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Providence CNA Transitional Care Unit in Torrance, California


Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Providence Little Company Of Mary Torrance Hospital in Torrance , CA.

Full time/Days

$5,000 sign-on bonus for eligible external hires that meet required qualifications and conditions for payment.

We are seeking a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who will perform delegated routine and predictable patient care tasks/duties and works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). These duties may include, but are not limited to EKGs, vital signs, basic patient care and transportation. Respond appropriately to patients and families with knowledge of age-specific needs based on scope of service of unit/department where assigned.

In this position you will:

Check patient’s I.D. band daily for accuracy

Assist with patient admitting/transfer:

Set-up room, including monitor equipment, if ordered

Orient patient to environment and routine

Problem solve and serve patient needs

Care for/label/store patient personal property

Label room and equipment to identify by patient

Observe and report data collection to RN

Document in EMR (electronic Medical Record)

Assist during discharge:

Participate in discharge activities, as directed

Accompanie patient to transportation or transports

Provide direct patient care tasks/duties that have been delegated by the RN. Recognize and report problems immediately to the RN:

Take vital signs, weight, etc., as assigned

Perform pulse ox screening and records

Apply, changes, remove external catheters

Perform pre-surgical preps, as needed (i.e. shave)

Ambulate, repositions patient and performs range of motion (ROM)

Apply, changes patient restraints according to established policy

Apply K-pads, cold packs and hyper/hypothermic blankets

Empty Jackson-Pratts and Hemovacs

Apply anti-thromboembolytic hose, sequential compression devices and Plexipulse

Calculate fluid intake and output, calculate % meal eaten

Empty and change drainage containers, report and record contents

Perform specimen collection – NG, emesis, stool, and urine

Perform tray/supply set-up for a bedside procedure

Perform monitoring activities, reports, documents, (i.e., dynamap, pulse ox)

Provide post mortem care

Assist with tube feedings under the direct supervision of the RN, NOT INITIAL FEEDING

Assist in complex feeds

Assist in IV set-up (gather supplies, pump, etc.)

Incentive Spirometry follow-up and coaching

Assist with orthopedic equipment/applications, as directed

Perform tap water enemas and Harris flushes

Personal hygiene:

Bath patient or assists

Provide back care, including massage

Provide oral hygiene and dental care

Provide hair care, including shampoo and brushing

Provide nail care on hands and feet

Provide Foley catheter care

Shave patients

Perform transportation of patients, lifting support, as assigned

Recognize emergency situations; promptly reacts; initiates or supports CPR; follow directions appropriately in emergency situations; reports observations

Other – if also performs the duties of a monitor tech or USA – please document performance in those roles

Documentation/Information Management:

Responsible for timely, accurate and concise documentation in EMR:

Perform documentation and records: Vital signs, weight, container contents (drainage), hemocults, fluid intake and output, and % of food eaten, and all patient interventions

Utilize computer for documentation

Demonstrate working knowledge of Hospital Information Systems

Communicate patient information and changes to RN

Maintain confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information

Development/Professional Growth:

Assume responsibility and accountability for own professional growth

Responsible for designated hours of continuing education to maintain current certification

Attend staff development activities of department

Participate in in-services and committees, as assigned

Attend department staff meetings

Performance Improvement:

Participate in and can articulate department and hospital performance improvement projects


Practice financial responsibility and prudence

Use equipment and supplies in a prudent and effective manner

Required qualifications for this position includes:

Education sufficient for certification

California Nursing Assistant Certification

A current BLS Card from the American Heart Association for Health Care Providers or American Red Cross CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer

Able to perform basic arithmetic computations (add, subtract, multiply, divide)

Able to perform all physical requirements pertaining to delegated tasks

Able to accurately and efficiently complete assigned tasks

Able to organize and prioritize work to complete assignments in a timely manner

Must demonstrate an understanding of basic medical terminology and abbreviations

Able to establish and maintain a courteous and cooperative (service-oriented) working relationship with patients, families and co-workers

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

One (1) year previous Certified Nursing Assistant experience in a hospital or post acute environment

About the hospital you will serve:

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital serving the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We are proud of our reputation for clinical excellence, use of advanced technology, and a distinct focus on providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical, and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center,Torrance is proud to be recognized as a Magnet® Designated Hospital. We are the only South Bay area hospital to be named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health; a distinction we have held four years in a row. As a recent recipient of the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance and the American Hospital Association McKesson Quest for Quality, our commitment to outstanding patient care and operational efficiency is clear.

As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

About the Team

The Sisters of Providence and Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange have deep roots in California, bringing health care and education to communities from the redwood forests to the beach shores of Orange county - and everywhere in between. In Southern California, Providence provides care throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, High Desert and beyond.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care, and even our own Providence High School.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 102957
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
Job Function: Nursing
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Career Track: Nursing
Department: 7014 LCMT TCC HCP

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.