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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Nursing Assistant I - Nursing Float Pool *$5,000 Hiring Bonus* in Orange, California

We are looking for a Nursing Assistant I for the Nursing Float Pool at St. Joseph Hospital Orange.

Location: Orange, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 72 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 12-hour, Days

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse the Nurse Assistant will provide routine direct patient care within specific unit policies and procedures, report pertinent information to the Registered Nurse and respond to patient care needs.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to the needs of patients in a proactive way.

  • Accurately and timely collects/reports to registered nurse and documents data such as vital signs, intake and output, percent of meal eaten and patient care provided.

  • Demonstrates competency when performing the following patient care procedures: oral suctioning, measurements for intake and out put, collection and labeling of specimens, apply electrodes for cardiac monitors (in areas where applicable), and application and removal of restraints.

  • Provides for patient comfort and privacy during personal hygiene care such as bath care, mouth care, perineal care and skin care and assists with activities of daily living such as feeding, ambulating, and toileting.

  • Communicates appropriately to create and sustain positive working relationship with patient/family and other health care providers.

  • Adapts to changing needs by acquiring new skills and behaviors.

  • Follows isolation procedures/practices and other Infection Control measures.

  • Maintains a safe working environment by adhering to all hospital and departmental policy and procedures. Identifies and reports unsafe conditions to the registered nurse.


  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to interact with patients, co-worker, and physicians in a courteous, service oriented manner.

  • Demonstrates cooperation and flexibility by responding to varying and unpredictable situations.

  • Demonstrates ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time.

  • Ability to transport and lift patients using hospital approved lifting devices or techniques.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: Coursework/Training - Completion of first semester of a Registered Nurse academic program or equivalent education/experience.

Equivalent Educ/Experience: 6 months acute, psych or long-term care facility experience OR current California Nursing Assistant (C.N.A) certification

Licenses/Certifications: American Heart Association Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider.

Compassion. Dignity. Justice. Excellence. Integrity.

These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting.

As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community.

Clinical Excellence

When you take the latest in medical technology and place it in the hands of highly skilled clinicians, recognition is sure to follow. In July 2007, 2008 and 2009, St. Joseph Hospital was named one "America's Best Hospitals" for Orthopedic Care by U. S. News and World Report. This highly esteem recognition is testimony to our unique blend medical science and compassionate, values-based care.

A haven that feels like home.

St. Joseph Hospital offers a unique environment in which healthcare givers who share a kindred spirit can do important work and grow both spiritually and professionally. Here, values-based employees view their jobs not simply as careers but also as callings.

Care to get acquainted? Then we warmly invite you to explore the many career opportunities offered by St. Joseph Hospital!

St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Req ID: R344036