Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.
Provides direct and indirect nursing care under the direction of a RN and in accordance with policies and procedures. Assumes personal accountability for organizational mission and core values.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Graduate of a Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Minimum Education Requirements
Six months previous CNA experience preferred.
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English
Basic computer skills
Previous customer service experience preferred
CNA - State Registered required
BLS - American Heart Association required
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Training preferred. CPI training required if sitting with M-1 holds
Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a * )
Assists with safe and appropriate delegated patient care tasks which are directly supervised by a Registered Nurse. Provides person-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the human experience in a collaborative fashion with other team members. Assists care team in achieving daily patient and family goals. Provides quality patient care, including comfort and hygiene measures, preventative skin care, safety measures, transport, and nutritional and elimination needs. May perform in a sitter role. *
Promptly answers call lights and responds to patient needs. Reports patient status changes and needs to Registered Nurse accurately and in a timely manner. *
Demonstrates effective use of clinical strategies to insure patient and associate safety. *
Communicates concerns regarding hazards or errors related to patients to the health care team. Uses Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation (SBAR) communication techniques. *
Accurately documents vital signs, input/output, nutritional intake, personal hygiene, weights and other patient care performed and reports findings promptly to Registered Nurse. Maintains thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records. *
With training, performs other administrative documentation as required by unit. *
Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care. Organizes and prioritizes work to be completed within assigned timeframe to promote consistent patient comfort. *
Ensures that work environment and patient rooms are neat and orderly to enhance unit and hospital image. Maintains and stocks nursing supplies. Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide work. *
Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other areas and is agreeable to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays, evening and night hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients and department. *
Assists with quality improvement, safety and regulatory functions as directed. Participates in process change to improve practice. Assists in training other CNAs, volunteers, students and other hospital personnel. Can perform as a preceptor to other Certified Nursing Assistants. Acts in a role of ambassador for visiting community members, as assigned. *
Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting. Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the Video Monitoring (VM) software. *
Maintains visual observation at all times. Verbally redirects patient over digital 2-way audio device that is in patient room. Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.*
Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly)
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