• Providence Health and Services
  • Jul 04, 2022
Full time Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Job Description


Providence is calling a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Dept at Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance , CA.

Per Diem/Night

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We are seeking a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - Dept who will perform delegated routine and predictable patient care tasks/duties and works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). These duties may include, but are not limited to EKGs, vital signs, basic patient care and transportation. Respond appropriately to patients and families with knowledge of age-specific needs based on scope of service of unit/department where assigned.

In this position you will:

  • Check patient’s I.D. band daily for accuracy

  • Assist with patient admitting/transfer:

  • Set-up room, including monitor equipment, if ordered

  • Orient patient to environment and routine

  • Problem solve and serve patient needs

  • Care for/label/store patient personal property

  • Label room and equipment to identify by patient

  • Observe and report data collection to RN

  • Document in EMR (electronic Medical Record)

  • Assist during discharge:

  • Participate in discharge activities, as directed

  • Accompanie patient to transportation or transports

  • Provide direct patient care tasks/duties that have been delegated by the RN. Recognize and report problems immediately to the RN:

  • Take vital signs, weight, etc., as assigned

  • Perform pulse ox screening and records

  • Apply, changes, remove external catheters

  • Perform pre-surgical preps, as needed (i.e. shave)

  • Ambulate, repositions patient and performs range of motion (ROM)

  • Apply, changes patient restraints according to established policy

  • Apply K-pads, cold packs and hyper/hypothermic blankets

  • Empty Jackson-Pratts and Hemovacs

  • Apply anti-thromboembolytic hose, sequential compression devices and Plexipulse

  • Calculate fluid intake and output, calculate % meal eaten

  • Empty and change drainage containers, report and record contents

  • Perform specimen collection – NG, emesis, stool, and urine

  • Perform tray/supply set-up for a bedside procedure

  • Perform monitoring activities, reports, documents, (i.e., dynamap, pulse ox)

  • Provide post mortem care

  • Assist with tube feedings under the direct supervision of the RN, NOT INITIAL FEEDING

  • Assist in complex feeds

  • Assist in IV set-up (gather supplies, pump, etc.)

  • Incentive Spirometry follow-up and coaching

  • Assist with orthopedic equipment/applications, as directed

  • Perform tap water enemas and Harris flushes

  • Personal hygiene:

  • Bath patient or assists

  • Provide back care, including massage

  • Provide oral hygiene and dental care

  • Provide hair care, including shampoo and brushing

  • Provide nail care on hands and feet

  • Provide Foley catheter care

  • Shave patients

  • Perform transportation of patients, lifting support, as assigned

  • Recognize emergency situations; promptly reacts; initiates or supports CPR; follow directions appropriately in emergency situations; reports observations

  • Other – if also performs the duties of a monitor tech or USA – please document performance in those roles

  • Documentation/Information Management:

  • Responsible for timely, accurate and concise documentation in EMR:

  • Perform documentation and records: Vital signs, weight, container contents (drainage), hemocults, fluid intake and output, and % of food eaten, and all patient interventions

  • Utilize computer for documentation

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of Hospital Information Systems

  • Communicate patient information and changes to RN

  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information

  • Development/Professional Growth:

  • Assume responsibility and accountability for own professional growth

  • Responsible for designated hours of continuing education to maintain current certification

  • Attend staff development activities of department

  • Participate in in-services and committees, as assigned

  • Attend department staff meetings

  • Performance Improvement:

  • Participate in and can articulate department and hospital performance improvement projects

  • Stewardship:

  • Practice financial responsibility and prudence

  • Use equipment and supplies in a prudent and effective manner

Job Requirements


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Education sufficient for certification

  • California Nursing Assistant Certification

  • A current BLS Card from the American Heart Association for Health Care Providers or American Red Cross CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer

  • Requires the ability to perform basic arithmetic computations (add, subtract, multiply, divide)

  • Requires the ability to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks

  • Requires ability to accurately and efficiently complete assigned tasks

  • Requires ability to organize and prioritize work to complete assignments in a timely manner

  • Must demonstrate an understanding of basic medical terminology and abbreviations

  • Ability to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families and co-workers

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year previous Certified Nursing Assistant experience in a hospital or post acute environment

About the hospital you will serve. Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

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