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Patient Care Services, Cardiac Step-Down

We Are Hiring

Patient Care Technician-PCT   Certified Nursing Assistant-CNA   

Stepdown Intermediate Care

Full-Time, Day

St Thomas West Hospital

Nashville,TN

Why Join Ascension?

In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities covering a 68-county area and employing more than 8,000 associates.  Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provides a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient services. The clinical programs and medical facilities are continuously updated to meet both the changing needs of the community and the challenges posed by innovations in technology.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.
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What You Will Do

Step-down Intermediate Care, sometimes also called Cardiac Short Stay, assists cardiac patients coming out of the ICU or post-surgery for a short period before being discharged. You will need to have excellent understanding of vitals, intake & outtake, charting, and communication skills. We are looking for someone with a bubbly and uplifting personality that gives our patients the very best experience. 

In addition to ADL’s you will answer call lights and order supplies for patients and assist in transporting if necessary. As an Associate with Saint Thomas Health Svcs-TN, you will have the opportunity to perform basic clinical and non-clinical patient care activities under supervision in assigned area.

Responsibilities:

  • Aids with entry and exit of patients.

  • Assists patients with tending to personal care and activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as bathing, feeding, grooming.

  • Reports findings or changes in physical, mental and emotional conditions to nursing staff. Documents necessary records.

  • Responsible for keeping patient rooms clean and orderly as well as maintaining medical equipment.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) or Red Cross obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. For current incumbents as of 4/30/18, BLS required upon expiration of Heart Saver.

Education:

  • Diploma 
    • High school diploma or GED required

Equal Employment Opportunity

Saint Thomas Health Services complies with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring or employment practices on the basis of citizenship, race, color, religion, gender, age, national and ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.

No question or item on this application for employment is intended to secure information to be used for such discrimination.  Information obtained through this application will be used solely to determine qualifications and suitability for employment. This application will be valid for a period of 90 days from date of completion. 

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Job ID: 432621
Category: Nursing Support
Ministry: Saint Thomas Health, TN
Location: Nashville, TN

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