Hennepin Healthcare is hiring Health Care Assistant in fa variey of units.
A sign-on bonus is available for qualifying positions and eligible external candidates (contract/temporary workers are ineligible)
Within the context of Hennepin Healthcare System (HHS) culture of Patient & Family Centered Care and under direct RN supervision, the Health Care Assistant contributes to the health and well-being of assigned patients by performing quality patient care, technical procedures and related duties that meet established standards. Acts as a competent, caring and collaborative member of the patient care team. May provide clerical support for the unit including identified EHR duties, answering phones, coordinating unit communication, etc.
- Using principles of Patient & Family Centered Care develops and maintains a positive working relationship with patient and family, team members, department and medical center personnel
- Assists patients with activities of daily living, including hygiene, grooming, and bathing
- Responds to patients call lights in a timely manner, identifies patient needs and provides patients with appropriate response or communicates needs to appropriate team member
- Performs intentional rounding in collaboration with the RN
- Takes and records patient’s vital signs as prescribed by nursing protocol or physician order
- Measures, and records patient intake and output according to established protocol and order
- Conducts point of care tests as assigned and/or delegated
- Communicates any changes or pertinent information related to the patient’s physical appearance and attitude, I & O, vital signs, and point of care testing to the nurse. Records which nurse was notified for all abnormal results
- Keeps patient room neat, clean and orderly. Changes bed linen as scheduled and as needed
- Escorts patients on foot or transports patients on carts, beds or in wheelchairs
- Procures and stocks equipment and supplies, and insures that equipment is operable and clean
- Greets and relays information to appropriate staff, physicians, or family members
- Takes inventory of patient belongings and valuables as well as documents and secures
- Collects specimens using clean technique and labels appropriately
- Disposes of trash, linens and supplies in an appropriate manner
- Ensures patient and supply rooms are properly stocked; linen is covered
- Supports unit and medical center compliance with Regulatory standards, customer service and other initiatives
- May perform various technical procedures after training, competency validation, and upon delegation from a Registered Nurse, such as maintaining oxygen equipment, performing oral suctioning, routine incision care, providing skin care, applying and changing non-sterile dressings, applying warm and cold compresses or non-prescription topical creams/ointments, 12 lead EKG’s, phlebotomies, and discontinuing IVs, saline locks and foley catheters
- Records actions in the EHR
- Performs clerical duties in EHR; answers phones and triages calls appropriately
- Performs all responsibilities/duties required by Patient Care Services as defined in the scope of service, to assure that the unique nature of the clients is addressed
Minimum Education/ Work Experience:
- Possession of a nursing assistant certificate AND 1 year of experience as a nursing assistant (six months of which must have been in one facility).
- Possession of nursing assistant certificate and enrollment in a school of professional nursing.
- An approved equivalent combination of education and experience
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Basic Life Support
- Training/equivalent experience as a nursing assistant, CNA, EMT
- Current student (enrolled) in a 4 year RN program
- Experience with EPIC and/or similar electronic health record system
- One year Nursing Assistant experience in a similar (hospital) setting
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities:
- Knowledge of basic medical terminology
- Basic computer knowledge
- Ability to work cohesively and respectfully with a diverse work force and patient population
- Ability to prioritize, organize, and communicate with multidisciplinary staff
- Ability to adapt to sometimes rapidly changing and unpredictable situations
- Ability to read and follow written instructions; understand and communicate verbal and written information
- Ability to perform job duties that meet departmental performance expectations as well as HCMC standards related to quality, accuracy, productivity, patient & family centered care, customer service, etc.
- Possession of a nursing assistant certificate from the Minnesota Department of Health may be required.