Unit Clerk & Certified Nursing Assistant AdventHealth Sebring
Location Address: 4200 Sun 'n Lake Boulevard Sebring, FL 33872
Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Sebring
Faith Based & Mission driven Facility
Largest Employer in the County
Surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Floridaâ™s oldest State Park
Close knit community with a home town family feel
2 hours to just about any beach on either Coast
This combined role includes the duties of the Unit Clerk and the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) working under the supervision of the LPN and/or RN. All duties related to the patient care area will be carried out in accordance with the hospital mission, physician and patient expectation.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
All essential functions must be performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Assists in the patient/family care using established techniques with the multidisciplinary team.
Follows the principals of AIDET in all patient and family interactions.
Assists the patient with activities of daily living as ordered by the physician
Distributes food trays to patients. Assists patient with tray preparation and feeding as required.
Maintains the patient's environment in manner that promotes cleanliness, patient comfort and patient safety.
Responds to patient call lights/bells, cares for the needs of the patient according to her/his skill level.
Prepares the room to receive a new admission: zeros the bed scale, personal care items, linen, vital sign equipment, etc.
Welcomes new admission, orients patient to room.
Transfers patients from beds onto stretchers or beds or into wheelchairs with assistance of other patient care personnel when required.
Ensures patient and personal safety by following proper lifting and patient transporting techniques.
Provides patients with fresh water at established intervals
Documents personal care, intake and output, vital signs and weights as outlined in policy.
Performs patient care as delegated following hospital policies.
Participates in the patient/family care, utilizing established techniques as part of the multidisciplinary team
Incorporates principles of infection control, fire & safety, and biohazardous waste handling into daily routines.
Maintains clinical competencies for patient population.
Collects patient specimens (urine, stool, sputum), labels at bedside comparing two unique patient identifiers, and send to lab for analysis according to protocol and communicate to nurse.
Promptly reports changes in patientsâ™ status to the appropriate RN/LPN promptly.
Recognizes emergency situations and acts appropriately.
Prepares and maintains patient medical records from admission through discharge to facilitate organization, completeness and accuracy of the records system for the unit.
Demonstrates the assembling of patient records in chart as per hospital methodology.
Serves as a liaison between patients/families, staff and the medical staff.
Demonstrates techniques of receiving and directing patients and visitors. Answering routine inquiries and making referrals/consults.
Demonstrates correct labeling of all forms for charts with two patient identifiers.
Maintains the unit census record up-to-date with admissions, transfers and discharges. Informs bed manager of bed availability. Facilitates patient flow. Accurately maintains the Emergency Department log.
Accurately reconciles the unit midnight census including verification of bed accommodation codes and isolation status.
Maintains downtime forms and downtime chart packets. Efficiently performs tasks required in preparation for scheduled downtime. Supports staff activities during downtime to assure accurate and timely documentation. Prepares downtime forms for scanning after each downtime.
Instruct on process of Downtime procedures and cabinets to be kept stocked.
Demonstrate and Teach Basic work Process, Knowledge of Rules and regulations.
Complete procedures via hospital policies and procedures in relation to order entry system.
Print KIAC report daily at 5 am and 5 pm.
Receives and process physician orders to assist medical/nursing staff to assure prompt, efficient timely care of all patients.
Consistently uses the Patient Access List (PAL) to monitor and when appropriate process physician orders. Informs the responsible nurse of new orders, STAT orders, and critical test results. Accurately processes physician consult requests, schedules requested procedures and secures needed equipment.
Demonstrate phone etiquette when speaking with physicians or other medical staff.
Document appropriately on all contacts, date, time.
Maintains accurate focus on communication.
Demonstrates effective communication skills, patience, and the ability to explain information to others.
Assists with development and participates in Performance Improvements process and data collection.
Communicates and implements changes in policies/procedures.
Communicates, collects, and reports accurate patient care data to the appropriate team members.
Responds to patient call lights in a courteous manner within three rings and informs the responsible caregiver of patientâ™s requests.
Participates as part of the multidisciplinary care team as directed.
Maintains current clinical, technical and professional competencies.
Accepts responsibility for oneâ™s own professional standards.
Accepts responsibility for oneâ™s own actions by initiating the incident report mechanisms
Attends a minimum of 75% of scheduled staff meetings annually.
Attends mandatory hospital in-services annually.
Complies with departmental, divisional and hospital policies and standards.
Demonstrates awareness of the rising costs of healthcare and implements budgetary containment measures.
Maintains equipment in its proper working condition; identifies malfunctioning equipment and takes appropriate action.
Seeks and accepts constructive criticism and implements actions designed for self-improvement.
Assists in the organization and operations of the unit via guidelines, policy, and procedures.
Performs ordered 12-lead electrocardiogram as directed by RN (Emergency Department only)
Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.
Personal qualities such as kindness, compassion, understanding, integrity, respect, sense of humor, discretion and confidentiality.
Ability to communicate verbally in English and in written form with persons of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective and professional manner.
Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.
Critical thinking / problem solving skills
Teamwork, tact and conflict resolution
Organizational, multitasking and prioritization skills
Performs accurate documentation within the electronic medical record
Basic computer skills
Customer service skills
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Minimum of a High School Diploma or Equivalent
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
The following statement applies to any AdventHealth Job Description that specifies under â˜Knowledge and Skills Requiredâ™ that a Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support(PALS) certification or proof of competency is required upon hire.
BLS, ACLS, PALS
A new hire may begin employment provided the facility has the ability to facilitate the successful completion of the required AHA BLS program prior to any patient contact. This may be achieved using web-based training with voice-assisted manikin skills check off (ie: Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) Program or Heartcode) or instructor-led training.
Florida C.N.A. License or Completion of Fundamentals of Nursing (transcript) upon hire
BLS - condition of employment
CPI prior to or within 6 months of employment (Emergency Department and Behavioral Health Unit)
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.