St. Thomas More Hospital, a 25- acute care/critical access facilty, is the cornerstone of health care services for Fremont County and surrounding southern Colorado communtites. St. Thomas More offers 24-hour emergency and trauma services, inpatient acute care, intensive care unit, The Birth Center, diagnostic imaging, surgical services, rehabilitation services, sleep disorder center and more. St. Thomas More was rated five stars by Healthgrades® for Total Knee Replacement (2012-2017), Hip Fracture Treatment (2017), and Treatment of Sepsis (2017). Our physicians specialize in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology services, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pediatric health services. Associates of St. Thomas More enjoy the camaraderie of a close-knit community hospital, the relaxed feel of small town life and an affordable cost of living in a town rich in culture and historic architecture. Located 50 miles from Colorado Springs at the foot hills of the Rocky Mountains and the entrance to the Royal Gorge, locals and visitors alike enjoy this area for some of the state's best hiking, widllife and river sports like rafting and fishing. Learn more about our hospital and life in Southern Colorado by visitinghttp://www.stmhospital.org/.
Performs direct and indirect care in collaboration with team leaders including, but not limited to LPNs, RNs, Charge Nurse,
Adult Day Program, Assisted Living and Home Health services.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School diploma/GED or equivalent work experience in a relevant field (3 yrs +)
Graduate of accredited certification course
Minimum Experience Requirements
Previous experience working in a senior community preferred.
CO Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required
Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association required for facilities with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) preferred for facilities without an AED.
Position Duties (Essential Functions)
Direct Care – 60%
Provides care as assigned in a manner which ensures resident/patient comfort and safety according to policies and procedures. Duties may include, but are not limited to assisting with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's), lifting, transferring, vital signs, weight, peri-care, dressing, reminders for meals, toileting,
assisting with activities, appointments, etc. according to each facility's guidelines.
Collaboration – 20%
Reports status changes to charge nurse (or program leader) accurately and in a timely manner. Must be able to assist in orienting new CNAs and agency CNAs. Must keep current with information pertaining to the job by attending in-services, staff meetings, and special committees as assigned.
Informatics/Technology – 20%
Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient/resident care setting. Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient/resident charts and records. Document ongoing status, interventions, patient/resident response and outcomes in an accurate and timely manner. Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs constantly.
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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