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Nursing Assistant - Per Diem Nights - Critical Care at Penn Medicine Princeton Health

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Job ID: 147719
Category: CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)/ Nursing Assistant
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: Princeton, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: Per Diem Nights

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Penn Medicine Princeton Health is seeking a Nursing Assistant to join our Critical Care Unit in Plainsboro, NJ. This is a per diem night shift opportunity.

The Llura & Gordon Gund - Center for Critical Care is a 24 bed unit, of which, 8 beds are designated as IMCU (Intermediate Care Unit). The Center for Critical Care is located on the 3rd floor (West Side) of the Atkinson Pavilion. The Critical Care Unit is a specialized unit in the hospital where patients with critical illness or injury receive extensive, round-the-clock care and monitoring. Through the program, the care of each patient in the ICU is carefully and closely managed by a compassionate team of intensivists. This model of care is known as a "closed" ICU, because the care of all patients is coordinated by staff intensivists.

As a Nursing Assistant in the Critical Care Unit you will be responsible for assisting nurses in the delivery of nursing care provided to critical or unstable adult patients requiring intensive treatment, monitoring and complex nursing care. Nursing Assistants participate as members of the treatment team in creating and maintaining a safe and therapeutic milieu.

We care for individuals with conditions resulting from:
• Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
• Chronic Heart Failure (CHF)
• Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
• End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
• ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI with PCI)
• Substance withdrawal
• Sepsis
• Diabetic emergencies

Some job functions and duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Assists nurses in the delivery of nursing care in the Critical Care Department.
• Makes observations of patient condition and reports and documents information as requested.
• Demonstrates the knowledge and skill as it pertains to patient hygiene, vital signs, emptying and documenting of urine outputs, procedures, etc.
• Performs and documents nursing care activities as assigned, consistent with established procedures.
• Performs daily audits such as; ensuring the temperatures of medication refrigerators are within the specified guidelines and any other audits, as assigned by the nurse or nurse manager.
• Participates in keeping the nursing unit clean and well organized (i.e. patient rooms, work stations, and hallways).
• Obtains, stocks, and organizes patient care and unit supplies.
• Uses products, supplies, and equipment in an efficient manner, keeping waste within department limits as observed by peers and supervision.
• Identifies and reports broken or malfunctioning equipment or needed repairs on the unit.
• Exhibits good communication skills with patients/families and co-workers and is able to make suggestions regarding the patient's needs for nursing care.
• Participates in quality assurance activities on the unit by attending unit staff meetings and meeting annual required in-services standard and maintains competency through annual in-services and/or education.
• Responsible for transferring patients to other units or to the front corridor to be discharged home.
• Performs job tasks in accordance with hospital and department policy and procedure, including appropriate use of equipment, machines, appropriate use in wearing of physical barriers and safety equipment.

• High School Diploma or equivalent

• Basic Life Saving certification (BLS) - Successful completion and certification during first two weeks of orientation and prior to patient care assignment
• Nursing Assistant Course- Successful completion of hospital onsite course during first two weeks of orientation and prior to patient care assignment

• Customer Service skills

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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