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Certified Nursing Assistant Labor and Delivery 24 hours day-evening-night rotation every other weeke
Boston Medical Center
location-iconBoston MA

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It is a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all-and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet - an integrated health care delivery system that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030, a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.Position: Certified Nursing AssistantDepartment: Labor & DeliverySchedule: Part Time, 24 hours day/evening/night rotation, every other weekendPOSITION SUMMARY:Under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse and in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) participates in the delivery of patient care. The role encompasses the provision of direct clinical and support services to patients and families across the health care continuum, functioning as an effective member of the health care team by contributing to the efficient operation of the patient care unit, and accountability for fiscally sound, quality patient/family clinical outcomes.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:Clinical Practice: Under the direction of the registered nurse (RN), performs a variety of appropriately delegated patient care interventions for patients and their families within the scope of their role .Collaborates with the RN throughout the shift to determine the appropriate work assignment and priorities as well as communicates the status of delegated task completion and outcomes of patient data findings to the RN throughout the shift.Maintains timely ongoing verbal communication with RN throughout the shift regarding patient condition. Notifies RN immediately of any significant change in a patient's condition and/or monitoring alarms (for example: change in vital signs, change in patient's mental status, abnormal blood sugar, patient fall, patient concerns with care).Upon initial contact with patients, visitors, and staff, identifies self as a CNA and introduces self to the patient by name. Wears appropriate name badge which identifies self as a CNA.Accurately collects and records patient data (vital signs, intake, and output, blood sugar, weights, restraint care/monitoring, other) and complies with hospital documentation standards to ensure a complete and accurate patient record.Accurately interprets & utilizes medical abbreviations and terminology following hospital policy.Initiates a prompt response to all patient call lights and seeks assistance from co-workers as appropriate.Assists with admission, discharge, and transfer of patients as appropriate for the inpatient or ambulatory area patients. Completes section of the Functional Health Assessment upon admission. Prepares room for admission and ensures patients have appropriate identification bands upon admission and throughout their hospitalization. Transport patients and their belongings, equipment, and supplies, as needed and as part of the transfer/discharge process.Makes routine patient room rounds to address patient needs.Provides and/or assists with basic hygiene including but not limited to bathing, dressing, mouth care, shaving, whirlpool baths, perineal and bowel care, foley care, application of condom catheters, emptying urinals and ostomy bags, and other associated hygiene tasks.Provides basic skincare including but not limited to back rubs, routine diabetic foot care, application of non-medicated ointments, application of elastic stockings, ace wraps, and venodynes, turning and repositioning patients every two hours, and other associated tasks.Sets up patients for meals and assists them with feeding and opening food containers; maintaining calorie counts and recording intake/output measures (I and Os).Performs basic oral suctioning.Performs postmortem care.Assists nurse/health team members during simple and complex treatments or procedures.Provides basic preoperative care and readies the patient for the OR in conjunction with the RN.Collects, labels, and sends/transports specimens with the appropriate lab slips/requisitions.When ambulating patients use safe and proper techniques, apply safety devices using hydraulic lifts or bed scales as needed.When providing one-on-one (1:1) or one-on-two (1:2) patient care, performs the duties of the certified nursing assistant for the patient assigned.Identifies emergency/crises and initiates appropriate response actions within the scope of her/his role, including immediate communication of such events to the registered nurse.Performs EKGs and phlebotomy services as directed.Performs basic patient testing, including but not limited to tests for guaiac, sugar and acetone, urine pH, glucose finger stick, O2 saturation, leg/girth measurements, visual acuity tests, peak flow tests, etcMaintains competence concerning a variety of other technical skills which may include, (depending on unit assigned) but are not limited to:PD cycler set upCast / splint careApplication of external monitorsGU irrigation set upChest tube set upArterial line set upBasic ostomy care.Quad coughingSupport Services: Under the direction of the RN, works cooperatively with all health care team members to provide a variety of support services to meet patient, family, and staff needs within the scope of his/her role.Addresses patient comfort and information needs by providing informative, non-clinical information to patients and families, orienting patients/visitors to the hospital, unit, patient room services, distributing patient mail/flowers, arranging the room to ensure necessary personal care items are available & accessible (includes call lights), distributes nourishments, changes linens & clothing, refill ice packs, run patient errands or other duties as assigned by the RN. Answers the telephone identifying unit, self & role; responds to caller's need within the scope of the role or takes and delivers messages promptly. In conjunction with the RN, responsible for initiating patient belongings tracking form and for properly securing patient belongings following hospital policy. Consults with RN if the patient refuses to secure their belongings or has their belongings sent home with a family member or friend.Work Rules, Standards, & Competency Compliance:Acts in a manner that supports a positive and collaborative work environment and that are congruent with established standards, policies, procedures, and regulations within the scope of their role.Works cooperatively with all staff members and takes appropriate steps to resolve interpersonal conflicts. Seeks assistance from RN or off-Shift Nurse Manager as needed.Participates in staff meetings and appropriate in-services. Responsible for reading and reviewing minutes and clinical updates on the unit. Maintains accurate education records in HealthStream. Maintains competencies required to perform the role.Complies with established practice standards, policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines, and regulations, (for example DPH, JCAHO, Boston fire codes, OSHA).Reviews and is knowledgeable of appropriate policies, procedures, and work rules.Dresses appropriately according to dress code requirements, including wearing uniform and visible hospital I.D. badge while on duty.Assists in the orientation of new staff; serves as a resource to float staff.Adapts to changing patient and unit needs including but not limited to offers assistance to other team members, floating, adjusting assignments, etc.Communicates with the charge nurse/supervisor to coordinate break periods with unit activities. Maintains visibility on the unit and does not leave the work area without appropriate notification to the RN.Delivers care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to and demonstrates respect for patient diversity.Acts in a manner that protects the confidentiality of patient, employee, and hospital information at all times.Care of Unit Environment, Equipment, Materials, and Supplies:Performs a variety of environmental and inventory activities to ensure a safe, clean, and appropriately equipped environment for patients, visitors, and staff within the scope of their role.Initiates and performs spot and spill cleaning as needed, including biological spills. Assists with locating and transporting equipment for periodic sonic cleaning.Makes routine room rounds to unclutter, clean, and organize patient rooms/areas when needed.Checks inventories and restocks/replaces/assembles patient equipment and supplies.Appropriately disposes of trash, soiled linens, and medical waste & disposable items.Performs regular checks per policies to ensure that equipment is operating properly and has current safety inspections/expiration dates before patient use. Identifies broken/expired equipment/supplies; removes from service and notifies RN. Provides equipment delivery to appropriate repair sites as requested.Maintains appropriate equipment logs and records.Performs initial cleaning/decontamination of equipment/materials, e.g., removing reusable equipment from isolation rooms, and arranges for terminal cleaning as appropriate.Provides basic patient equipment care including but not limited to changing hearing aid batteries, cleaning/preparing breast pumps, etc.OTHER DUTIES:Interprets/translates for patients/family/visitors when conversant in her/his native language.Utilizes the hospital's values as the basis for decision making and facilitates the division's hospital mission.Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.Performs all other duties as assigned.EDUCATION:A high school diploma or GED certificate is required.EXPERIENCE:Requires a minimum of one of the following:One year of previous experience as a nursing assistant in an acute hospital setting, orCurrent enrollment in a nursing program and has completed two cycles of clinical rotation orSuccessful completion of an approved certified nursing assistant training orSuccessful completion of an approved certified Medical Assistant Training program.KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:Ability to effectively speak, read, and write using the English language. Multilingual skills (beyond that of English) in languages appropriate to the patient populations served by the Medical Center is a plus.Ability to perform basic math and quantitative measurements, e.g., obtain height and weight, abdominal girths, measure urine output, calorie counts, etc.Ability to accurately interpret and utilize basic medical terminology and abbreviations.Ability to enter and retrieve computerized information/data. Ability to use Microsoft Outlook.Ability to pass clinical competency testing and basic math and abbreviation test.Physical ability to push, transfer and pull heavy loads (e.g., independently transport average-sized patients via wheelchair and stretcher, etc.) throughout the assigned shift.Physical ability to meet core job requirements following practice setting demands for the patient populations regularly served.Effective interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with nursing staff, patients, families/visitors, physicians, and other hospital staff.Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently complete assigned work.Ability to manage stress related to patient care issues and changing organizational climate and personnel issues.NursingAsstReq id: 23419

Full Time
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Mechanical Engineer
Thermacell Repellents, Inc.
location-iconBedford MA

THE COMPANYThermacell Repellents, Inc. (TRI) is a privately held company with a mission to liberate people who love the outdoors from the harmful effects of insects. Founded in 1999 and based outside of Boston in Bedford Massachusetts, Thermacell makes the world's leading spatial mosquito repellent and targeted tick control solutions. Dedicated to delivering the best consumer experience, we have an ever-expanding product line for both adventure and home use. We aim to change the way people repel insects, and through disruptive innovation, strong distribution across multiple retail channels, and a global footprint, our base of users is growing rapidly.TRI currently employs 120+ full time employees at our 4 locations (Bedford Massachusetts (Corporate), Dover New Hampshire (Sales), Buford Georgia (Manufacturing) & Buford Georgia (Distribution).TRI CORE VALUES:· Can Do Spirit – it's NEVER ‘someone else's job'· Absolute Integrity – the high road is the only road· Thrilling our Consumers – they are the well spring of our success and they must be delighted with Thermacell every time they use one· Learn – Grow – Adapt (continuous cycle)· Work Hard, Play Hard, Stay Humble – earn it every dayPOSITION PURPOSETRI is seeking an Entry Level Mechanical Engineer to join our growing technical team. Working along experienced engineers, this position will help develop and deliver new products to market using creativity, technical aptitude, and physical and analytical tools. The position will involve all aspects of new product development, from ideation to design, prototyping, testing, and successful delivery into the marketplace. Work with experienced engineers in a fast-paced, growing technical group with great career growth opportunities. The Mechanical Engineer will report to the Sr. Mechanical Engineer.STATUS: ExemptWORKING HOURS: Typical office working hours, with flexibility.WORK LOCATION: 26 Crosby Dr Bedford MA 01730ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES Design and develop new products, as part of a team, for the full development cycle: from concept development based on ID from Product Team to the successful production launch and ensuing support.Carry out all necessary technical feasibility studies, proof-of-concept projects, and other early technical risk assessment work or technology development projects.Help design and execute test plans to ensure performance and quality.Work on all technical aspects of a development project, including initial design, proof of concept, prototyping, testing, documentation, and more.Develop skills on project-level strategic planning, risk mitigation, schedule updates, and more.Prepare for recurring project meetings, provide technical updates, and present individual or team technical work for review.Collaborate cross-functionally with other departments and outside resources to ensure all aspects of the project are a success.Produce high-quality technical documentation as required, including technical drawings, reports, product specifications, test plans, work instructions, and more.Work within existing engineering processes and standards, and develop, validate, and document new processes and standards as needed.Collaborate with suppliers and outside partners to ensure responsive and synergistic collaboration and to minimize development timelines.Work collaboratively with the engineering team to ensure work is peer-reviewed and to learn from one another.THE IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILEAbility to collaborate and work with others in a team environment and provide input to develop project timelines, anticipate issues, and develop risk mitigation strategies, in order to meet deadlines.Curiosity, creativity, and resourcefulness required. Ability to handle multiple assignments and be agile and adaptable.Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.Demonstrates capability in working quickly with excellent attention to detail.Ability to multi-task, prioritize and to be flexible.Highly resourceful. Ability to get things done, where resources are constrained, and a hands-on approach is needed.Possess strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.Good communication skills – able to communicate the plans of the day in a way that builds the most efficient and effective team processes.Good fit with Thermacell values (Absolute Integrity, Can-Do Spirit, Thrilling Consumers, Learn-Grow-Adapt, Work Hard/Play Hard/Stay Humble).Team player who believes in winning together and enjoys a high-performance environment.Even keeled (stays calm and leads through challenging, stressful times).Self-starter and fast learnerRelentless work ethicThrive in fast-paced, nimble environmentREQUIRED SKILLS KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE BS in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university with strong academic credentials. GPA required upon application.0 to 2 years of experience in a mechanical engineering or technical hands-on position.A good understanding and application of general engineering concepts is a must.Experience with CAD, particularly SolidWorks in a school, internship, or engineering position is required. PDM experience is a plus.Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and personal accountability at a project level, not just at the task-level is requiredUnderstanding of basic drafting principals and ability to generate component and assembly drawings.Experience with product testing and comfort using tools, instrumentation, and prototype equipment, including 3D-printing is highly desirable.Experience in the development of high-volume consumer products is a plus.Experience designing plastic parts for injection molding a plus.Familiarity or experience with the principals of CFD, FEA, and MATLAB a plus.Familiarity with change control process and engineering documentation is a plus.COMPENSATION Compensation for this position will include a competitive base salary as well as an annual incentive bonus tied to company and individual performance goals. Benefits for this position will include vacation benefits at a competitive level & 10 paid company holidays. Additionally, a company slow-down period is traditionally offered for one week in between Christmas and New Year's Day.We are proud to offer a competitive & valuable benefits package that enables you to protect your health, your family, and your way of life. It includes best in class medical & dental insurance where Thermacell pays for 80% of the premiums; Thermacell also pays for the first half of your medical deductible through our Health Reimbursement Account and provides access to an FSA. Long & Short-term Disability & Group Term Life insurance (one times base salary plus bonus up to $250K) is also available at no cost to you. 40 hours of sick time is also available on your first day of employment.Additionally, you will have access to a plethora of voluntary benefits such as vision, supplemental life, accident, and pet insurance for your furry family members! You can find all details and additional discounts in our benefits guide.You may start contributing to our 401k after completing 30 days of service and you will be eligible for the annual contribution (equal to 3% of base salary subject to the IRS legal limit) after completing your first year.WHY WORK HERE?Fun and casual environment. Disruptive fast-growth company. Thermacell is a consumer products company with a mission to liberate people who love the outdoors from the harmful effects of insects. Thermacell technology delivers game-changing, category-leading mosquito protection that helps users spend more time outside focusing on what matters to them.Awards given to Thermacell include: Popular Mechanics - Grand Award Winner - Recreation - Best of What's New 2018 New York Times Wirecutter -The Best Mosquito Control Gear for Your Patio or Yard Outside Magazine - Best Car Camping Gear 2018 Backpacker Magazine - Best Backpacking Accessory 2019 Field & Stream Best of the Best Award Good Housekeeping Research Institute #1Tabletop Mosquito Repellent – LIV Smart Mosquito Repellent System-CES TWICE Awards 2022-2021 Canadian Tire Digital Excellence AwardThermacell products can be found at fine retailers throughout North America and in over 35 countries around the world. Examples of our retail partners include Walmart, Amazon.com, REI, Bass Pro Shops, Home Depot, Lowe's, Canadian Tire, Dick's Sporting Goods, Academy Sports, Target Stores, CVS, Costco, Sam's Club and Bed Bath & Beyond. REQUIRED SKILLS KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE BS in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university with strong academic credentials. GPA required upon application.0 to 2 years of experience in a mechanical engineering or technical hands-on position.A good understanding and application of general engineering concepts is a must.Experience with CAD, particularly SolidWorks in a school, internship, or engineering position is required. PDM experience is a plus.Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and personal accountability at a project level, not just at the task-level is requiredUnderstanding of basic drafting principals and ability to generate component and assembly drawings.Experience with product testing and comfort using tools, instrumentation, and prototype equipment, including 3D-printing is highly desirable.Experience in the development of high-volume consumer products is a plus.Experience designing plastic parts for injection molding a plus.Familiarity or experience with the principals of CFD, FEA, and MATLAB a plus.Familiarity with change control process and engineering documentation is a plus.PM22PI187120254

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Certified Nursing Assistant Labor and Delivery 24 hours day-evening-night rotation every other weeke
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Full Time
location-iconBoston MA
Job Description
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It is a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all-and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet - an integrated health care delivery system that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030, a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.

Position: Certified Nursing Assistant

Department: Labor & Delivery

Schedule: Part Time, 24 hours day/evening/night rotation, every other weekend

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse and in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) participates in the delivery of patient care. The role encompasses the provision of direct clinical and support services to patients and families across the health care continuum, functioning as an effective member of the health care team by contributing to the efficient operation of the patient care unit, and accountability for fiscally sound, quality patient/family clinical outcomes.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

Clinical Practice: Under the direction of the registered nurse (RN), performs a variety of appropriately delegated patient care interventions for patients and their families within the scope of their role .
  • Collaborates with the RN throughout the shift to determine the appropriate work assignment and priorities as well as communicates the status of delegated task completion and outcomes of patient data findings to the RN throughout the shift.
  • Maintains timely ongoing verbal communication with RN throughout the shift regarding patient condition. Notifies RN immediately of any significant change in a patient's condition and/or monitoring alarms (for example: change in vital signs, change in patient's mental status, abnormal blood sugar, patient fall, patient concerns with care).
  • Upon initial contact with patients, visitors, and staff, identifies self as a CNA and introduces self to the patient by name. Wears appropriate name badge which identifies self as a CNA.
  • Accurately collects and records patient data (vital signs, intake, and output, blood sugar, weights, restraint care/monitoring, other) and complies with hospital documentation standards to ensure a complete and accurate patient record.
  • Accurately interprets & utilizes medical abbreviations and terminology following hospital policy.
  • Initiates a prompt response to all patient call lights and seeks assistance from co-workers as appropriate.
  • Assists with admission, discharge, and transfer of patients as appropriate for the inpatient or ambulatory area patients. Completes section of the Functional Health Assessment upon admission. Prepares room for admission and ensures patients have appropriate identification bands upon admission and throughout their hospitalization. Transport patients and their belongings, equipment, and supplies, as needed and as part of the transfer/discharge process.
  • Makes routine patient room rounds to address patient needs.
  • Provides and/or assists with basic hygiene including but not limited to bathing, dressing, mouth care, shaving, whirlpool baths, perineal and bowel care, foley care, application of condom catheters, emptying urinals and ostomy bags, and other associated hygiene tasks.
  • Provides basic skincare including but not limited to back rubs, routine diabetic foot care, application of non-medicated ointments, application of elastic stockings, ace wraps, and venodynes, turning and repositioning patients every two hours, and other associated tasks.
  • Sets up patients for meals and assists them with feeding and opening food containers; maintaining calorie counts and recording intake/output measures (I and Os).
  • Performs basic oral suctioning.
  • Performs postmortem care.
  • Assists nurse/health team members during simple and complex treatments or procedures.
  • Provides basic preoperative care and readies the patient for the OR in conjunction with the RN.
  • Collects, labels, and sends/transports specimens with the appropriate lab slips/requisitions.
  • When ambulating patients use safe and proper techniques, apply safety devices using hydraulic lifts or bed scales as needed.
  • When providing one-on-one (1:1) or one-on-two (1:2) patient care, performs the duties of the certified nursing assistant for the patient assigned.
  • Identifies emergency/crises and initiates appropriate response actions within the scope of her/his role, including immediate communication of such events to the registered nurse.
  • Performs EKGs and phlebotomy services as directed.
  • Performs basic patient testing, including but not limited to tests for guaiac, sugar and acetone, urine pH, glucose finger stick, O2 saturation, leg/girth measurements, visual acuity tests, peak flow tests, etc
  • Maintains competence concerning a variety of other technical skills which may include, (depending on unit assigned) but are not limited to:
  • PD cycler set up
  • Cast / splint care
  • Application of external monitors
  • GU irrigation set up
  • Chest tube set up
  • Arterial line set up
  • Basic ostomy care.
  • Quad coughing

Support Services: Under the direction of the RN, works cooperatively with all health care team members to provide a variety of support services to meet patient, family, and staff needs within the scope of his/her role.

Addresses patient comfort and information needs by providing informative, non-clinical information to patients and families, orienting patients/visitors to the hospital, unit, patient room services, distributing patient mail/flowers, arranging the room to ensure necessary personal care items are available & accessible (includes call lights), distributes nourishments, changes linens & clothing, refill ice packs, run patient errands or other duties as assigned by the RN. Answers the telephone identifying unit, self & role; responds to caller's need within the scope of the role or takes and delivers messages promptly. In conjunction with the RN, responsible for initiating patient belongings tracking form and for properly securing patient belongings following hospital policy. Consults with RN if the patient refuses to secure their belongings or has their belongings sent home with a family member or friend.

Work Rules, Standards, & Competency Compliance:
  • Acts in a manner that supports a positive and collaborative work environment and that are congruent with established standards, policies, procedures, and regulations within the scope of their role.
  • Works cooperatively with all staff members and takes appropriate steps to resolve interpersonal conflicts. Seeks assistance from RN or off-Shift Nurse Manager as needed.
  • Participates in staff meetings and appropriate in-services. Responsible for reading and reviewing minutes and clinical updates on the unit. Maintains accurate education records in HealthStream. Maintains competencies required to perform the role.
  • Complies with established practice standards, policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines, and regulations, (for example DPH, JCAHO, Boston fire codes, OSHA).
  • Reviews and is knowledgeable of appropriate policies, procedures, and work rules.
  • Dresses appropriately according to dress code requirements, including wearing uniform and visible hospital I.D. badge while on duty.
  • Assists in the orientation of new staff; serves as a resource to float staff.
  • Adapts to changing patient and unit needs including but not limited to offers assistance to other team members, floating, adjusting assignments, etc.
  • Communicates with the charge nurse/supervisor to coordinate break periods with unit activities. Maintains visibility on the unit and does not leave the work area without appropriate notification to the RN.
  • Delivers care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to and demonstrates respect for patient diversity.
  • Acts in a manner that protects the confidentiality of patient, employee, and hospital information at all times.

Care of Unit Environment, Equipment, Materials, and Supplies:
  • Performs a variety of environmental and inventory activities to ensure a safe, clean, and appropriately equipped environment for patients, visitors, and staff within the scope of their role.
  • Initiates and performs spot and spill cleaning as needed, including biological spills. Assists with locating and transporting equipment for periodic sonic cleaning.
  • Makes routine room rounds to unclutter, clean, and organize patient rooms/areas when needed.
  • Checks inventories and restocks/replaces/assembles patient equipment and supplies.
  • Appropriately disposes of trash, soiled linens, and medical waste & disposable items.
  • Performs regular checks per policies to ensure that equipment is operating properly and has current safety inspections/expiration dates before patient use. Identifies broken/expired equipment/supplies; removes from service and notifies RN. Provides equipment delivery to appropriate repair sites as requested.
  • Maintains appropriate equipment logs and records.
  • Performs initial cleaning/decontamination of equipment/materials, e.g., removing reusable equipment from isolation rooms, and arranges for terminal cleaning as appropriate.
  • Provides basic patient equipment care including but not limited to changing hearing aid batteries, cleaning/preparing breast pumps, etc.

OTHER DUTIES:
  • Interprets/translates for patients/family/visitors when conversant in her/his native language.
  • Utilizes the hospital's values as the basis for decision making and facilitates the division's hospital mission.
  • Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

A high school diploma or GED certificate is required.

EXPERIENCE:

Requires a minimum of one of the following:
  • One year of previous experience as a nursing assistant in an acute hospital setting, or
  • Current enrollment in a nursing program and has completed two cycles of clinical rotation or
  • Successful completion of an approved certified nursing assistant training or
  • Successful completion of an approved certified Medical Assistant Training program.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Ability to effectively speak, read, and write using the English language. Multilingual skills (beyond that of English) in languages appropriate to the patient populations served by the Medical Center is a plus.
  • Ability to perform basic math and quantitative measurements, e.g., obtain height and weight, abdominal girths, measure urine output, calorie counts, etc.
  • Ability to accurately interpret and utilize basic medical terminology and abbreviations.
  • Ability to enter and retrieve computerized information/data. Ability to use Microsoft Outlook.
  • Ability to pass clinical competency testing and basic math and abbreviation test.
  • Physical ability to push, transfer and pull heavy loads (e.g., independently transport average-sized patients via wheelchair and stretcher, etc.) throughout the assigned shift.
  • Physical ability to meet core job requirements following practice setting demands for the patient populations regularly served.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with nursing staff, patients, families/visitors, physicians, and other hospital staff.
  • Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently complete assigned work.
  • Ability to manage stress related to patient care issues and changing organizational climate and personnel issues.

NursingAsst
Req id: 23419
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Certified Nursing Assistant Labor and Delivery 24 hours day-evening-night rotation every other weeke
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Full Time
location-iconBoston MA
Job Description
Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It is a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all-and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet - an integrated health care delivery system that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030, a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.

Position: Certified Nursing Assistant

Department: Labor & Delivery

Schedule: Part Time, 24 hours day/evening/night rotation, every other weekend

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction and supervision of the registered nurse and in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) participates in the delivery of patient care. The role encompasses the provision of direct clinical and support services to patients and families across the health care continuum, functioning as an effective member of the health care team by contributing to the efficient operation of the patient care unit, and accountability for fiscally sound, quality patient/family clinical outcomes.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

Clinical Practice: Under the direction of the registered nurse (RN), performs a variety of appropriately delegated patient care interventions for patients and their families within the scope of their role .
  • Collaborates with the RN throughout the shift to determine the appropriate work assignment and priorities as well as communicates the status of delegated task completion and outcomes of patient data findings to the RN throughout the shift.
  • Maintains timely ongoing verbal communication with RN throughout the shift regarding patient condition. Notifies RN immediately of any significant change in a patient's condition and/or monitoring alarms (for example: change in vital signs, change in patient's mental status, abnormal blood sugar, patient fall, patient concerns with care).
  • Upon initial contact with patients, visitors, and staff, identifies self as a CNA and introduces self to the patient by name. Wears appropriate name badge which identifies self as a CNA.
  • Accurately collects and records patient data (vital signs, intake, and output, blood sugar, weights, restraint care/monitoring, other) and complies with hospital documentation standards to ensure a complete and accurate patient record.
  • Accurately interprets & utilizes medical abbreviations and terminology following hospital policy.
  • Initiates a prompt response to all patient call lights and seeks assistance from co-workers as appropriate.
  • Assists with admission, discharge, and transfer of patients as appropriate for the inpatient or ambulatory area patients. Completes section of the Functional Health Assessment upon admission. Prepares room for admission and ensures patients have appropriate identification bands upon admission and throughout their hospitalization. Transport patients and their belongings, equipment, and supplies, as needed and as part of the transfer/discharge process.
  • Makes routine patient room rounds to address patient needs.
  • Provides and/or assists with basic hygiene including but not limited to bathing, dressing, mouth care, shaving, whirlpool baths, perineal and bowel care, foley care, application of condom catheters, emptying urinals and ostomy bags, and other associated hygiene tasks.
  • Provides basic skincare including but not limited to back rubs, routine diabetic foot care, application of non-medicated ointments, application of elastic stockings, ace wraps, and venodynes, turning and repositioning patients every two hours, and other associated tasks.
  • Sets up patients for meals and assists them with feeding and opening food containers; maintaining calorie counts and recording intake/output measures (I and Os).
  • Performs basic oral suctioning.
  • Performs postmortem care.
  • Assists nurse/health team members during simple and complex treatments or procedures.
  • Provides basic preoperative care and readies the patient for the OR in conjunction with the RN.
  • Collects, labels, and sends/transports specimens with the appropriate lab slips/requisitions.
  • When ambulating patients use safe and proper techniques, apply safety devices using hydraulic lifts or bed scales as needed.
  • When providing one-on-one (1:1) or one-on-two (1:2) patient care, performs the duties of the certified nursing assistant for the patient assigned.
  • Identifies emergency/crises and initiates appropriate response actions within the scope of her/his role, including immediate communication of such events to the registered nurse.
  • Performs EKGs and phlebotomy services as directed.
  • Performs basic patient testing, including but not limited to tests for guaiac, sugar and acetone, urine pH, glucose finger stick, O2 saturation, leg/girth measurements, visual acuity tests, peak flow tests, etc
  • Maintains competence concerning a variety of other technical skills which may include, (depending on unit assigned) but are not limited to:
  • PD cycler set up
  • Cast / splint care
  • Application of external monitors
  • GU irrigation set up
  • Chest tube set up
  • Arterial line set up
  • Basic ostomy care.
  • Quad coughing

Support Services: Under the direction of the RN, works cooperatively with all health care team members to provide a variety of support services to meet patient, family, and staff needs within the scope of his/her role.

Addresses patient comfort and information needs by providing informative, non-clinical information to patients and families, orienting patients/visitors to the hospital, unit, patient room services, distributing patient mail/flowers, arranging the room to ensure necessary personal care items are available & accessible (includes call lights), distributes nourishments, changes linens & clothing, refill ice packs, run patient errands or other duties as assigned by the RN. Answers the telephone identifying unit, self & role; responds to caller's need within the scope of the role or takes and delivers messages promptly. In conjunction with the RN, responsible for initiating patient belongings tracking form and for properly securing patient belongings following hospital policy. Consults with RN if the patient refuses to secure their belongings or has their belongings sent home with a family member or friend.

Work Rules, Standards, & Competency Compliance:
  • Acts in a manner that supports a positive and collaborative work environment and that are congruent with established standards, policies, procedures, and regulations within the scope of their role.
  • Works cooperatively with all staff members and takes appropriate steps to resolve interpersonal conflicts. Seeks assistance from RN or off-Shift Nurse Manager as needed.
  • Participates in staff meetings and appropriate in-services. Responsible for reading and reviewing minutes and clinical updates on the unit. Maintains accurate education records in HealthStream. Maintains competencies required to perform the role.
  • Complies with established practice standards, policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines, and regulations, (for example DPH, JCAHO, Boston fire codes, OSHA).
  • Reviews and is knowledgeable of appropriate policies, procedures, and work rules.
  • Dresses appropriately according to dress code requirements, including wearing uniform and visible hospital I.D. badge while on duty.
  • Assists in the orientation of new staff; serves as a resource to float staff.
  • Adapts to changing patient and unit needs including but not limited to offers assistance to other team members, floating, adjusting assignments, etc.
  • Communicates with the charge nurse/supervisor to coordinate break periods with unit activities. Maintains visibility on the unit and does not leave the work area without appropriate notification to the RN.
  • Delivers care in a non-judgmental, non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to and demonstrates respect for patient diversity.
  • Acts in a manner that protects the confidentiality of patient, employee, and hospital information at all times.

Care of Unit Environment, Equipment, Materials, and Supplies:
  • Performs a variety of environmental and inventory activities to ensure a safe, clean, and appropriately equipped environment for patients, visitors, and staff within the scope of their role.
  • Initiates and performs spot and spill cleaning as needed, including biological spills. Assists with locating and transporting equipment for periodic sonic cleaning.
  • Makes routine room rounds to unclutter, clean, and organize patient rooms/areas when needed.
  • Checks inventories and restocks/replaces/assembles patient equipment and supplies.
  • Appropriately disposes of trash, soiled linens, and medical waste & disposable items.
  • Performs regular checks per policies to ensure that equipment is operating properly and has current safety inspections/expiration dates before patient use. Identifies broken/expired equipment/supplies; removes from service and notifies RN. Provides equipment delivery to appropriate repair sites as requested.
  • Maintains appropriate equipment logs and records.
  • Performs initial cleaning/decontamination of equipment/materials, e.g., removing reusable equipment from isolation rooms, and arranges for terminal cleaning as appropriate.
  • Provides basic patient equipment care including but not limited to changing hearing aid batteries, cleaning/preparing breast pumps, etc.

OTHER DUTIES:
  • Interprets/translates for patients/family/visitors when conversant in her/his native language.
  • Utilizes the hospital's values as the basis for decision making and facilitates the division's hospital mission.
  • Follows established hospital infection control and safety procedures.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

A high school diploma or GED certificate is required.

EXPERIENCE:

Requires a minimum of one of the following:
  • One year of previous experience as a nursing assistant in an acute hospital setting, or
  • Current enrollment in a nursing program and has completed two cycles of clinical rotation or
  • Successful completion of an approved certified nursing assistant training or
  • Successful completion of an approved certified Medical Assistant Training program.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Ability to effectively speak, read, and write using the English language. Multilingual skills (beyond that of English) in languages appropriate to the patient populations served by the Medical Center is a plus.
  • Ability to perform basic math and quantitative measurements, e.g., obtain height and weight, abdominal girths, measure urine output, calorie counts, etc.
  • Ability to accurately interpret and utilize basic medical terminology and abbreviations.
  • Ability to enter and retrieve computerized information/data. Ability to use Microsoft Outlook.
  • Ability to pass clinical competency testing and basic math and abbreviation test.
  • Physical ability to push, transfer and pull heavy loads (e.g., independently transport average-sized patients via wheelchair and stretcher, etc.) throughout the assigned shift.
  • Physical ability to meet core job requirements following practice setting demands for the patient populations regularly served.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with nursing staff, patients, families/visitors, physicians, and other hospital staff.
  • Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently complete assigned work.
  • Ability to manage stress related to patient care issues and changing organizational climate and personnel issues.

NursingAsst
Req id: 23419