Department Name: Intensive Care Unit 001
Job Opening: 61785
Stnd Hrs/Wk: 0
Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of Registered Nurse, and according to established policies and procedures, assists nursing staff in providing basic patient care services to facilitate the overall care of the patient. Assist with unit operations by performing various duties.Responsibilities:Obtains and records vital signs (temperature, pulse, pulse oximetry, respiration, pain score, and blood pressure (automatic and manual), heights, weights, fluid intake and output, as appropriate. Recognizes and notifies assigned RN of patient changes or irregularities.|Documents patient information, patient care tasks, and clinical data accurately, clearly, and concisely in patient care record/computer. Responsible for carrying Spectra-link phone, as assigned.|Participates in the team approach to patient care. Provides basic direct patient care services for patients, including but not limited to assisting with baths, providing preventative skin care, transferring patients to and from beds, feeding patients, emptying drainage bags, and providing H.S. care, under the direction of the assigned Registered Nurse. Abnormal findings are to reported to the assigned RN.|Performs finger stick blood glucose monitoring, documents and reports results to the Registered Nurse, according to the Point of Care protocol.|Complies with all protocols related to falls, risk for falls, bowel and bladder regimen, safety rounds, etc.|Assists patients in achieving maximum mobility by repositioning, transferring and assisting with ambulation. Performs passive range of motion. Documents time in patient chart or electronic record. Reinforces established exercise program as delegated by Registered Nurse or Physical Therapist.|Assists patient with TED hose measurements, application and removal of TED hose, per protocol. Assists with SCD’s per protocol.|Obtains and/or delivers specimens utilizing standardized precautions. Collects specimens using the “two identifier” process. Inputs requests for specimens in the computer.|Performs other duties when necessary including, but are not limited to: answering telephones and patient call lights, interacting with the patient’s family, initiating primary post mortem care, receiving and orientating the patient to room (admission kit, phone, gown television, call light, bed operation). May be responsible for assisting with other clerical duties, as assigned by the RN.|Performs other duties based on unit specialty. Refer to unit specific competencies based orientation for validation of appropriate competencies.|Assists with organization and cleanliness of unit.|The associate must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide the care appropriate to the age of the patient served in their assigned area. Possess the ability to collect data reflective of the patient’s status and record and report to the RN the appropriate information relative to the patient’s age-specific needs and provide care as needed.| Responsible for shift reporting utilizing walking rounds. Ensures pertinent information is communicated to next caregiver utilizing handoff.|Assists with cleaning and maintenance of patient equipment on the nursing unit. May include monitoring and documenting of refrigerator temperatures with follow up to appropriate person if not within acceptable limits.|Participates in emergency/code situations as directed. Performs Basic Life Support (BLS) as necessary. | Performs all aspects of job duties with a focus on patient safety at all times.|Maintains customer focus. Models, teaches, applies, and upholds St. John Health Care Promises and utilizes them as their behavioral standard.|Assists in the orientation of new staff.|Participates in the collaborative identification and reporting of safety issues.|Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:|Ability to demonstrate the knowle
Additional Education Info: High School graduate or equivalent is required. Completion of, but not limited to, one or more of the following areas required: Certified Nurse Assistant program or one or more years hospital experience as a Nurse Assistant, Patient Care Associate program, Medical Office Assistant program or other direction care vocational training, Current Co-op student, Nursing Student enrolled in an accredited RN program and has completed the Fundamentals of Nursing.|High School graduate or equivalent is required. Completion of, but not limited to, one or more of the following areas required: Certified Nurse Assistant program or one or more years hospital experience as a Nurse Assistant, Patient Care Associate program, Medical Office Assistant program or other direction care vocational training, Current Co-op student, Nursing Student enrolled in an accredited RN program and has completed the Fundamentals of Nursing.
Experience: Previous experience in direct patient care required. Certified Nursing Assistant preferred.|Previous experience in direct patient care required. Certified Nursing Assistant preferred.
License: Basic Life Support|Basic Life Support
License Additional Info: Required maintaining BLS competency as evidenced by documented validation biennially.|Required maintaining BLS competency as evidenced by documented validation biennially.
About St. John Providence Health System
Believe in Better
St. John Providence is committed to providing care to treat the entire person -- body, mind, and spirit. This philosophy of care underscores our heritage as a faith-based health system offering our patients so much more than medicine.
We are the largest provider of inpatient care in southeast Michigan and one of the largest employers in metro Detroit. St. John Providence provides comprehensive prevention, primary care, and advanced treatment programs with more than 125 medical centers and four hospitals spanning four counties. Our Centers of Excellence offer expertise in cancer, heart and vascular, minimally invasive surgery, neuroscience, orthopedics, and weight loss.
Commitment to Community
At St. John Providence, we recognize that every community - and every person - is different. That's why St. John Providence Community Health offers a wide variety of health and wellness programs that meet diverse needs, regardless of economic status and physical condition. Learn more about our community health programs here. In addition, the St. John Providence family includes thousands of volunteers and donors who support our health care mission in the community with their generosity.
St. John Providence's size means we have a stronger voice when advocating for those who have no voice--the poor and vulnerable. Through partnerships, coalitions, and program development and support, our innovative programs increase access to healthcare services and empower individuals to make informed health choices. We provide an estimated $200 million in uncompensated care to our community annually.
Graduate Medical Education
St. John Providence Graduate Medical Education is affiliated with the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan State Osteopathic School of Medicine, and multiple medical schools outside the state. It is the third largest graduate medical education program in Michigan. Residency and fellowship programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Osteopathic Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education, and Commission on Dental Accreditation. St. John Providence is the only health system in Michigan to have all four graduate medical education programs: Allopathic, Osteopathic, Podiatric, and Dental (advanced dental, periodontology, oral surgery). The St. John Providence - Osteopathic Division is the nation's largest program accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.
St. John Providence is a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. Ascension Health is transforming healthcare by providing the highest quality care to all, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Last year alone, Ascension provided $1.1 billion in care for persons who are poor, and in community benefit. Ascension Health's mission-focused health ministries employ 113,000 associates serving in more than 500 locations in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
The Michigan Ministries of Ascension Health
The Michigan Ministries of Ascension Health include five health systems, which, together, employ nearly 31,000 associates. Our ministries across the state are:
- Borgess Health in Kalamazoo
- Genesys Health System in Grand Blanc
- St. John Providence, in metro Detroit
- St. Joseph Health System in Tawas
- St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw and Standish