Clinical Assistant - CNA

Stamford Hospital - Stamford, CT3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $26,000 - $35,000 a year
Stamford Health is seeking an individual to join the Cardiology Unit as a Clinical Assistant. This is a Part Time(20hrs/weekly) position working during the Night(11pm - 7am) with weekend flexibility. This part time opportunity can turn into full time down the road or remain part time based on the schedule flexibility of the individual and performance.

The primary function of a clinical assistant is to coordinate and deliver patient care utilizing the direction of licensed nursing personnel and following all established standards of practice within State and Federal guidelines. Act as preceptor to new staff and/or students as requested. Adhere to all Stamford Hospital’s policies and procedures, including the Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program. Provide safe and therapeutic care using the values inherent in our hospital culture.

Required Skills
Clinical Excellence

Provides direct patient care to a select group of patients and advocates on their behalf. Includes:
Bathing, dressing, undressing, bed pans, urinals,( toileting), mouth care/grooming and shaving as directed by licensed nurse
Taking vitals and intake and output, as directed (Blood glucose monitoring, EKG )
Collecting food trays, providing water pitchers and feeding as guided by licensed nurse
Changing room linens and tidiness of room
Directing visitors as needed
Constant observation &/or remote video monitoring as needed
Assisting with transferring patient with ambulation, turning and positioning & chair
Assists with adjunct therapies such as enemas, heat packs, ice packs, sitz baths as directed.
Phlebotomy as directed and to policy.
Assists with assessment of patient’s physical and psychosocial condition with reports to licensed nurse.
Supports and promotes hospital-wide and unit specific initiatives & goals (e.g. Planetree, Magnet, hourly rounding etc.)
Practices and promotes patient safety and quality of care with continual communication with licensed nurse.
Documents pertinent information, observations and all aspects of patient care clearly, concisely and in a timely manner.
Assists with education process for patients and families.
Adheres to hospital and department specific dress code policy.

Collaborates with patient, family and healthcare team in implementing plan of care as a liaison of the hospital and healthcare team.
Maintains high standards of service to patients, physicians and other hospital departments.
Displays a positive attitude and works to achieve an environment of respect, accountability, teamwork, integrity, and compassion. Does not support or take part in disruptive or negative behavior.

Planning, Prioritizing, Problem Solving and Decision Making
Communicates any assessed change in clinical presentation to licensed nurse.
Complies with hospital attendance policy and department staffing policy and rotations.
Ability to manage multiple competing tasks, develop effective plan for accomplishing daily tasks and manage priorities and allocation of available resources along with care team.
Responds to crisis in a calm, efficient manner, directing others concisely.
Participates in ongoing regulatory readiness compliance.
Communicating Effectively/Delegation
Communicates effectively with all members of the health care team and related departments to provide accurate information about the care of the patients.
Keeps all unit caregivers informed of issues and policies that affect patient care or nursing practices by actively participating in the shared governance.
Formulates and maintains effective working relationships with peers, managers and other team members
A clear direction and collaborates responsibility when appropriate.
Performs duties as assigned or requested in order to maintain a high level of service.
Technical Knowledge
Ability to utilize, navigate and provide instruction on the electronic medical record.
Maintains equipment and utilizes supplies in a safe, cost effective manner.
Completes required continuous training and education, including department specific requirements
Cross trained to the patient care attendant role. See PCA Job description

Required Experience
1) Minimum of high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

2) Must have one of the following:
Certified from a CNA program
Enrolled in an accredited nursing program having completed core nursing curriculum for ADLs’ as part of clinical rotations
A graduate of a foreign nursing program
A graduate of an accredited nursing program, having failed board licensure (2 chances)
BLS/CPR card