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Company: Covenant HealthCare
Location: Saginaw, MI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Covenant HealthCare





The Nursing Care Assistant (NCA) is responsible and accountable for a variety of clinical and supportive tasks and provides basic patient care under the direction of the Registered Nurse. The Nursing Care Assistant demonstrates excellent customer service. He/She upholds the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant, and commits to keeping our Promise of Caring.


Contributes to organization success targets for net operating margin
Participates in cost containment efforts through efficient use of supplies, services, and time management
Adheres to unit/department budgetary practices
Supports the organizations patient flow efforts through compliance to unit and Patient Services policies
Remains flexible in cooperation with 24-hour staffing patterns and scheduling needs for provision of care in all inpatient units
Models Covenant's Mission, Vision and Values of keeping our Promise of Caring and Commitment to Service
Communicates with patients and families in a professional, therapeutic, and courteous manner
Has clinical and social contact with patients, including all age groups, and is able to appropriately assess, care for and treat them according to the guidelines as defined by Covenant HealthCare
Assists with simple procedures and follows standard precautions
Performs vital signs, measures height, weight, head circumference and other data as requested
Assists with feeding, collects urine and stool specimens, measures Foley and NG and wound drainage output
Bathes patients, changes occupied and unoccupied beds, performs dressing and gowning and skin care
Performs safety checks to include restraints, falls, and suicide precautions
Ambulates, transports and positions patients with proper body mechanics, applying or utilizing special equipment as necessary
Provides diversion activities, comforts and supports patients and their family members
Assists the patient and family in learning appropriate self-care techniques within the scope of the Nursing Care Assistant
Documents all patient care observations and interventions in the electronic record accurately, clearly, in a timely manner following all established policies
Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and unit function, and maintains patient rights and confidentiality and actively supports risk management activities
Actively participates in quality management
Participates in patient care and unit activities to achieve compliance with all regulatory, patient safety, infection control, and safety requirements
Updates and maintains knowledge, skills and competencies related to area of practice and ages of patient population
Attends unit conferences, inservice programs and continuing education activities to meet the organization's expectations
Other duties as assigned


Other information:
High School Diploma required

Demonstrates excellent customer service skills
Computer competency, including Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Successful completion of Nursing Care Assistant Simulation Lab

Completion of Nurse Aide or Home Health Aide training program, graduate of accredited Nursing School, or current student in accredited Nursing school upon recent completion of fundamentals
BLS certification required, or obtained within 60 days of hire

Must be able to work well with the public and able to be tactful in often hectic and stressful situations
Sound judgment in handling confidential or sensitive issues and material
Minimum of one year of clinical bedside experience preferred





It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities.  Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises.  Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.

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