Providence Health & Services Certified Nursing Assistant II - Swing Bed in Seward, Alaska
Providence is calling a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) II (Swing Bed, Variable Shift, 0.9 FTE) to Providence Seward Medical Center in Seward, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
Possesses knowledge of the Hospital and National Patient Safety Goals: Uses at least two ways of identifying patients, name and date of birth. Uses hand cleaning guidelines, before and after patient contact. Exercises all preventative measures in patient fall prevention. Participates in quality improvement related initiatives.
Communicates effectively and works collaboratively with the RN or other caregivers regarding patient issues, family issues, MD issues, equipment, and dietary needs to ensure team success. Communicates in a compassionate manner to patients, families, and visitors.
Assists in the patient admitting, transfer, and discharge procedure. Transports patients via wheelchair and stretcher.
Checks and restocks supplies and emergency equipment and replaces as instructed. Maintains and operates multiple pieces of equipment in a safe and effective manner to improve patient care.
Measure and records vital signs, weights, bowel records, meal and fluid intake, admission paperwork, and other required documentation in the electronic medical record. Reports changes observed in patients to the Nurse in a timely manner.
Assists with and/or performs restorative and rehabilitative procedures as outlined and assigned by the care plan and with appropriate training. Provides range of motion exercises as outlined and assigned by the care plan and with appropriate training.
Prepare and serve meals, between meals, bedtime and other nutritional snacks per posted menu and stated preferences of the patient. Responsible for following all food safety rules (ServSafe), monitoring and documenting refrigerator, freezer and dish machine temperatures. Maintains and monitors inventory in kitchen, and orders food as needed.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Completed training as a Certified Nursing Assistant
Current State of Alaska CNA certification
New CNA graduates and candidates that hold a current, unencumbered nurse assistant certification or registration from another U.S. state must obtain the State of Alaska certification within 4 months of hire
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification
Current ServSafe food handlers’ certification within 4 months of hire
6 months of health care experience
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
High School graduate or GED
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Healthcare Providers
About Mountain Haven
Providence Mountain Haven is the first Green House® home in Alaska, which is includes 4-lodges, each with 10-Elders. Teams are self-managed, have consistent staffing, and have strong patient to caregiver ratio. Caregivers typically have 5:1 patient ratio and work 12-hour shifts. Nestled against Iron Mountain, in Seward, AK, it is a great home for Elders to live out their later years! http://alaska.providence.org/locations/psmh/Pages/default.aspx
About Providence Seward Medical Center
Providence Seward Medical and Care Center is a 6-bed critical access hospital and 40-bed long term care facility providing quality health care to residents and visitors. Our team of physicians, nurses, and support staff deliver compassionate, quality care to all patients. We care for the patients ranging from infants to the elderly with services including, primary care, emergency, inpatient, swing bed, lab, radiology, therapies and nursing home care.
Located only 125 miles south of Anchorage on Resurrection Bay, Seward offers a small community feel and access to a multitude of world class outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing and hiking.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant
Req ID: 260313