CNA (Nights) - Nexus Children's Hospital - Houston, TX

Description

Nexus Children’s Hospital has a career opportunity for you as a Pediatric Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) !
 
Pediatric Nurses have a dynamic role in the recovery process from complex medical issues following an acquired or traumatic brain injury, acute illness, chronic disease, or any other life-altering event.
 
As the leader in pediatric medical services and rehabilitation, Nexus Children’s Hospital treats children with primary medical issues who may also have secondary behavioral problems. Working with patients from infancy to age 21 who may have been unsuccessful in traditional rehabilitation environments.
 
Nexus Children’s Hospital transitions all types of patients through the care they need, acting as the bridge between the acute hospital and home.
 
At Nexus Children’s Hospital, you become part of our family as we’re mending minds.
POSITION SUMMARY
 
Under the direct supervision of the nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant assists in the direct patient care and assists patients with activities of daily living.
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Completes and records patient vital signs in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that patient temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure are taken and recorded as per instruction.
  • Knowledgeable of vital sign ranges and appropriately reports abnormalities in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that fluid and food intake and output are appropriately measured and recorded.
  • Assists patients with activities of daily living. (e.g. bathing, oral hygiene, care of hair, oral feedings, positioning, transfers, etc.)
  • Ensures that any change in patient condition or unusual circumstances is reported immediately to the primary nurse.
  • Can verbalize the CNA role in patient emergency situations and cardiopulmonary arrest.
  • Practices correct isolation techniques to maintain a safe environment and to control spread of infection
  • Maintains cleanliness of various instruments and equipment used per hospital policy.
  • Keeps patient rooms clean and in an orderly condition
  • Assist with restocking rooms with supplies and equipment as directed.
  • Exchanges and communicates patient care information upon change of shift.
  • Performs walking rounds at change of shift.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.
  • Ability to accept direction from supervisors and other management team members in a positive and professional manner.
  • Returns all soiled trays upon patient meal completion in a timely manner.
  • Ensures soiled linen hampers are covered, cleaned and/or emptied as required.
  • Demonstrates ability to assess patient and unit needs, communicating those needs to a supervisor or appropriate persons.
  • Performs patients’ weights as ordered
  • Updates patient communication board daily for assigned patient group.
  • Maintains patient turning schedule.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
  • Night Shift position
  • 12-hour shifts
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Job Requirements

Experience

  • Prefer at least six (6) months experience working in a hospital/rehabilitation/long-term care environment

Skills

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:
  • Certified as a Texas Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Certified in CPR/BLS

Education Required

  • High school Degree or equivalent