Patient Care Associate – CNA – Certified Nurse Assistant

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Boulder Community Health

Half-time – 24 hours a week – Days

Mon-Fri – 2 – 12 hour days

Boulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People’s Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people’s lives and be a positive contribution to the community.

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the direction of the CVC and Cath Lab Supervisor, the RN performs professional nursing in a safe and therapeutic manner in the care and treatment of patients; provides safe, efficient and accurate technical support within the department and gives guidance and direction to auxiliary personnel.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education or Formal Training
Special Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)
1. Colorado RN license in good standing
2. BLS required within conditional period
3. ACLS required within one year of hire

Knowledge, Skill and Ability
1. Demonstrated physical and mental health to apply nursing theories, procedures and standards to clinical practice
2. Basic understanding of anatomy and physiology related to cardiology
3. Ability to work in a team environment with individuals of varying skill levels
4. Ability to function accurately, safely and effectively during procedures performed in the Cardiac Cath Recovery as well as pre and post procedures performed in the Cardiac Cath Lab and in the Electrophysiology Lab.

Experience
1. Minimum of two years acute care nursing experience
2. Minimum of 1 year in cardiology preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Patient Care
1. Nursing care is provided in conformance with current recognized nursing practice, procedures, policies and established standards of care.
2. Monitors patient conditions continuously for immediate recognition, interpretation and management according to developed policies, procedures and standards
3. Prepares patient for Cardiac Cath procedures, providing patient education and psychological support as needed
4. Administration of intravenous sedatives for conscious sedation, titration of the drug, patient monitoring and recovery per hospital policy
5. Provides post procedural care through complete patient teaching, maintenance of arterial and/or venous hemostasis, and prevention and control of post Cath complications.
This covers:
Patient hemodynamically unstable requiring:
a. Intravenous vasoactive agents/titrating drips
b. Fluid resuscitation
Life threatening conditions requiring:
a. Emergency drug administration (e.g., epinephrine, atropine)
Compromised air exchange requiring:
a. Continuous respiratory monitors
b. Use of a manual resuscitation device (AMBU/anesthesia bag)
Cardiac dysfunction requiring:
a. Continuous ECG monitoring
b. A temporary pacemaker
c. Elective cardioversion
d. A transcutaneous (external pacemaker)
e. Preparing, monitoring and recovery of a patient undergoing permanent pacemaker insertion
f. Intravenous antidysrhythmic agents
g. Defibrillation.
7. Calibrates, adjusts, maintains and operates equipment as necessary to ensure the safe, accurate administration of tests and procedures. Performs preventative maintenance and reports any malfunctions.
8. Enhances the quality and timeliness of patient care by working cooperatively with other personnel
9. Reviews all pre-procedural tests to assure patient safety. Incomplete or unusual findings are reported to cardiologist and documented prior to procedure
10. Performs point of care laboratory testing. May be a point of care trainer
11. May be required to do moderately complex lab testing
Safety
1. Prepares, operates and helps maintain specialized equipment found in the Cardiac Recovery Area in a safe and efficient manner. Can troubleshoot equipment
2. Minimizes patient reaction to decrease patient and staff risk
3. Assists in the quality improvement program to enhance patient and personnel safety
4. It is the expectation that all care providers document accurately and in real time, utilizing the electronic medical record within their department.
Guidance and Direction
1. Influences others in a way that promotes quality of care, a positive attitude and a personal investment in service to others
2. Enhances the quality and timeliness of patient care by working cooperatively with other personnel
3. Facilitates patient care by the use of delegation
4. Seeks opportunities to maintain and enhance technical skills and job knowledge by involvement in conferences, committees, special projects and attendance at meetings.
5. Assists other Cath Lab/Recovery/Physician personnel to function more effectively as a result of effective precepting
6. Demonstrates the ability to resolve conflicts independently or through the hospital processes to maintain harmonious working relationships.
7. Improves work performance of other personnel as a result of evaluative feedback.
8. Maintains consistency in patient care as a result of effective scheduling and utilization of staff
9. Assists in the orientation of new personnel

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Maintains department in a clean, neat and orderly manner
2. Participates in Quality projects as appropriate
3. Performs all other duties as assigned
4. All employees are expected to remain flexible to meet the needs of the hospital, which may include floating to other departments to assist as the patient needs fluctuate.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

1. Provides both prep, procedural and recovery services to young adults and older patients on a scheduled basis Monday – Friday, 12 hours days. .
2. Physical working environment may include, but not limited to any of the following: chemical, electrical, mechanical, explosive, radiation, etc.
3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand for long periods of time. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.
4. The employee must be able to frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 lbs, and occasionally support, push, pull and/or lift up to 50 lbs (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a table, or transferring from a table to a bed).
5. Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching
6. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, and touch.

Uncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.

Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state of the art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.

EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace

Location: Boulder Community Health · Cardiac Cath Recovery
Schedule: Half time, Days – 12 hour shifts, Mon-Fri 2 12 hour days

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