Boulder Community Hospital Patient Care Associate / CNA - 1N Oncology/Uro in Boulder, Colorado

POSITION SUMMARY Performs duties and tasks that assist the caregivers and promote effective departmental functioning. Direct patient care functions are under the direction of the RN.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS Education or Formal Training

Special Qualifications (licensure, registration, etc.) 1. Effective 4/1/15 CNA certification or equivalent certification is required. Equivalent certifications include: EMT, MA, Military Medic or completion of 1st year of nursing core classes (not prerequisites for nursing school). PCAs hired prior to 4/1/15 will be grandfathered in and will not be required to complete CNA certification. 2. BLS Certification required by end of conditional period.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability 1. Basic knowledge of medical terminology. 2. Able to take directions from multiple staff and demonstrate the ability to set priorities.

Experience Hospital or other health care experience preferred.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Clinical Patient Care a. Provides patient care for specific group of patients in team collaboration with an RN. b. Demonstrates clinical competence with patient care. c. Assists RN in identifying patient care problems. d. May be required to perform point of care testing. e. Supports and demonstrates customer service. f. Employees are expected to comply with all regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission Standards. g. Is familiar with organization, department and job specific Environment of Care areas, including Life Safety, Utilities Management, Hazardous Materials Communications, Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control and Medical Equipment Failure. h. Adheres to Standard Precautions as appropriate i) The use of protective barriers as appropriate; *gloves *masks
*gowns *pocket masks *safety glasses ii) Handling and disposing of infectious waste appropriately. iii) Hand washing as appropriate. iv) Handling and disposing of hazardous drug waste appropriately. v) I 131 Therapy Safety 2. Communication and Accountability a. Coordinates work and sets priorities to achieve maximum productivity and efficiently during the assigned shift. b. Communicates problems to the primary nurse or clinical lead promptly. Asks questions to clarify misunderstandings. Requests assistance from appropriate personnel in the event of an unusually difficult situation. c. Offers assistance and provides direction to visitors, patients, physicians, and families. d. Reports off when leaving the department. e. It is the expectation that all care providers document accurately and in real time, utilizing the electronic medical record within their department. 3. Management and Decision Making Skills a. Utilizes effective time management skills in planning and providing patient care. b. Provides constructive input for problem solving. 4. Professional Growth a. Identifies own learning needs and expands knowledge base through clinical practice and self-directed learning. OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Attends 75% of unit staff meetings. 2. Participates in Lean activities. 3. Performs other duties as assigned. 4. All employees are expected to remain flexible to meet the needs of the hospital, which may include floating to other departments to assist as the patient needs fluctuate.

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED Standard medical/hospital equipment: i.e., hospital beds, wheelchairs and carts, positioning aids, IV infusion pumps, monitoring equipment, phone, call light systems and computers, etc.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES 1. Physical working environment may include, but not be limited to, any of the following hazards: chemical, electrical, mechanical, biowaste, explosive, radiation, etc. 2. Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, etc. 3. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit. 4. The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds, and push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed). 5. Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.

INTERRELATIONSHIPS 1. Demonstrates ENCORE! Values. 2. Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal communication skills. 3. Participates in interpersonal conflict resolution with direction as needed.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES Assists with the direction of volunteers.

PATIENT CARE/INTERACTION When applicable, employees must be able to adjust the essential functions they perform appropriately to the age of their patient/customer. Employees must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development and the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department. Employees demonstrate the ability to alter care and patient/family education based on the age or developmental level of the patient.

Primary patient population served. (Check all that apply)

Neonate/Infant (birth – 12 months)


Adult (18 – 69 years)

Child (13 months – 12 years)


Older Adult (70+ years)


Adolescent (13 – 17 years)

This position does not have regular patient contact.

EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL DUTIES OF THIS JOB A detailed list of all competencies is listed in the competency-based orientation checklist.