Ortho Colorado Hospital is this state’s only specialty orthopedic surgical hospital. Created by physicians in partnership with Centura Health, Ortho Colorado integrates state-of-the-art technology and award-winning care into a 48-bed facility designed around the seven essential elements of true healing: nature, color, light, environment, security, way-finding and culture. Located on the recently-built St. Anthony Medical Campus in Denver’s western suburb of Lakewood, Ortho Colorado is serviced by light rail transportation (for an easy commute) and surrounded by great dining, shopping, residential areas and easy access to nearby destinations like Red Rocks Amphitheatre, historic downtown Golden, and the beautiful town of Evergreen.
Job Description/Job Posting ID: 91169
Recruiter Contact: DustinTallant@centura.org
Clinic/Department: 6217 ORTHOCOLO ORTHO UNIT
Hospital: OrthoColorado Hospital
Schedule: Full Time
Performs direct and indirect patient care in collaboration with RN partner(s).
Minimum Education Requirements
High school diploma or GED
Minimum Experience Requirements
Previous clinical/patient related experience
Current state CNA license for applicable state of employment
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from American Heart Association
Provides quality holistic patient care within scope of training including comfort and hygiene measures, preventative skin care, safety measures, transport, and nutritional and elimination needs in collaboration with the RN partner. Promptly answers call lights and responds to patient needs. Performs a variety of technical tasks to assist the RN to include the set-up, handling and usage of certain equipment such as: incentive spirometers, Foley catheters, glucometers, pulse oximeters, feeding tubes, and drainage tubes, Provides assistance with feeding, meals, passing water and snacks to ensure that patient's dietary needs are met. Collects specimens and handles bodily fluids practicing universal or other indicated precautions as directed by the RN. Reports patient status changes and patient needs to RN accurately and timely.
Performs other administrative documentation as required by unit (e.g. order entry, work logs, audits). Ensures that work environments and patient rooms are neat and orderly to enhance unit and hospital image and safety. Performs all duties in a conscientious, courteous and caring manner to maintain positive customer relations, and contribute to our Planetree philosophy.
Accurately charts patient documentation to include vital signs, I & O, percentage of meals taken, personal hygiene, weights or other procedures performed, and report findings promptly to RN. Organizes and prioritizes work to be completed within assigned time frame to promote consistent patient care and comfort.
- Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs constantly.
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.