Nursing Assistant (CNA) Health Unit Coordinator - Hartford
Hartford, CT 06101
Aurora Health Care
Provides basic patient care in the clinical setting under the daily direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN). Performs delegated tasks in the patient care setting that support the environment of patient care. Performs clerical and system coordination for the nursing unit. Monitors and updates orders and schedules diagnostic and therapeutic services. Ensures unit census and patient location is current at all times. Coordinates nursing unit communications and activities.
Assists physicians and other health care team members with hospital systems as needed to access patient information, i.e., medical records, documentation systems. Supports communication required to facilitate patient care.
Assists the RN with the care of patients including bathing, oral hygiene, repositioning, ambulating, and feeding. Measures and documents blood pressures, TPRs (temperature, pulse, respiration), I & O (intake and output), daily weights, and other patient data as requested. Collects urine, stool, and sputum specimens as requested. Documents requested information and promptly communicates observations, concerns and needs of the patient to the RN.
Prepares patient rooms for admission/discharge and assists with the patient admission/discharge process. Ensures patient call light is in reach of patient at all times; answers call lights promptly. Keeps careful track and documentation of patient belongings.
Completes various errands as directed, including pick-up and delivery of trays, charts, specimens, reports, etc. Maintains and orders stock for nursing area; cleans equipment and work areas.
Coordinates tests and treatments with and between various departments for the patients on the nursing units. Maintains a working knowledge of the functions and services offered by all diagnostic and treatment departments in order to facilitate the scheduling of tests and treatments. Provides appropriate documentation.
Facilitates communications for the nursing unit, utilizing multiple-line telephone, floor paging and in-house systems, and the hospital information system. Screens incoming telephone calls. Monitors department office equipment and troubleshoots minor problems. Arranges repair of major malfunctions and advises direct report of same.
Utilizes various hospital computer systems, i.e., smartchart, documentation system. Processes daily patient charges and/or related procedures through the patient information system.
Accurately transcribes orders and seeks clarification as needed.
Compiles necessary chart forms for admissions, transfers, discharges and expirations. Obtains appropriate copies of medical records for transfers to nursing homes and other health care facilities.
Records patient's heart rhythm hourly and as changes occur. Runs telemetry strips for the Registered Nurse based on policy and procedure and notifies nursing staff promptly when there is an interruption in the telemetry signal. Provides daily inventory to maintain the correct number of transmitters and lead wires.
Nurse Aide in good standing with the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry.
Advanced training beyond High School that includes the completion of an accredited or approved program in Nursing Assistant.
No experience required
Medical terminology and keyboarding/word processing skills strongly preferred.Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to interruptions and changing priorities/workloads.High level of attention to detail essential.Maintains a working knowledge of drugs and their categories according to site/department specific policy.
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