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Certified Nurse Assistant - 6NT CV Step Down

Company: Christus Health
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Summary:

Working under the supervision of a nurse, the Certified Nurse Assistant I administers patient care and related activities, services and/or procedures to promote the physical and emotional health and personal comfort needs for assigned patients. 

Shoreline Cardiovascular Step-Down is a 27-private bed unit that specializes in cardiac care for patients who have had open heart surgery.We see cardiovascular/thoracic patients and families that are post CABG, heart caths, valve replacements, thoracotomies, and many other cardiothoracic surgical procedures. We also see general medical surgical patients that may have a primary cardiac diagnosis/history with co-morbidities that may need telemetry monitoring, as well as those patients needing critical cardiac drips. On 6NT, we train our staff to detect medical issues before they become a problem, so they can respond to those emergent situations quickly and confidently. We have many opportunities for assessments, patient/family teaching, IVs, wound care, lab value analysis and medication administration/ management.Our average nurse to patient ratio is 5:1.One beautiful thing about 6NT is we are a heart floor in a heart hospital, so our beds are in high demand, are typically full, and our staff is rarely cancelled. We offer flexible scheduling through bid-shift and promote a team environment. On 6NT, we encourage communication and collaboration in an environment that is engaging and rewarding for our health care professionals, as well the patients on our unit. 

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Strong customer service skills and computer literacy is required. Previous experience as a Nurse Assistant in a hospital setting preferred.
  • Current Texas CNA Certification
  • CPR (American Heart Association) If Associate has graduated from an accredited nursing program (RN) the certification is waived for the first seven months.

Work Type: 

Per Diem As Needed


Keywords: Christus Health, Corpus Christi , Certified Nurse Assistant - 6NT CV Step Down, Other , Corpus Christi, Texas

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