Nursing Assistant II - Cardiac PCU 200 ( 0.8FTE, Days )
Company: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 8, 2021
United Health Workers.8FTE, 8-hour Day ShiftAt Stanford
Children's Health, we know world-renowned care begins with
world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and
breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we
provide our caregivers with continuing education and
state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile
Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring,
committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to
heal humanity, one child and family at a time.Under the direction
and supervision of a Registered Nurse, and in accordance with
Hospital policies and procedures, the Nursing Assistant (NA)
provides basic direct and indirect care as a member of the patient
care team. The direct patient care activities are related to the
following: measuring, recording and reporting patient information,
provision of or assistance with activities of daily living, and
simple treatments and procedures. The NA recognizes and addresses
age appropriate and cultural needs when caring for patients. In
addition, the NA assists in maintaining the patient and unit
environment in a clean, orderly condition. The NA communicates
changes on the status of the patient to the RN or in the RN's
absence the resource nurse.Essential FunctionsThe essential
functions listed are typical examples of work performed by
positions in this job classification. They are not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform
other duties as assigned. Must perform all duties and
responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the
- Accurately observes, records and reports patient
- Adheres to the standards of nursing care and the policies and
procedures of the Hospital and Department of Patient Care
- Assesses and documents vital signs on stable patients requiring
vital signs. Stable is defined as patients that require vital signs
no more often than every 4 hours. The initial set of admission
vital signs has been completed by the RN.
- Assists patient with and/or provides efficient care related to
activities of daily living as assigned.
- Carries out responsibilities following safety guidelines for
self, patient, visitors and employees.
- Completes orientation program and participates in learning
activities to maintain and improve knowledge skills.
- Considers age-specific needs when interacting with patients and
families. Effectively communicates and interacts with patients,
families, staff and members of the community from diverse
- Contributes in a positive manner to the unit, department and
- Demonstrates effective communication skills, especially in
stressful situations. Communicates in a compassionate manner, is
patient and courteous utilizing active listening skills as well as
helping to maintain a quiet patient care environment.
- Dresses appropriately and wears name badge.
- Ensures patient identification and an allergy band is on
patient at all times.
- Follows unit and departmental guidelines relate to staffing and
- Helps ensure that areas and halls are child-proof.
- Maintains a clean orderly and safe environment. Orders and
maintains equipment and supplies for the desk area and unit,
maintains clean work areas and halls.
- May provide break relief or assistance to the unit clerk as
needed and if applicable.
- On certain units, after cross-training in the area of
rehabilitation activities, assists patients with and/or provides
efficient care related to rehabilitative activities as delegated
and supervised by a Physical, Occupational, or Speech
- Orients patient and family to environment.
- Performs routine patient care (hygiene, nutrition, elimination,
measuring I/O's) utilizing universal precautions under the
direction and supervision of a RN as assigned. Note: On selected
units, with Patient Care Manager approval, may perform specific
skills after documented instruction.
- Provides sitter duties when needed for a patient.
- Recognizes and provides age-appropriate care based on the needs
of the patient and family.
- Responds appropriately in actual or potential emergency events.
Notifies appropriate personnel, communicates with other personnel
to ensure delivery of immediate care needs and intervenes as
necessary with families and staff by working with appropriate
interdisciplinary team members.
- Responds to alarms appropriately and reports to RN when alarms
are outside of parameters.
- Responds to customer / staff needs in a prompt attentive
manner. Handles messages appropriately using communication
etiquette, notifies Resource Nurse and others of patient flow
(admissions, transfers, discharges).
- Stocks room with supplies and other items as needed.
- Supports family centered care in their everyday work. (LPCH
- Transfers patients to off unit procedures according to
- Uses the computerized electronic health record in accordance
with job requirements and hospital policies and procedures.Minimum
QualificationsAny combination of education and experience that
would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities
as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is
qualifying.Education: NoneExperience: NoneLicense/Certification:
Basic Life Support (BLS)Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:These are
the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to
perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are
generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or
- Ability to accurately, completely, and independently perform
the reading, writing, and arithmetic required by the job.
- Ability to be patient and courteous and use active listening
- Ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients, and
families, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to demonstrate customer service skills in interactions
with all patients, families and staff, including high volume and
- Ability to learn standard nursing procedures used in patient
care; elicit information related to patient symptoms.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive
- Ability to provide appropriate care based on the needs of the
specific individuals, including age.
- Ability to solve problems effectively using appropriate
resources; is productive in workflow, skills, and
- Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English
effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective
performance of the job.
- Ability to take and record patients' vital signs.
- Ability to transport patients as needed for admission,
discharge, procedures, etc.
- Knowledge of basic principles, methods, medical terminology,
and procedures of nursing aide work as applied to patient
- Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional
- Knowledge of standard asepsis, hygiene, and infection control
- Knowledge of standard charting procedures.
- Knowledge of standard instruments and equipment used in routine
patient examinations and treatment.Equal Opportunity EmployerLucile
Packard Children's Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and
is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of
its policies and practices, including the area of employment.
Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the
basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity,
religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs,
marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran
status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above.
People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups,
people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered
after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job
requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San
Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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