16 days old

CNA Emergency Dept. Per Diem Nights

Desert Regional Medical Center
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Facility Overview:

Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation,joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.

Position Overview:

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides patient care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse.

Access to all patient health information is for treatment purposes only.

Department Specific Duties:

Performs general nursing procedures, teaching, interventions, goal setting and treatments (within scope of practice) and reports significant findings to the Registered Nurse (RN)

Supports changes in clinical practice and assists the department director with implementing changes in the hospital policies or practices

Participates in orientation of new staff as needed

Ensures compliance, knowledge and adherence with hospital s policies and procedures

Maintains competence in practice

Participates in quality improvement programs

Provides skin care and hourly rounding to all assigned patients

Knowledgeable of growth, development and treatment needed in various populations served

Orients patients to room/unit and ensures, patient communication, white boards are complete

Utilizes universal precautions and ensures others do so as well

Ensures call lights are answered timely and report patient needs, which are outside of the scope of practice, to the appropriate personnel

Adheres to hospital attendance/tardiness policy

Attends all required education

Organizes care and assumes responsibility for assigned group of patients

Demonstrates guest relations in communication, cooperation and providing assistance to patients, physicians, co-workers and visitors in a prompt and courteous manner

Advocates and ensures patient rights are upheld

Identifies patient safety risks and ensures patient safety is maintained

Obtains and records vital signs, patient weight, activities of daily living, intake and output

Notifies RN and documents changes in patient s appearance or behavior

Applies telemetry leads and troubleshooting if working on telemetry monitoring unit

Proficient with braces and specialized equipment utilized by patients

Assists in monitoring mental health patients

Other duties as appropriately assigned by unit director


Position Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED

Education entry level, vocational training, specialized skills and certification

Current California Nursing Assistant Certification

Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support

Non-violent crisis de-escalation training completed within three months of hire

Excellent customer service skills

Ability to work with staff, patients and families

Good oral and written communication skills

Ability to work in a dynamic environment

Job: Nursing Assistants and PCA
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Nights


Posted: 2019-09-04 Expires: 2019-10-04

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CNA Emergency Dept. Per Diem Nights

Desert Regional Medical Center
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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