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Care Assistant/HUC ICU

Company: Dignity Health
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Up to a $5,000 Sign on Bonus for qualifying new external CNAs and Care AssistantsLump sum payment within 30 days of start date2 year commitmentBonus amount prorated by FTE (min 0.6 FTE required)CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region's most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the companyPaid Time Off (PTO)Health/Dental/Vision InsuranceFlexible health spending accounts (FSA)Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement ProgramsTuition Assistance for career growth and developmentCare@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needsEmployee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your familyVoluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify TheftAdoption Assistance Wellness ProgramEssential DutiesProvides patient personal care/hygiene and physical comfort, including feeding, bathing, shaving, changing clothes, bed making, ambulation, lifting, turning, moving, transferring, skin care and bowel/bladder elimination. Provides such additional care as required to meet the personal primary needs and comfort of assigned patient based on skill, ability, limitations of scope of practice and patient acuity. Prepares patient, equipment and supplies for specific procedures/examinations.Performs, monitors, reports and documents all clinical activities within scope of practice. Observes and reports changes in patient condition to the RN. Obtains labels and transports a variety of samples (e.g. urine, stool, sputum specimens and blood products). Provides patient information to nursing staff for inclusion in the interdisciplinary plan of care; documents relevant patient data in accordance with work unit standards.Assists nursing staff in the admission, discharge and transfer of patient by performing activities such as inventory/storing patient belongings, providing patient with relevant personal care/comfort items, orienting patient/family and transporting patient to room or other location using wheelchairs, stretchers or patient bed.Maintains a neat and organized work environment. Orders, stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment as necessary, identifies and reports problems with supplies or equipment; enters equipment repair request in system, tags equipment and removes from service.Maintains a safe work and patient environment, adhering to the hospital's Safety, Risk Management, Regulatory Standards and infection prevention.Performs receptionist and support duties at the assigned unit; handles incoming and outgoing communications, transfers calls appropriately, greets and assists visitors, answers questions in accordance with established procedures.Provides general support activities for the unit.Education & ExperienceCompletion of an accredited Nursing Assistant program (or military medical specialty training).Six months related work experience preferredExperience in a hospital setting preferredPrefer experience in a specialty unitPreference is given toward applicants with experience as both a Certified Nursing Assistant and Unit Coordinator.Licensure & CertificationMust be licensed by the Washington State Nursing Commission as a Certified Nursing Assistant.Current American Heart Association healthcare provider BLS certification is required.

Keywords: Dignity Health, Tacoma , Care Assistant/HUC ICU, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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