Job Summary: Provides direct and indirect patient care. Provides for personal care, comfort, assists with a safe and clean environment, and maintains equipment and supplies. Prepares and compiles records.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age. Provides patient care that meets the psychosocial and physical needs of the patient within the CNAs scope of practice. Assists with patient admissions, discharge and transfers. Provides ADL's and other general care as necessary throughout the shift. Transcribes physician's orders. Enters and verifies orders in the computer system. Communicates appropriately and clearly. Answers patients' call lights, anticipates patients' needs and makes safety rounds on patients. Transports patients to various departments. Demonstrates the ability to perform procedures within the CNA scope of practice per state law. Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, blood pressure and intake-output. Documentation meets current standards and policies. Answers telephone in a polite manner and communicates information to the appropriate personnel/family. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Performs all aspects of direct and indirect patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety. Observes patient's mental and physical conditions and reports any changes to the nurse. Orders supplies. Knowledgeable of sterile techniques and infection control procedures. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety Retrieves patient data from computer and printer and brings to the attention of appropriate staff members. Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments. Documentation meets current standards and policies. Treats patient and families with respect and dignity. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly. Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict. Ability to demonstrate unit specific competency. (See skills checklist)
Education Requirements: Current CNA certification in the state of Montana. BLS certificate. Basic computer knowledge. Knowledge of medical terminology
As a not-for-profit community health system, Benefis is driven to provide the highest level of care. We serve nearly 230,000 residents across a 15-county region that is bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont combined. Benefis is the largest non-governmental employer in the Great Falls area, with more than 3,000 employees.Benefis has 530 licensed beds (that includes 146 beds in long-term care, 71 in assisted living and 20 beds at Peace Hospice of Montana) and partners with over 250 area physicians.Our hospital has been recognized for its exceptional work in quality care by providing a wide range of programs and services to help you live the best life possible. We’re here to help you “Live well.”Benefis Health System came about when two Christian-based hospitals became one. Our founders believed in providing good care to all in need, and trusted that this would be accomplished. The Benefis name was derived using Latin root words: "Bene-" meaning good, and "fis-" for faith and trust. It’s these same root words that make up such terms as ‘beneficial’ and ‘confidence’.Benefis has been a trusted provider of care for more than 125 years. And our name speaks to o...ur commitment: good care one can put faith in.Benefis is consistently ranked among America’s top hospitals by the nation’s leading healthcare ratings organizations for a range of services, including cancer care, joint replacement, stroke treatment, wound care and home health.To learn more about our services, continue looking through our website at WWW.BENEFIS.ORG or call 406.455.5000.