Patient Care Technician, Nursing Assistant, CNA

Lowell General Hospital - Main Campus - Lowell, MA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $29,000 - $37,000 a year
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Work close to home with nursing opportunities at a Magnet designated, community hospital. If you are a Nursing Assistant with recent experience, we would love to speak with you about joining our team!

Unit Description:
Dahod 4 unit is a 30 bed intermediate care/stepdown unit. Patients cared for on this unit include mostly cardiac patients; such as patients who are in need of cardiac catheterizations, post STEMI/angioplasty, NSTEMI, post pace maker insertion, CHF patient’s, Atrial Fibrillation or other cardiac arrhythmia’s and hyper/hypotensive patients, not meeting ICU admission criteria. This unit also cares for vascular patients pre/post-surgery including carotid endarterectomies and Fem-pops in addition to many other diseases/diagnosis’s requiring close monitoring; such as sepsis, respiratory patients requiring BIPAP or High flow oxygen, renal disease with/without HD, Neurological diagnosis’s, patients withdrawing from substance abuse and OB emergencies not meeting ICU admission criteria.

Position Description:
The following duties will be performed under the direction of an RN:

Performs all aspects of activities of daily living (ADLs) patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety.
Prepares patient room for admission
Maintains a clean and safe environment for the patient.
Prioritizes patient care according to nursing direction, and discharge plan.
Transports patient to procedures/discharge within/from hospital as directed.
Cleans and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Prepares patients for meals, assists with meals or feeds patient as necessary.
Demonstrates ability to perform technical tasks, i.e. use of glucometer, lift assisted devices, and collect specimens.
Collects, records and reports any abnormal vital signs, per patient population, i.e. Glucometry
Other department specific tasks as needed
Ensures that the patient and family members are attended to in a caring and attentive manner
Functions as a Safety Sitter when needed
Maintains continuous observation of a patient as a one on one sitter as outlined in the Sitter guidelines.
Notifies nurse before he/she leaves so that observation of patient will be maintained
Reports immediately to nurse any behavior that will cause untoward effect to patient/staff

Requirements:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Recent nursing assistant experience preferred or clinical rotation as part of nursing program
Works cohesively as a member of the patient care team
The ability to work under stressful conditions, adapting to the changing pace on the unit, frequent interruptions, emergencies and critically ill patients.
The ability to recognize patient data relative to age specific needs and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures.
The ability to organize and prioritize work.
Effective communication skills.
Adheres to hospital / departmental dress code.
Adheres to hospital’s time and attendance procedures.

What We Offer:
Competitive salaries & benefits
403(b) retirement plan with hospital match
Opportunities for growth
Tuition reimbursement
Free on-campus parking
To learn more about the Critical Care Units at Lowell General Hospital follow the link:
www.criticalcareatcirclehealth.com.

About Lowell General Hospital:
Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second largest community hospital in Massachusetts. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors.

We are also a proud member of Circle Health and in collaboration with the medical community it is our promise to provide our patients with Complete connected care SM

Circle Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.