Wellforce Patient Care Technician, Nursing Assistant, CNA in Lowell, Massachusetts
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!
Hours: 24 Hours Per Week, Evening/Night Shift
Lowell General's Intensive Care Unit, or ICU, is designed for the latest in critical care services. Patients who are critically ill receive the highest available level of care where they are closely monitored around the clock by a team of specially educated, experienced physicians and nurses. Patients have ventilators, balloon pumps, or Impella devices, they may have multiple IV drips running, and they may require bedside procedures, all of which the ICU RN provides care for. The ICU's unique design enables the nursing and physician staff to have a full view of virtually all patients at all times. Each of the single rooms has state-of-the-art technology that enables staff to monitor patients' vital signs continually. For those visiting loved ones in the ICU, the wide, sunlit gallery surrounding the ICU provides a comfortable, attractive area to gather and provide emotional and spiritual support for the patient and each other. Visiting family members are welcome at any time. The ICU main campus has also achieved the high honor of earning AACN's Gold BEACON AWARD for EXCELLENCE. They practice teamwork in a collaborative working environment.
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
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
Free on-campus parking
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.