Tenet Healthcare CNA Telemetry FT Days Lakewood Regional in Lakewood, California

Certified Nursing Assistant

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including amatching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generoustuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select positions.

Lakewood Regional Medical Center is proud to be an integral part of the surrounding community. From orthopedics to cardiac care to urology, we’ve received many designations for quality care. Although we appreciate these prestigious honors, we are most honored by the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones. We’re committed to finding new ways to improve and make our hospital the best place for patients, physicians and employees. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you, and we are here any time you need help.

Job Summary:

Provides basic patient care under the supervision of the RN team member.

Technicaland Job Specific Skill:

Telephone Skills - must demonstrate hospital telephone etiquette by answering the phones promptly, courteously and by identifying department and self.

Policy/Procedures - Is aware of and follows all hospital and department policies and procedures.

Teamwork - Promotes positive co-worker relationships through teamwork and cooperation. Understands and supports the needs of individuals in other departments and promotes conflict resolution. Shares information, work knowledge and experience with co-workers, physicians, and students in a non-threatening manner. Offers assistance and promptly responds to requests.

Productivity - Maintains high productivity and performs efficiently regardless of whether the work volume is high or low. Appropriately prioritizes work activities. Responds to difficult situations with self-control and a positive attitude. Makes decisions independently and knows when to ask for assistance. Exercises good judgment and arrives at sound decisions.

Basic Patient Care:

  • Performsbasic nursing tasks providing for patient’s physical hygiene, includingbathing, hair care, bowel care, oral care, and measures vital signs, includingpain level.

  • Reactsappropriately in an emergency.

  • Takesprecautions against infections following Standard Precautions and appropriateisolation techniques.

  • Utilizesproper positioning techniques to maintain patient’s body alignment and preventcomplications.

  • Isable to meet the age specific needs of patients as directed by the team leader.

  • Assistsin meeting the nutrition and hydration needs of the patients.

  • Assistsin the healing and prevention of skin lesions.

  • Collectsspecimens as requested.

  • Isaware of the functional status of the patient (i.e., knows transfer techniques,total hip precautions).

  • Meetsthe care needs of the patient and family, including age specific requirementsand cultural and religious needs.

Communicates:

  • Answerscall lights promptly.

  • Keepsclinical manager/staff nurse informed of any problems.

  • Documentsappropriately.

  • Promptlyreports changes in patient signs and symptoms to staff nurse. Reports unusualoccurrences (i.e., patient injuries or falls).

Information Management:

  • Utilizesinformation systems promptly and efficiently (i.e., Omninotes, diet listcomputer, page system).

  • Promptly notifies appropriate staff of patientdischarge or transfer.

Equipment:

  • Safelyand correctly utilizes patient care equipment (i.e., bed and chair alarm, Hoyerlift, mattress overlay, scales, Horizon Pump, CPM, etc.).

  • Stocks unit.

  • Orders supplies.

Unit Involvement:

  • Attends50% of staff meetings.

  • Has knowledge of unit goals and expectations.

  • Follows hospital policies and procedures.

  • Refers to supervisor, charge nurse, or teamleader when unfamiliar situations arise.

  • Attends all mandatory courses as designated.

  • Demonstrates responsibility for self-developmentby participating in learning activities to obtain skills to meet gaps asidentified in collaboration with supervisor.

  • Participates in Process Improvement activitiesas appropriate.

  • Orients new staff members to unit.

Patient Rights:

  • Upholds all patient rights.

  • Treats all patients, families, and co-workers ina polite and respectful manner.

  • Reports immediately any issues where patientrights might be compromised to supervisor, charge nurse, or team leader.

Performs any and all duties and responsibilities that may be assigned.

Training and Experience:

Mandatory:

  • High School graduate or equivalent.

  • Current California Nurses AssistantCertification.

  • Current BLS provider.

Preferred:

  • One year acute care experience as a CNA.

Job: Nursing

Organization: Lakewood Regional Medical Center

Title: CNA Telemetry FT Days Lakewood Regional

Location: CA-Lakewood

Requisition ID: 1805047206