Oct 14, 2021

Nursing Assistant - Nursing Administration

  • St. Joseph Health & Covenant Health
  • Apple Valley, CA, USA
Nursing Staff

Job Description

We are looking for a Nursing Assistant for the Nursing Administration Department at St. Mary Medical Center.

Location: Apple Valley, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 72 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 12-hour, Nights

Job Summary:

Provides assistance with direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Essential Functions:

  • Reports any observed changes in patient’s condition, behavior, and vital signs to a registered nurse in a timely manner.
  • Assists in bed baths, patient hygiene and bed changing.
  • Answers patient call light, beepers and responds appropriately and promptly.
  • Passes dietary trays and assists patients with meals as directed.
  • Performs/documents routine treatments and procedures such as but not limited to intake and output, weights, vital signs, sitz baths, enemas, range of motion exercises, incentive spirometry, and bed alerts.
  • Assists in the admitting, transfer and discharge process of patients.
  • Answers telephone/intercom, and directs or transfers calls to appropriate individuals and/or departments.
  • Maintains patient room cleanliness/organization and stocks equipment in patient’s room.
  • Assists with maintenance, stocking and/or cleaning of supplies and equipment as assigned.
  • Successfully completes annual Unit Based Competency Validation.
  • Prepares and sets up age-appropriate equipment and supplies.
  • Able to differentiate between normal and abnormal vital signs for the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.
  • Assesses need for additional safety measures for the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.
  • Participates in 75% of department meetings.
  • Assist in orientation of new staff.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Licenses/Certifications: Current BLS for Healthcare Provider B00010.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: 1 year Acute care experience.

Licenses/Certifications: Current California Department of Human Services Nursing Assistant Certification.

St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care hospital with 213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of the region's largest employers serving communities of the High Desert. The facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St. Joseph Health System in 1992.

This facility has the only Neonatal Care Unit in the High Desert Accredited by California Children Services and has been granted approval as a Special Hospital with the California Children's Services Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. St. Mary was accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving Center in 2018, the only stroke-receiving center in the High Desert.

The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this Hospital are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and Vascular Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services, Women & Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Company: St. Mary Medical Center

Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Req ID: R339105