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4West Certified Nurse Aide

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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  • Healthcare
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Title: 4West Certified Nurse Aide
JobID: 6675
Need days during the week and nights during the weekend. 


Certified Nurse Assistant

4 West
Job Location:                         Lubbock, TX
Shift:                                       7-7, Varies
Status:                                    On-Call
ours per Pay-period:          72 or 84 (12-Hour Shift Department) per two weeks
About UMC
UMC, licensed for 450 beds, is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care.  UMC serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), to train tomorrow’s healthcare professional.  UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech which helps assist UMC’s mission and support Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!

UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
Vision Statement:To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
Mission Statement:Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
Standards of Excellence:Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

Description / Scope of Service
4 West provides care for any patient with a medical and/or surgical condition that requires continuous skilled nursing care to promote health and to strive for complete patient recovery or the return of the patient to the greatest degree of self-sufficiency.    The 4 West nursing unit is primarily a medical renal unit which also cares for other medical conditions.  The unit, which is jointly managed by nursing and medicine, consists of 30 private beds. In addition, the unit has a 4 bed, semi-private secured area used to provide care to inmates.   This area is secured by correctional officers that accompany staff during all care administered to the inmate.   The nursing care delivery model is Primary Care Nursing. The nurse-to-patient ratio is a goal of 4-5 patients per 1 nurse. This can be adjusted by the charge nurse according to patient and staffing needs. This delivery care model dictates that the ideal candidate must be able to coordinate needed patient care with all disciplines. The ideal candidate must be able to make the education of patients and families a top priority. Mandatory floating to other units does not occur.
Admission criteria
The admitting physician or his/her designee will determine the medical indications for admission to 4 West based on, but not limited to, the following:
  • Adult patients age 18 and older
  • Primary diagnosis of renal disorders such as: end-stage renal; acute renal failure; renal transplant rejection; renal transplant infections
  • Post-Op complications
  • Cardiac disorders such as congestive heart failure; pre and post cardiac heart surgery (ie: pacemaker placement); pre cardiac catheterization 
  • Diabetes
  • GI disorders
  • Indicated general surgical patients
  • Orthopedics (overflow)
  • Oncology (overflow)
  • General medicine patients such as pneumonia, COPD, hypertension
A multi-disciplinary approach to nursing care is utilized on 4 West. Patient care providers will include Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nurse Assistants/Patient Care Assistants, Nurse Technicians, Respiratory Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Pharmacists, Social Services, Case Managers, and Nursing Support Services.
  • UMC Hospital Orientation
  • UMC On-line Nurse Aide Orientation
  • Nurse Aide Orientation Competency Validation
Individualized Unit Specific Orientation
  • Unit specific orientation is provided in addition to UMC’s Hospital Orientation.
  • During clinical orientation you will be paired with a non-licensed preceptor.  Our employees work as a team to obtain the best experience for the new employee.
  • Orientation length is individually based and will be determined by the preceptor, new employee and the department’s Clinical Instructor.
  • Clinical orientation will begin on day shift to maximize your exposure to different patient/clinical experiences.
  • You will also have many opportunities for professional growth.
  • Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes   
  • Other opportunities include: mentoring and the ability to self-schedule to meet individual needs.
  • Applicant has completed Nurse Aide course and presents Nurse Aide Certification.
  • Must demonstrate ability to obtain and document Vital Signs, accurate Input and Output (I&O) and report changes abnormal changes in patient status.
  • Will perform tasks which involve specified services for patients delegated by a Licensed Nurse. Functions under direction of the Registered Nurse per clinical department.
  • Age specific knowledge is required when needed for appropriate patient care.
  • Has working knowledge of organizational and nursing policies when appropriate.
  • Requires adequate hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills.
  • Talking and hearing is essential for communication.
  • Visual acuity is required to work with patients for observation, assessment, and electronic charting.
  • Current CPR certification from American Heart Association
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to perform work that requires walking, sitting and standing most of the time while on duty. Lifting and moving patients with assistance is required.
  • All employees must review, sign and utilize UMC’s Standards of Excellence.
Benefits (Full-Time based upon 36- 40 hours per week / Part-time benefits based on Hours Worked)
  • Full-time benefit package inclusive of health and dental coverage
  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Eligible for overtime pay after 40 hours per week
  • Eligible for annual performance appraisal
  • Uniform payroll deduction available
  • Eligible for Non-nurse Education Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability/Group Life Insurance/Group Dependent Life Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Program
  • Supplemental Insurance Programs
  • Healthcare and Dependent care spending accounts
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness (EI) 

Job Type: On Call/PRN
Category: Nursing
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