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Patient Account Representative, Specialty Unit

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Sales & Business Development
Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
Job Title
CNA
ID
4004594
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
ONCOLOGY

Overview

Certified Nursing Assistant, Oncology

Part time, 48 Hours per pay period, Day shift

At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, leading cancer specialists use the most advanced technologies to achieve breakthrough successes in treating many types of cancer. We work very closely with Thompson Cancer survival Center and Tennessee Cancer specialists and specialize in the treatment of the oncology patient including those who are receiving inpatient chemotherapy and other hematology disorders, blood transfusions or end of life care.

The Oncology Unit (8 North) at Fort Sanders is a 34 bed unit providing care for medical surgical patients with a specialization in Oncology. As an RN on our unit, you will perform a variety of tasks. You will be caring for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment, post-surgical care and so much more. Skillset is broad with IV and Port accessing, phlebotomy, NG tubes, PEG tubes, pleurex drains and wound care.

Our staff consists of RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs who work together to provide exceptional patient care. We have a supportive environment and orientation tailored to your needs.

As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. We provide classes on site to become an Oncology Certified Nurse.

If you are passionate about caring for oncology patients and sharpening your medical surgical skills, apply today!

Position Summary:

Functions as a direct patient caregiver performing tasks to assist registered nurses. Performs hands-on care, assistance with ADL’s and specified technical tasks for a group of patients under the supervision of the Team Leader.

Recruiter: Jennifer Gordon || jgordon2@covhlth.com || 865-374-8107

Responsibilities

  • Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressures, weights, heights, and intake-output measurements.
  • Encourage patients to turn, cough, and take deep breaths and to use incentive spirometry as specified by Plan of Care.
  • Ambulate, and assist patients in and out of bed, into wheelchairs and transport when necessary.
  • Attends to nutritional needs of patient which may include distributing meal trays, feeding, filling and passing out water pitchers,
  • Provides morning or evening care, which may include bed bath, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, dressing patient, changing bed linen, cleaning over-bed table and bedside stand, straightening room, and other supportive care as needed.
  • Empty drains, canisters, urine bags, bedpans and emesis basins and record intake and output.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe environment, which may include reporting equipment that is out of order, appropriate handling of linen and storing of supplies.
  • Provides general care such as positioning, lifting or turning patients; assisting in use of bedpan, urinal or commode; preoperative supportive care; and application/removal of abdominal binders or anti-embolism stockings and sequential compression devices.
  • Empty & clean ostomy bag, per procedure.
  • Collect urine, stool and sputum specimen as ordered.
  • Perform tasks such as ROM, assist with ambulatory devices as specified by the patients' plan of care.
  • Perform phlebotomy (requires additional training). To include correct labeling using two patient identifiers, maintenance of lab-draw supplies, rotating and restocking.
  • Perform EKG (requires special training).
  • Promptly answer patient call lights and respond to patient requests.
  • Report significant changes in patients' condition to RN.
  • Help to maintain clean and orderly patient and work environment.
  • Employ all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission-based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures and proper body mechanics in performance of job.
  • Document/maintain patient record as appropriate.
  • Gathers equipment for O2 set up. Checks O2 for connection and proper placement.
  • Checks for proper functioning of equipment at patient bedside
  • Ambulate patients with oxygen.
  • Set up suction equipment and check for proper function.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and competency in providing for age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform skills on the Nursing Assistant checklist.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

Minimum Experience:

Hospital experience preferred. Medical terminology a plus. Must be able to operate computer and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to read with comprehension, write legibly, and perform basic arithmetic computation. Must have understanding and knowledge of patient care which may be appropriately delegated to nursing assistants.

Licensure Requirement:

Must have and maintain Tennessee State CNA certification. CPR required.

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