CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT OR PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT - 2 LYNCH
Location: Lewes, Delaware
Internal Number: 8493
Summary: Under the supervision and direction of a Registered Nurse, the nursing assistant performs various duties in the care and treatment of patients in accordance with established methods and procedures of the Medical Center.
Other information: CNA or current Nursing Student enrolled in Nursing Program (must have completed 1 semester of clinical practice in nursing school).
Ability to read and write and do basic mathematical computations. Ability to work under pressure; able to relate to patients, hospital staff and visitors. Ability to perform routine repetitive duties using several well defined procedures under close supervision. Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
High School Diploma or Currently enrolled in High school with a projected graduation date within 1 year of hire date.
Current Certified Nursing Aid license in the State of Delaware.
Responsibilities: Patient hygiene: Consistently and independently provides direct patient care including bathing, mouth care, skin care, and ensures clean linen. Attentive to all of the patient's personal needs. Patient safety: Maintains a safe, clean environment for patients. Reports maintenance needs. Follows standard precautions and isolation protocols. Follows fall prevention policy. Follows standards for prevention of skin breakdown. Documentation: Accurately and promptly documents patient data including patient care, treatments, vital signs, and intake and output. Collection of specimens: Collects specimens following policy. Aware of specimens needed and is active in obtaining. Unit organization: Prepares patient rooms and beds for receiving patient admissions, returning surgical patients, transfers, or emergencies. Ensure patient rooms remain free of clutter. Maintains safe, clean and organized work area and equipment. Care and treatment: Assists with positioning, turning, lifting, and ambulating patients. Applies special equipment and completes treatments as directed. Accuchecks completed as directed. Nutritional care: Distributes food trays / sets up trays promptly. Assists or feeds patients as necessary. Removes trays in a timely manner and documents accurate intake. Distributes drinking water and other nourishment to patients throughout the shift. Patient rounds: Completes purposeful hourly rounds to assigned patients and anticipates patients needs. Responds promptly to call lights, patient requests, and initiates interventions. Reports: Promptly reports any changes observed in the condition or behavior of the patient to the nurse. Gives accurate Bedside Report as handoff to oncoming shift. Aware of changes in patient care plan and communicates this when handing off. Professional Accountability: Actively assists others and accepts additional duties or assignments. Timely completion of assigned education and annual competencies. Actively engaged in unit based councils and performance improvement. Recognizes unit needs and works to help facilitate solutions
Education: Nonessential: * High School Currently Enrolled
Education equivalent experience: Nonessential: * High School Diploma or Currently enrolled in High school with a projected graduation date within 1 year of hire date.
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.