Care Assistant (Full-Time w/Benefits, Evenings)-Palmetto Bay Center
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 21751
Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized, safe patient environment and assists with patient care activities such as taking vital signs, feeding, bathing and daily living activities. Collaborates with the healthcare team and provides compassionate and empathic family-centered care for the patients and families. Works under the supervision of a RN and in accordance with the hospital policies and procedures.
Minimum Job Requirements
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or EMT/Paramedic active licensure in the State of Florida - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
*Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)required within 3 months of hire (current staff must obtain by 12/31/2018) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
High school education or equivalent preferred.
Experience in a healthcare environment is preferred.
Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and collaborates in a team environment.
Strong time management skills.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to effectively work in a collaborative environment and follow the direction of the Registered Nurse and/or Nursing Leader.
Ability to apply analytical thinking and service excellence in practice.
Job Specific Duties
Assists patients with activities of daily living to include bathing, personal hygiene, nutrition and comfort measures, changing bed linens, and diapers.
Performs vital signs, heights, weights, head circumference & other measurements and records the results in the Electronic Health Record according to nursing and hospital policies & procedures.
Informs RN of pertinent information and/or communications all significant changes in patient condition or behavior.
Recognizes accepted priorities for care needs and takes direction for re-prioritizing from the RN.
Restock supplies such as gloves, gowns, linen, medical equipment. Assists with room preparation and turnover.
Identifies the needs of the patient and provides necessary supplies accordingly.
Proactively identifies opportunities for improvement and promotes/practices cost containment.
Maintains patient rooms and nursing station clean at all times.
Provides encouragement, support, and comfort to patients and family members.
Assists with transporting patients for special procedures.
Performs assigned tasks to promote efficient practice operation and contribute to the provision of quality patient care.
Greets and welcomes patients, families and visitors. Communicates information regarding NCHs services and delivers excellent and timely service and support.
Completes clerical duties including answering phones, scanning, faxing and emailing documents.
Conducts patient satisfaction phone calls.
Initiates diagnostic results follow up phone calls.
Assists with the completion of transfer audits and have them reviewed and signed off by RN.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.