This position provides proficient patient care, promotes patient comfort, and contributes to the overall patient plan of care. This position is responsible for on-going patient data collection and documentation in the medical record; provides a variety of unit support functions, which contribute to the overall efficient operation of the nursing unit/department.
About Fairbanks Denali Center Located next to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Denali Center is a 90-bed comprehensive short and long-term care facility offering uniquely compassionate care to our adult patient population. Following the Eden Alternative, we foster a core belief that aging should be a continued stage of development and growth, rather than a period of decline. Within our inviting setting, we provide residents with access to daily activities, visits from friends and family, a place to worship and on-site shopping options. We also provide our dedicated health care professionals with deeply rewarding career opportunities and fulfilling lifestyle options.
Full Time; Evenings*
*Every other weekend
Provides daily living assistance and completes necessary tasks to promote patient health. Assists patients with basic hygiene needs, maintains optimum mobility levels, provides safe patient handling, O2, and infection control practices, assists patients with nutritional intake as needed, and provides end of life care.
Collects patient specimens and data, including vital signs, glucose testing, input/output and other delegated measurements in accordance with unit/facility policy and standards of care. Documents objective data and routine aspects of patient care. Assists in the transportation of patient specimens.
Recognizes and reports abnormalities and/or changes to the patients health status, as well as patient health responses from treatment of a licensed professional. Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for which care is provided.
Performs procedures and uses equipment as delegated by a licensed professional, consistent with demonstrated competencies and state scope of practice; procedures may include blood draws, Foley catheter removal, EKGs, EKG monitoring, and bladder scanning. Provides necessary supplies, support and assistance to medical staff and patients for unit specific procedures, under the direct supervision of a licensed professional.
Maintains a clean, orderly and well-stocked environment. Understands and incorporates long term care infection control standards into all aspects of daily work.
May provide general support to the department, including greeting and assisting patients, visitors, providers, and ancillary personnel.
May assist as needed with general receptionist and clerical duties in order to facilitate efficient functioning of the unit/department.
May mentor, train, and teach other staff. Involved in performance improvement projects, incorporates the Eden philosophy with residents and staff, and maintains additional competencies in Alzheimers and Dementia support. May float to other areas of the facility.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge is required.
Requires proficiency in all competencies including end of life care, Alzheimers, and Dementia within first six (6) months of hire. Demonstrated ability to float to other areas of the facility is required within the first six (6) months of hire.
Current BLS certification. Current C.N.A. license in state of practice is required in accordance with regulatory requirements or facility/department policy. Demonstrates critical thinking skills.
Must possess excellent organizational skills, as well as effective human relations and communication skills.
Working knowledge of medical terminology and computer literacy and keyboarding skills is required.
As is typical in this industry, variable shifts and hours, and on-call duties may be required.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.