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CNA - 4 South

Agnesian HealthCare

Location Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Department Patient Care Support
Posted 203 days ago -
Type: Full-Time Permanent
Reference ID: 19005246


Schedule: 3:00pm-11:30pm, every other weekend day shiftAt SSM Health, we know the healing power of presence begins with compassionate employees like you. As a CNA, you’ve chosen a career where patients matter—a lot. Our mission and values put the patient first and place you in a position to improve each day. At SSM Health, we know the healing power of presence begins with compassionate employees like you.In return, you can expect a work environment where:CNA's feel valued, respected and free to express themselves;Each employee finds meaning in work, leveraging skills and talents toward a greater purpose;Teamwork and collaboration is encouraged, while management is supportive.If you’re a patient advocate first…If you listen and respond with great care…If the needs, wants, and goals of each patient matter to you…Then we’d love to learn more! Please fill out your application today. Join a network of nurses just as kind and powerful as you. Agnesian HealthCare, A Member of SSM HealthAssists in performing a variety of nursing care services for patients.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIESReceives patient care assignment from the registered nurse (RN) in charge. Initiates delegated tasks based on demonstrated competence in performing nursing activities for specific patient age group served.Collects and documents data for the admission assessment and reassessment at specific times for patient population. Documents and provides appropriate data to the RN and/or LPN for analysis and validation of patient’s response to care or treatment and when significant change occurs in the patient’s condition.Contributes to safety and quality care by relaying information via charting and communicating to team members.Informs licensed nurse of any changes in patient condition/needs, of patient complaints, and of patient/significant other educational needs.Answers patients’ calls for help, takes their vital signs, and monitors their behavior and physical condition for progress or deterioration. Assists with baths, ambulating, feeding, skin care, personal and oral hygiene and making occupied and unoccupied beds. Performs dressing changes, enemas, ostomy care, toileting, turning, cough and deep breathing, catheter care, collection of biological specimens, measuring and recording intake and output of fluids.Prepares patients for discharge and accompanies them upon dismissal as indicated.Stocks and maintains supplies and equipment in keeping with patient care needs and cost containment. Utilizes time and supplies economically and conscientiously.Assists with delegated clerical duties such as answering telephones, relaying messages, transcription of physician orders, preparing and organizing the patient's medical record.Orients new patients and significant others to the nursing unit.Performs mechanical and manual operation of equipment as recommended in user's manual, with ability to recognize common mechanical problems and initiate appropriate corrective action.Performs other duties as assigned.EDUCATIONHigh school diploma or equivalent and the completion of an approved CNA programEXPERIENCEOne year experience