Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.
We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”.
The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.
This is a nursing support position under the supervision and direction of the Nurse Manager, Clinical Supervisor, or RN. The Care Attendant provides direct care relevant to the age and developmental level of the patient in accordance with the mission, philosophy, policies, and procedures of Oneida Health.
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS
- Receives assignment and report; carries out specific duties as directed by nurse
- Correctly identifies patients prior to performing intervention or care
- Reports any changes or concerns of patients and families to primary caregiver
- Observes, collects, documents, and reports vital signs (temperature, radial pulse, respiration, and blood pressure)
- Provides safe, appropriate, and timely patient care independently as directed for: ambulation, toileting, positioning, drinks/snacks, and other activities as directed
- Answers call lights in a timely manner
- Independently performs the following in a safe, appropriate, and timely manner as directed and documents the dare provided: labels specimens prior to sending to lab; transfers patients using proper body mechanics, patient transfer devices, and techniques; oxygen set up; suction set up; pulling scopes; cleaning scope cart; setting up scopes; clean room and scope room
- Demonstrates skills in computer operations including documentation and electronic data entry
- Recognizes emergent patient care situations and immediately reports findings to first available professional
- Observes for and reports alteration in patient’s skin integrity
- Prepares stretchers for admissions and discharges
- Promotes and maintains cleanliness of the unit and replenishes stock items (urine cups, socks, IV equipment, BP cuffs, electrodes, specimen bags, MRSA swabs)
- Keeps informed of current developments within own area of practice (email, staff meetings, etc)
- Uses appropriate communication techniques based on knowledge of normal age-specific development during interactions with/care of adult and geriatric patients and families
- Demonstrates understanding of and respect for cultural values, beliefs, and practices
- Provides safe and appropriate care for patients
- Uses accepted infection prevention techniques to prevent and reduce the risk of acquiring and/or transmitting infections and manage all body fluids from all persons at all times.
- Other duties as assigned
- High School diploma or equivalent
- BLS certification