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Part Time CNA- Intermediate Care Unit

Company: ThedaCare
Location: Appleton
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

Why ThedaCare?

A respectful and challenging work environment, supportive colleagues, vibrant communities, and the great feeling that comes with making a difference in other people's lives. These are just a few of the reasons to choose ThedaCare as the home for your career!

We are looking for team members who put our patients and families at the center of their work; who have an unrelenting passion for safety and quality; and who will contribute to a great working environment where everyone can do their best.Job Description Summary :Under the supervision of the LPN, RN, or nurse leader, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) performs patient-centered, evidence-based nursing care activities to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of the patient. Through collaborative practice with all members of the care team, is responsible for patient outcomes that meet the high quality of care provided by ThedaCare. Contributes to the goals of the department by being accountable for the delivery of compassionate, safe care and demonstrated commitment to continuous growth and professional development.

The Intermediate Care/ Medical Unit located at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Appleton is a 24-bed high-intensity care unit. We care for critically ill but stable patients who may have an increased risk of their condition becoming unstable or of experiencing a life-threatening event compared to patients on a standard medical-surgical unit.

The unit does multi-disciplinary rounding that's inclusive of a comprehensive assessment by interpreting multiple, sometimes conflicting data, to formulate an individualized plan of care for patients while advocating for patient's rights from the patient/family perspective, coordinates health care and alternative services. Patients typically require high-intensity monitoring and/or nursing resources. This may include extensive wound management, pulmonary interventions, frequent neurological assessments, cardiac dysrhythmias, and management of continuous intravenous drips (such as nitroglycerin and insulin).

Common admission diagnoses include sepsis, alcohol withdrawal, COPD exacerbation, pneumonia, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), and acute CHF exacerbation. Many of our patients have chronic co-morbidities that requires skillful management during their acute illness, including diabetes, CHF, chronic kidney disease, and COPD.Job Description:KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: 1. Performs delegated patient care activities using evidence-based practice and specific competencies for the patient population served. 2. Assists in meeting the care needs of the patient in collaboration with the care team to ensure quality, cost-effective safe patient care practices. 3. Demonstrates clinical expertise in the provision of care in the clinical specialty assigned and performs all functions of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), which are age appropriate, developmentally sensitive, and culturally specific. 4. Respectfully addresses situations or decisions to ensure patient concerns and needs are met. 5. Identifies ways to improve the patient's experience of care, streamline care processes, and lower costs to improve patient, family, and team member satisfaction. 6. Identifies and escalates patient risk to prevent crises. 7. Demonstrates professional and therapeutic relationships with patients, families, team members, and providers. 8. Reinforces patient education to improve care outcomes and safe patient practices. 9. Performs and documents patient cares including personal hygiene, mobility, activities of daily living, and vital signs, and ensures the care environment promotes patient safety. 10. Provides care to patients including collecting body fluids for testing and cultures, administering medications if applicable, and providing patient care as defined within the nursing plan of care and/or physician orders, within the scope of the CNA role.

QUALIFICATIONS: --- High school diploma or GED --- Valid State of Wisconsin CNA Certification --- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) or CPR certification for healthcare providers

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: --- Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing, and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of Fifty (50) pounds without assistance --- Job classification is exposed to blood borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job duties --- Manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to perform patient care procedures

WORK ENVIRONMENT: --- Frequent exposure to sharp objects and instruments --- Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock --- Occasional high noise level in work environment --- Standing and/or walking for extended periods of time --- Transporting, transferring, positioning patients and/or equipment from one location to another; little likelihood for injury if proper body mechanics and procedures are followed --- Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, and pharmacological agents --- Occasional contact with aggressive and or combative patients

0.3 FTE - 12 hours/week or 24 hours in an pay period

Variable ShiftsScheduled Weekly Hours:12Scheduled FTE:0.3Location:ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Appleton - Appleton,WisconsinOvertime Exempt:No

Keywords: ThedaCare, Appleton , Part Time CNA- Intermediate Care Unit, Healthcare , Appleton, Wisconsin

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