Care Companion - CNA - Nursing Assistant
Methodist Health System Council Bluffs, IA
Purpose of Job
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment, as outlined in the Age Specific Criteria.
Exhibits excellent interpersonal relations with patients, co-workers, and guests to ensure effective communications.
Responds to patient needs promptly and courteously.
Communicates patient issues to the appropriate staff.
Maintains a positive attitude while responding to requests in a timely and accurate manner.
Behavior logs completed after each shift and turned into Core.
Provides a safe environment for patient(s) whose behavior has been identified at risk for injury and/or may jeopardize the continuation of medically necessary treatment.
Assists in keeping excess stimulation to a minimum.
Provides assistance with repositioning, turning and chair transfers.
Provides transportation assistance.
Assists with every two hour toileting schedule, if appropriate.
Respond to bed exit, sit/stand alarms by assisting the patient(s) in their immediate needs.
The primary nurse will report the activity and nutritional level of the assigned patient(s).
Helps feed patients as necessary.
Assists in offering nutrition/fluids on a frequent basis, if appropriate.
Helps maintain patient environment.
Help keep room neat and tidy, free of clutter.
Attends to patient amenities; e.g., newspapers, mail, tissues.
Helps maintain patient safety.
Calls for assistance if unsure of observation or activities of the patient(s).
Assists with diversional activities, if appropriate.
If sitting for two patients, companion will sit in hallway between the two rooms and maintain visual contact with both patients.
If sitting for a suicide precaution patient, companion must have constant visual contact of the patient at all times. (refer to suicide precaution policy).
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
| Date Posted
February 11, 2019
| Date Closes
April 12, 2019
| Located In
Council bluffs, IA
| Work At
Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hosp
7a-11a or 7p-11p hours per week
| SOC Category
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