POSITION SUMMARY: Provides continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients via Avasys Telesitter or direct one-on-one observation under the guidance and direction of the nurse.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma. Completion of the Advanced Certified Nursing Assistant training required or must obtain within six months from date of hire or date of transfer.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Certified nursing assistant certification required. BLS issued through American Heart Association required.
Basic computer operations
Ability to communicate in English effectively both verbally and in writing
Must possess professional communication skills, and work effectively with a diverse customer and coworker population
Effective communication for interdepartmental collaborative relationship building
Data collection and trending on defined metrics
Demonstrates principles of AIDET communication in a professional manner
Understands confidentiality laws that govern the provider-patient relationship, including but not limited to HIPAA guidelines
Uses technology to enhance real-time communication -- phone, telesitter device and any other unit specific communication devices
Performs responsibilities consistent with hospital safety policies
Possess ability to make independent judgments and multitask in a fast paced environment and under stressful situations at times
Must work effectively and efficiently without direct supervision
Understanding of the confidentiality laws that govern the provider-patient relationship, including but not limited to HIPAA guidelines
EXPERIENCE: One year in a hospital environment preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Manager of CSV Float Pool
-Bloodborne pathogen: B
Works irregular hours. Multiple simultaneous activities of patient care. Exposure to infectious diseases and x-rays. Exposure to varying unpredictable situations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable sitting. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics. Hearing and visual acuity within normal limits. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.