Expedites problem resolution of patient flow barriers through inter-departmental collaboration including direction of environmental services, lab, radiology, pharmacy, case management, respiratory therapy, patient care unit associates and other associates as indicated to maintain patient flow. Maintains communication with the Administrative Supervisor and Patient Intake Center (PIC) throughout the shift. Coordinates patient room assignment, prioritized bed flow issues and communicates plan to PIC.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma.Completion of the Advanced Certified Nursing Assistant training required or must obtain within six months from date of hire or date of transfer.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Certified nursing assistant certification required. BLS issued through American Heart Association required.
Basic computer knowledge
Ability to communicate in English effectively both verbally and in writing
Demonstration/completion of annual competencies
Age Appropriate Competencies
Effective communication for interdepartmental collaborative relationship building
Data collection and trending on key metrics
Demonstrates principles of AIDET communication process
Uses technology to enhance real-time communication -- phone, pager, tablet
Performs responsibilities consistent with hospital safety policies
Performs responsibilities consistent with adherence to infection prevention policies.
EXPERIENCE: Five years as a certified nursing assistant in an acute hospital setting; eight years preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Chief Nurse Executive
-Bloodborne pathogen: B
Works irregular hours. Multiple simultaneous activities of patient care. Exposure to infectious diseases and x-rays. Exposure to varying unpredictable situations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics. Occasionally positions, pushes and/or transfers patients or equipment. Hearing and visual acuity within normal limits. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.