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University of Utah Health Health Care Assistant Certified Nursing Assistant) CNA - Medical ICU, Full Time in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

Bed Size: 25 beds

Unit Description: Our Medical ICU (MICU) is where patients come to receive incredibly compassionate and exceptionally skilled care for a wide variety of medical conditions.

As our name suggests, we primarily care for critically ill patients who do not have a surgical condition. To that end, our team employs the skills, technical acumen and comprehensive clinical knowledge to care for patients with a diverse array of disease states and acuity levels.

We firmly believe that critical care is a team effort and we seek employees who are committed to the success of our team in providing the best possible care to our patients and families.

The MICU is overseen by two medical teams led by a Pulmonary Critical Care Intensivist:

  • The House Staff team is also made up of a Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow, Residents and Interns.

  • The Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) team is filled out by Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

Our team is trained to become part of the Hospital’s code team, which responds to any patient or visitor respiratory/cardiac arrest in the Hospital. We also have the opportunity to volunteer for the Hospital’s code bio team, which trains and drills to care for patients who might present with a highly infectious disease (like Ebola or SARS).

This position provides patient care at the direction of a Registered Nurse. Requiring direct contact with patients and their families as well as the performance of indirect patient care activities necessary to support patients and their environment.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to state law.

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Responsibilities

  • Assists the patient with feeding, drinking, ambulating, grooming, toileting, dressing, socializing and unit specific technical skills.

  • Reinforces or assists in educating and teaching patients/significant other(s) as delegated by the professional care provider.

  • Collects, reports and documents data related to direct patient care activities.

  • Assists with indirect patient care activities such as providing a clean, efficient and safe patient care environment, companion care, housekeeping, transporting of patients, and chaperoning the physician during patient examinations and procedures as needed.

  • Performs unit specific duties and additional clerical duties as needed which may include stocking and maintaining clerical and patient supplies.

  • Provides communication to hospital staff, physicians, patients, families, and visitors.

  • May process electronic requests to order medical treatments and tests. May retrieve patient test and lab results.

  • May schedule patient appointments.

  • May maintain patient records and activity boards on unit as needed.

  • May manage admits, discharges, and transfer functions per unit standard.

  • Responsible for processing paper orders in the event of a downtime if working in the clerical role. Will enter "downtime occurrence order" and associated start and stop time in each patient record.

  • May observe the cardiac monitor and notify the nursing and medical staff of any abnormal heart rhythm variances which indicate heart ischemia or an acute myocardial infarction.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above.

  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated customer service skills. Ability to work in a busy environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to use a multi-line phone system and utilize hospital paging system as needed.

  • Ability to initiate appropriate action in emergency/crisis situations which require the incumbent to evaluate the crises and determine what the protocol is for each situation.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • For those enrolled in a nursing program, incumbents have three months from completion of RN program to obtain an RN license. If an RN license is not obtained by the end of those three months, the incumbent must immediately obtain a current CNA.

  • Individuals in this job code with an RN license must also have a CNA certification if they remain in it longer than three months.

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • Current certification as a Nursing Assistant,or completion of first round of clinical and current enrollment in approved nursing education program or successful completion of RN program.


  • Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department._**

Qualifications (Preferred)

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

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EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application FAQs

Requisition Number 33084

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule variable

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UUH IPC 24A MED ICU-CCU

Category Critical Care

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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