Providence Health & Services Nursing Assistant - Direct Observation Unit in Tarzana, California
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Providence is calling a Nurse Assistant in Direct Observation Unit (Full-Time/Day Shift) at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.
We are seeking a Nurse Assistant in Direct Observation Unit who will report to the Nurse Manager, with direction from the Registered Nurse &/or LVN, this position is responsible for providing high quality, individualized basic care activities.
In this position you will:
Promote patient, physician and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect
Support and participate in activities that foster customer service.
Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate
Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education.
Attend and successfully completes general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements
Participate actively in department staff meetings
Demonstrate mastery of verbal and written communications
Observe patient issues/concerns/problems and reports, in a timely manner, normal and abnormal findings on an ongoing basis to LVN or RN
Provide care that considers physical, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural needs of patients
Contribute to patient care by assisting the patient in basic living activities such as bathing, oral care, positioning, linen changes, vital signs and ambulating
Complete assigned duties and treatment on a daily basis within the scope of practice
Under the direction of the RN/LVN and in conjunction with patient/family, the NA provides care based on the individualized patient care plan
Document care provided in the patient care record in accordance with policies and procedures
Evaluate and respond appropriately to ensure patient safety based on the physical environment, equipment and the patient’s behavior
Demonstrate the ability to provide care in emergency situations and follows established emergency procedures and practices
Demonstrate competence in the clinical knowledge, skills required, and technology utilized in the department
Answer call lights in a timely manner and responds appropriately
Be within the scope of practice, assists in coordination of student clinical experience and orientation of new staff
Demonstrate willingness & ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary
Demonstrate knowledge of age specific care, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, physiological normal values/readings; and observing skin integrity, behavior, motor skills and/or activities that place patients at risk as well as communicates effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations: Adult and Geriatric
Completion of Nursing Assistant course
Current Basic Life Support (BLS-HCP)
Current LA City Fire Card within 30 days of hire
Current CNA certification
One (1) year experience in acute care setting
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
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Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant
Req ID: 297337