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Patient Care Associate, CNA - Certified Nurse Assistant - Med Surg

Company: Boulder Community Hospital
Location: Boulder
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Full time, Days. 36 hours/week. Pay Range is between $17.00 - $23.58/hr, depending on years of relevant and like experience. Those that do not possess a CNA, EMT, LPN, or MA License/Certification will be paid at a flat rate of $17.00/hr. Boulder Community Health is a Certified Level II Trauma Center. In 2022, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of our organization. We are honored to hold the awards of 2021 U.S. News & World 'Best Hospitals for Maternity Care', 2022 Best Hospital from Boulder Weekly, and Best Local Employer from Daily Camera. Come be part of an independent, community-focused health system; feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people's lives and positively contribute to the community. POSITION SUMMARY Performs duties that assist the caregivers and promotes effective departmental functioning. Direct patient care functions are under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN). JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education or Formal Training + High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.) + CNA certification or equivalent certification is preferred. Equivalent certifications include: EMT, MA, Military Medic or completion of 1st year of nursing core classes (not prerequisites for nursing school). CNA or equivalent certifications or Nursing core classes required for employees in 5046 job title. + BLS certification required within conditional period. Knowledge, Skill and Ability + Basic knowledge of asepsis and universal precautions + Basic knowledge of frequently used medical terminologies + Physical and mental stamina to perform job duties + Able to take directions from multiple staff and demonstrate the ability to set priorities Experience Hospital or other health care experience preferred. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Maintains Safe & Pleasant Environment+ + Places call light within reach of patient. + Places be in low position with brake on after making bed (unless post-op bed). + Maintains siderails in up position as indicated. + Assists in preparation of patient rooms and admission and transfers. + Orients patient to use of bed, call light, television, and telephone. + Tidies patient rooms and over bed tables by removing used and unneeded items. + Assists in stocking supplies as needed. + Removes trash and dirty linens as needed. Meals and Nourishment+ + Distributes drinking water and snacks to patients. + Maintains supply of cups in patient rooms and/or at patient bedside. + Distributes and picks up trays in timely fashion. + Assists in setting up meal trays and feeds appropriate patients. + Positions patients as needed for meals. + Records intake as delegated by nurse. + Follows patient fluid restrictions and calorie count orders as delegated by nurse. + Assures patients receive correct meal selections in accordance with provider orders. Patient Care (under direction of a nurse)+ + Answers patient call lights and performs appropriate follow-up in a timely manner. + Performs morning and evening ADLs (oral care, bathing, etc.). + Assists staff with repositioning and patient mobility. + Independently mobilizes patients. + Empties foley catheters, urinals, bedpans, commodes, urine hats and drains. + Assists patients to and from the bedside commode or bathroom. + Takes vital signs accurately and timely and reports to appropriate staff in a timely manner. About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, Colorado Uncompromising medical excellence delivered with respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built a strong reputation on these values. As community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinic locations, we remain dedicated to the evolving needs of our citizens and providing access to high-quality care. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Boulder lifestyle is conductive to enjoying the outdoors and brings a fresh perspective to healthcare practice. Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community. Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with competitive compensation and benefits, including health/dental/life, tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness center, Employee Wellness, Employee Activities & Discounts, and many more! EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace

Keywords: Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder , Patient Care Associate, CNA - Certified Nurse Assistant - Med Surg, Healthcare , Boulder, Colorado

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