Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Central Washington Hospital
Department:
Schedule: Full Time Temporary
Shift: Day/Evening Shift
Hours: 6-8 Week Residency Program

Job Description

6-8 Week Nursing Assistant Residency

$500 initial sign on and an additional $500 bonus after:

Nursing Assistant Certification is obtained

The residency program is completed

Successful completion of 90-day probation period after assigned to a department

* Requires a one year commitment

Position Summary:

A novice, new graduate of a nursing assistant training program or a nursing assistant who has less than 6 months experience in a setting outside of acute care. The Nursing Assistant Resident will work with a CNA preceptor to deliver care and assist patients with activities of daily living, provide basic nursing care task to patients, and assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment. Effectively interacts with patient, significant others, and other health team members, while maintaining professionalism. Care provided is under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse in charge of the patient and/or unit. The Residency Program includes classroom as well as direct clinical experiences.

Essential Functions:

1. Demonstrates communication and interactions in accordance to Confluence Health Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance.

2. Perform related assignments and tasks as requested to promote positive visitor, family, and staff relations.

3. Provides high quality patient care in a caring and compassionate manor. Reports any observed change in patient condition or behavior promptly to the nurse. Ensures patient care tasks are completed timely.

4. Maintain confidentiality of all patient-hospital or physician related information. Refrain from gossip and speak in low tones in all appropriate areas.

5. Collaboratively works with CNA preceptor and patients primary care RN to provide high quality care.

6. Performs or assists with duties as outlined in the CNA Scope of Practice under the direction of the Registered Nurse and collaboration of CNA preceptor.

Demonstrates competence in providing morning, evening, and general care routines in accordance with established nursing care procedure to ensure patients’ comfort and safety.

Takes and records vital signs, height, weight, intake and output, and other measurements as applicable, in an accurate and timely manner. Reports all variations from normal to the RN in charge of the patient.

Obtains finger stick blood glucose as delegated by the RN unless working in an area where this is prohibited.

Prepares patients for meals, assists in feeding patients (if necessary), distributes fresh water and other nourishment according to patients’ needs.

Assists patients with elimination needs.

Ambulates/Transfers patients using proper body mechanics and patient safety techniques.

Assists nurse in treatment procedures as needed.

Documents accurately and timely in the patient medical record.

7. Maintains a safe and sanitary environment.

Identifies patient by name and checks patient’s name band for correct identification.

Demonstrates knowledge of safety policies and procedures; knows/practices proper body mechanics.

Demonstrates knowledge of infection control and isolation procedures and policies.

Participates in hospital emergency and disaster drills

8. Actively participates in the learning process, able to incorporate learned tasks and experience to ensure high quality patient care.

9. Participates in evaluation/improvement processes throughout the Residency. Assumes responsibility for own professional development and personal growth.

10. Adheres to Confluence Health and Central Washington Hospital/Wenatchee Valley Hospital policies and unit standards as applicable.

11. Other duties as assigned.

Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

Qualifications:

Required:

    • Successful completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant State Board Exam within 60 days of Residency Program.

    • Graduate of an accredited nursing assistant program.

    • High School Diploma or GED.

    • Complete general hospital orientation and acceptance into the CNA Residency program.

    • Eligible to obtain Medical Assistant: Registered certification where applicable (application completed during the hiring process).

    • Possess basic computer skills.

    • Completion of BLS certification within first 30 days of residency.

Additional Information

Who We Are: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals and more than 40 medical specialties, to provide comprehensive medical care in North Central Washington. With over 270 physicians and 150 advanced practice clinicians, Confluence Health is the major medical provider between Seattle and Spokane. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, safe, compassionate, and cost-effective care close to home. Staying on the leading edge of healthcare innovation is important, so we invest in technology--to provide better care for our patients and allow our providers to operate at the highest level. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner. Our Vision: To become the highest value rural healthcare system in the nation that improves health, quality of life, and is a source of pride to those who work here.

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