Student NURSE ASSOCIATE
Company: Covenant Health
Posted on: November 16, 2023
Overview: Student Nurse Associate, Medical Unit PRN/OCC, Hours
Vary, Night Shift About Claiborne Medical Center Claiborne Medical
Center, a member of Knoxville-based Covenant Health, offers a full
range of medical services including emergency care, general and
orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, and diagnostic services. Our
radiology services are certified by the American College of
Radiology in Computerized Tomography (CT), Mammography, Magnetic
Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound.
Claiborne also provides skilled and long-term care through
Claiborne Health and Rehabilitation Center. Our team of physicians
and staff is dedicated to putting our patients first, every day.
For more information, visit ClaiborneMedicalCenter.com. Position
Summary: Performs a wide variety of patient care activities and
supportive services under the supervision of a registered nurse .
Recruiter: Jennifer Lawless -- email@example.com -- 423-492-5011
Responsibilities: Demonstrates competence in performing critical
skills (Student Nurse Associate Core Competency checklist) to
include appropriate delivery of care according to age-specific
needs of the population served. Takes and records temperature,
pulse, respiration rates, blood pressure, weight, height, and
intake-output measurements. Documents oxygen saturation if patient
is connected to continuous pulse oximetry. Employs all established
infection control policies including standard precautions,
transmission-based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety
measures, and proper body mechanic in performance of job. Completes
designated patient care activities and provides for patient comfort
and privacy. Identifies and assists patients that need assistance
with nutrition and/or hydration. Empties drains, canisters, urine
bags, bedpans, and emesis basins and records intake and output.
Helps to maintain clean and orderly patient and work environment.
Revises and updates the plan of care as problems change and/or new
problems are identified in collaboration with RN. Assists RN in
obtaining a thorough nursing history on assigned patients.
Demonstrates effective therapeutic communication skills.
Documents/maintains patient record as appropriate. Performs basic
dressing changes and is knowledgeable of the fundamentals of
sterile technique. Evaluates nursing care actions and patient
responses and documents each shift. Observes and responds
appropriately to changes and complications in patient conditions.
Reports significant changes in patient condition to RN. Documents
treatments and diagnostic tests with results and response.
Documents in a clear, concise, accurate, and legible manner.
Observes assigned post-treatment/operative patients immediately
upon return to floor and initiates appropriate nursing actions.
Obtains RN signature for review and co-signature all entries.
Completes assigned tasks with minimal supervision, but seeks
guidance when uncertain how to perform procedure. Communicates
suggestions and/or complaints through appropriate channels.
Displays cooperation, flexibility, and positive behavior to
patients and other staff members. Demonstrates ability to
effectively perform under stress. Follows policies, procedures, and
safety standards. Completes required education assignments
annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and
participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Minimum
Education: Student in an accredited nursing education program.
Student must have junior or senior year status and must have
successfully completed fundamental clinical skills portion of the
program or must complete the program within the same semester of
hiring into the position (1 st semester of clinicals). Minimum
Experience: None Licensure Requirement: CPR required. RN
Keywords: Covenant Health, Knoxville , Student NURSE ASSOCIATE, Healthcare , Tazewell, Tennessee
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