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Cardiac Step Down - Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Cardiac Step Down - Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
JobID: 6309
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
    Cardiac Intermediate Critical Care Unit (ICCU-5 East)
    Job Location:                         Lubbock, TX
    Shift:                                       7a-7p
    Status:                                    Full Time
    Hours 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 Reginal Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer 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 assists 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
    The Cardiac ICCU is a 32-bed intermediate critical care inpatient unit that provides nursing care for adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. The goal of this unit is to provide high quality care to patients no longer requiring critical care, but requiring a higher level of care than can be provided on the medical floors. The Cardiac ICCU serves as a step down unit for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The staffing goal for non-licensed personnel is 3 per shift. This can be adjusted by the charge nurse according to patient and staffing fluctuations and needs. The ideal candidate must be able to make the comfort and safety of patients and families a top priority. Floating to other units does not occur.
    Admission criteriato the Cardiac ICCU is determined by, but not limited to, the following guidelines:
    • Patients with low probability myocardial infarction (MI), rule out MI, and patients recovering from Acute MI
    • Patients with Unstable Angina
    • Patients post Primary Coronary Intervention (PCI) with sheath
    • Patients recovering from coronary angiogram that do not require thrombolytic administration
    • Patients awaiting arterial access discontinuation
    • Patients post pacemaker insertion or generator change
    • Patients requiring continuous telemetry or bedside monitoring
    • Patients with hemodynamically stable dysrhythmias that can be monitored by telemetry or bedside monitor
    • Post electrophysiology study patients including cardiac ablation
    • Patients with two or less of the following IV medications (requiring infrequent titration)
    • Patients with two or less of the following IV medications: Lidocaine/Procainamide, Amiodarone, Cardizem, Heparin, Dobutamine, Dopamine, Nitroglycerin, Integrellin, Cardene, Hypertonic Saline, Milrinone, Lasix/Bumex, Reopro, Cangrelor, andArgantroban
    • Patients with mild to moderate congestive heart failure (CHF)
    • Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) patients, either pre-op, post-op or those requiring intermediate critical care
    • Stable Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) patients
    • Patients with hypertensive urgency without evidence of end-organ damage
    • Cardiovascular patients requiring respiratory support up to, and including, mechanical ventilation
    • Patients requiring nursing interventions every 2 hours for <8 hours (pulse oximetry, neurological checks, complex wound care, glucose monitoring); vital signs hourly for up to 4 hours; vitals every 15 minutes no greater than 2 hours
    A multi-disciplinary approach to nursing care is utilized on the Cardiac ICCU. Patient care providers will include Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Nurse Assistants/Patient Care Assistants, 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.
    • The non-licensed personnel can expect clinical orientation to begin on day shift to achieve maximum exposure to the activities of the unit.
    • You will also have many opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
    • PCA training is available (free of charge) after 6 months of employment as long as the employee is in good standing with UMC.
    • Committee involvement is encouraged in order to improve patient care and processes
    • Committees are available at unit level as well as hospital wide. 
    • The Cardiac ICCU offers 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: Full time
Category: Nursing
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