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Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) - Float Pool

Company: Swedish
Location: Issaquah
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Description



Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC)



The job duties listed are essential functions of the position. However, other duties may be assigned, and may also be considered essential functions of the position.



The caregiver must be sufficiently fluent in the English language to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. The degree of fluency required will vary depending upon the nature of the position.



Caregivers are expected to honor the Mission, Values, Vision and Promise and adhere to the Code of Conduct, policies and standards of their organization.



For direct patient care roles: Performs and maintains currency of essential competencies as required by specific area of hire and populations served.



Works under supervision of the RN to provide care and service to patients and their families. Receives direction from the RN for delegation of tasks. Adheres to emergency policies and procedures associated with patient care.



Transports patients as directed.



Appropriately communicates and documents all daily activities and care provided to patient. Communicates and documents unusual and complex issues and changes in patient condition in a timely manner. Communicates and documents such actions accurately and legibly.



Provides patient care as directed by team RN and within scope of practice. Duties performed may include, but are not limited to: making and changing beds, assisting with ADL's, vital signs, urinary catheter care and removal, Intake & Output's, ambulation assistance, assisting patients to the bathroom, assisting patients with using a bedpan, assisting with pericare, assisting the patient with feeding, and performing chemstrip functions.



Performs courtesy patient rounds with frequency as delegated by the RN.



Answers the unit telephone and patient call system in a timely fashion.



Responds appropriately and timely to unit and patient alarms.



Collaborates with nurse and other team members to organize and prioritize functions necessary for patient admission and care delivery.



Responsible for restocking supplies after use, maintains appropriate core stocking levels, works with manager or designee to improve unit and individual routines to assure adequate room supply without excess or depletion. Notifies nurse manager and/or designee and makes recommendation for par level adjustments.



Works collaboratively to manage the use of supplies as directed, and charges for supplies used.



Responsible to set up and maintain the neatness of patient rooms. Cleans equipment as directed.



Maintains quality control logs such as for urine dip sticks, glucose controls, temperature log-book, and medication refrigerator temperatures.



Assists with patient admission, discharge, transfer, and associated documentation. Responsible for the documentation and the care of patient belongings.



Participates in system-wide emergency situations as directed.



Actively participates in unit, department, and system-wide educational activities including Quality Improvement programs as appropriate.



Competently performs assigned technical skills (i.e. bladder scans for PVR's, specimen collection and testing, traction and trapeze equipment setup, glucose monitoring, dressing changes, Oxygen Saturation, listening to pulse, printing monitor strips, etc.).



Able to perform the role of Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) as directed, by ensuring patient safety, taking responsibility for the environment of care and communicating with RN/charge RN/designee of changes to patient condition in a timely manner. Duties include performing patient care activities, and safety checks that align with system standard of care. Aligns patient safety, self-safety and environmental safety as equally important for best outcomes.



Performs other duties as assigned, to insure effectiveness of care delivery and unit function.



Required qualifications in this position includes:




  • Current certification as a certified Nursing Assistant in the State of Washington

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

  • Washington State Medical Assistant - Registered will be required with Swedish Medical Center facility application completed within 7 days of hire. Must obtain active license within 60 days of hire. Employee will not be authorized to practice independently for Point of Care until registration is obtained.




    Preferred qualifications in this position includes:




    • 6 months Experience in one of the following categories: --- Six months of acute care experience --- Acute or skilled experience will be waived if the applicant has demonstrated experience involving customer service in healthcare or other related industry and completion of an acute care NAC course --- Acute or skilled experience will be waived for students currently enrolled and in good standing at a traditional registered nursing program approved by the Nursing Quality Care Commission. At a minimum, satisfactory completion of one academic term (quarter or semester) that included clinical patient care experience is required. Strong preference will be given to students enrolled in a BSN program.




      Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally, and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.



      About the Issaquah Campus



      With advances in technology, an environmentally friendly design and new hospital infrastructure, the campus is designed to be different. The new campus provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient medical services including oncology, cardiac care, obstetrics, pediatric specialty care, emergency services, primary care and a host of other medical and surgical services and specialists.



      About Providence

      At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of "Know me, care for me, ease my way." Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we'll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

      Requsition ID: 123959
      Company: Swedish Jobs
      Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
      Job Function: Nursing
      Schedule: Part time
      Shift: Day
      Career Track: Nursing
      Department: 3904 SIS FLOAT POOL
      Address: WA Issaquah 751 NE Blakely Dr

      Swedish Health Services 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.
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      Our nonprofit Mission is clear: to improve the health and well-being of each patient we serve.
      We take care of everyone in our Greater Seattle community - including the uninsured or underinsured - and we make investments that improve access to care in living our Vision of "health for a better world." As one of our caregivers, your resilience and passion make our Mission a reality. In turn, we do our part to recognize and celebrate your achievements every day, empowering you to help others and grow in your career with us.

      Our commitment to diversity and inclusion
      Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is central to our mission. We engage in ongoing, robust recruitment practices for all levels and departments to bring the best and brightest talent to Swedish, prioritizing diversity in race, culture, gender identity or expression and sexual orientation, background, experience, talent and thought.
      We foster an inclusive workplace where caregivers of differing backgrounds and perspectives can experience a community of mutual respect, inclusivity and collegiality, and know unequivocally that diversity is valued.
      Benefits and Rewards
      You are valued as a Swedish caregiver.
      You strive towards health for all every day, and we value that drive to achieve. In return, we do everything we can to support you and your family. .
      Our family of organizations
      Swedish is an affiliate of Providence. We are a diverse network of organizations and offer a large variety of locations, services and specialties to match your career aspirations.
      The Providence family includes:









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