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CNA Unit Clerk Full Time Days Patient Care Services Lake Placid in Lake Placid, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
    Patient Care
  • Travel
    Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Sebring Wauchula Lake Placid

Job Description


Work Hours/Shifts

Full Time Days

Florida Hospital Heartland

As part of the Adventist Health System (AHS), the Florida Hospital mission mirrors the faith-based healthcare AHS provides throughout the country. Florida Hospital Heartland carries on the AHS mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ each day. We believe our work is a sacred calling, and we treat each patient with the compassionate spirit of Christ. 
As faith-based, non-profit hospitals in the heartland of Florida, provide the highest quality care to our family, friends and neighbors in Highlands and Hardee counties. Our state-of-the-art equipment and treatments bring healing to thousands of inpatients and outpatients each year. It’s through the shared dedication to our mission that our hospital has grown and continues to help our community year after year.

You will be responsible for:

  • 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 patients’ 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 patient’s requests.
    • Participates as part of the multidisciplinary care team as directed.
  • Maintains current clinical, technical and professional competencies.
    • Accepts responsibility for one’s own professional standards.
    • Accepts responsibility for one’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)
  • Other duties as assigned.

What will you need?

  • 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
  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or Equivalent required
  • Medical terminology preferred
  • Previous CNA Experience preferred
  • Previous 12 lead EKG experience preferred (Emergency Department only)
  • Florida C.N.A. License required
  • BLS required
  • CPI prior to or within 6 months of employment (Emergency Department and Behavioral Health Unit)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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