The CNA 1 staffs various units throughout St. Charles Health System. These departments include Med/Surg, Medical, Surgical, Ortho/Neuro, Pediatrics, Inpatient Rehab, Intensive Care Units, Emergency, Procedural departments and floats. These departments provide 24/7 specialized care to patients throughout their hospitalization and discharge.
The CNA 1 provides patient and family focused care as a CNA 1 and part of the health care team in accordance with the St. Charles Health System mission, philosophy, policies and procedures and within the parameters established by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.
Reviews and follows directions in the delivery of care of assigned patient(s) within their scope of duties.
Alerts nursing staff if there is a change in the patient’s behavior or condition or the patient requires assistance or other nursing intervention outside the scope of practice of the CNA 1.
Provides and contributes to a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests. Supports the Nursing team in decreasing harm across the continuum of patient care as authorized per the duties and standards of the CNA 1 role.
Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with hospital policies, procedures and regulatory agencies.
Transport patients, blood, specimens and other items as needed.
Answer call lights as needed.
Reinforces teaching to patients and families regarding basic health care needs.
Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.
Participates in activities that promote professional growth and development of self and others.
Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff, patients, and guests.
Identifies work-related problems with possible solutions and implements solution(s) (within scope of duties), as appropriate.
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.
Participates in creating intentional relationships and demonstrates focused attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.
Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients in a caring way, including introducing oneself and explaining role in patient’s care, asking the patient his or her preferred name, sitting with the patient to determine his or her care goals, active listening, communicating effectively and appropriately through touch, eye contact, etc.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.
Required: As required by certification.
Willingness to take additional courses as requested.
Required: Certified Nursing Assistant – Level 1 with the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification.
Preferred: Previous CNA experience.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS.
Strong team working and collaborative skills.
Ability to multi-task and work independently within scope.
Attention to detail.
Basic to intermediate ability and experience in computer applications, specifically electronic medical records system and MS Office.
Ability to sit for long periods of time remaining alert and monitoring patient
Maintains competency in supportive care for the patient, operates equipment safely and properly, and carries out nursing orders within the scope of practice of the CNA 1.