Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse. Access to all patient health information is for treatment purposes only.
Maintains current California Nursing Assistant Certification at all times
Maintains current Basic Life Support (BLS) at all times
Maintains current Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training at all times
Performs general nursing procedures, teaching, interventions, goal setting and treatments (within scope of practice) and reports significant findings to the Registered Nurse (RN)
Supports changes in clinical practice and assists the department director with implementing changes in the hospital policies or practices
Participates in orientation of new staff as needed
Ensures compliance, knowledge and adherence with hospitalâ��s policies and procedures
Maintains competence in practice
Participates in quality improvement programs
Provides skin care and hourly rounding to all assigned patients
Knowledgeable of growth, development and treatment needed in various populations served
Orients patients to room/unit and ensures, patient communication, white boards are complete
Utilizes universal precautions and ensures others do so as well
Ensures call lights are answered timely and report patient needs, which are outside of the scope of practice, to the appropriate personnel
Adheres to hospital attendance/tardiness policy
Attends all required education
Organizes care and assumes responsibility for assigned group of patients
Demonstrates guest relations in communication, cooperation and providing assistance to patients, physicians, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner
Advocates and ensures patient rights are upheld
Identifies patient safety risks and ensures patient safety is maintained
Obtains and records vital signs, patient weight, activities of daily living, intake and output
Notifies RN and documents changes in patientâ��s appearance or behavior
Applies telemetry leads and troubleshooting if working on telemetry monitoring unit
Proficient with braces and specialized equipment utilized by patients
Assists in monitoring mental health patients
Other duties as appropriately assigned by unit director
High School Diploma or GED
Education â�� entry level, vocational training, specialized skills and certification
Current California Nursing Assistant Certification
Current American Heart Association BLS
CPI training completed within three months of hire
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to work with staff, patients and families
Good oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in a dynamic environment
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Job: Nursing Assistants and PCA
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Nights
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Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.
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