noninvasive bowel and bladder specimens through delegation of the RN
Helps the patient meet nutritional needs:
Sets up meal tray and nourishments
Assist in feeding and/or providing adaptive equipment
Monitors and records correct diet and % of meal intake
Monitors and records accurate I&O's
Obtains and records accurate patient weights
Ambulates patient per order with appropriate use of assistive devices, including gait belts
Performs ROM and exercises at the direction of the RN
Arranges and/or provides safe transfers and transportation using appropriate equipment
Maintains working knowledge of bed applications
Observes and reports (to RN) change in patient conditions or behavior promptly, or any concerns regarding patient/family
Measures and records vital signs and promptly reports abnormal findings and/or changes to RN
Provides care appropriate to age group or special developmental needs of patients
Provides appropriate end of life and post-mortem care
* This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned.
Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)
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