Care Team Associate / CNA
Under general supervision of a registered nurse, performs routine tasks in patient care. Essential Function/Duties:
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: *Experience:
- Under direct supervision of the RN and in collaboration with the patient and family, systematically and continually monitors the patient's health status and implements the plan of care.
- Carries out physician and nursing orders as directed by the RN.
- Takes/records blood pressures, temperatures, pulse and weighs patients.
- Performs blood glucose monitoring.
- Monitors intravenous infusions and transfusions as directed by RN.
- Sets up and discontinues telemetry monitor.
- Collects specimens as directed.
- Applies sterile dressings, removal of sutures, staples and/or drains.
- Performs all sterile procedures as assigned.
- Performs stomal irrigation and applies colostomy pouches.
- Performs oral and tracheostomy suctioning.
- Administers tube feedings to patients.
- Takes emergency actions as required.
- Performs all treatments and procedures as defined on initial skills checklist.
- Reports symptoms and significant changes in patient's condition or behavior to RN.
- Assists with admission, discharge and transfer process.
- Transports patients to and from various treatment centers when necessary; assists transporters in moving patients in and out of stretchers and wheelchairs.
- Keeps the patient's room in clean and orderly condition; makes beds, replaces soiled linen.
- Assists in restocking rooms with supplies and equipment as directed.
- Duties may be performed for one patient or more than one patient.
- When assigned to one patient, provides care, observes the patient and does not leave the patient alone.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Six (6) months experience in a healthcare setting OR
- completion of a health related vocational education course of at least 3 months OR
- completion of the first semester of clinical education in an associate or bachelor's degree program for a health care discipline.
Physical Requirements (with or without accommodation):
- Knowledge of basic nursing techniques and procedures.
- Ability to communicate effectively, and follow written and oral instructions; and to maintain effective working relations with others.
- Must be able to climb, kneel and stoop and perform assigned duties.
- Work requires frequent walking, standing, pushing, moving and lifting of objects.
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