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Penn Medicine

Nursing Assistant- Cancer Center Clinic


Nurse Assistant


West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

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East Marshall St Medical Office is looking for a full-time Nursing Assistant for the Cancer Clinic!!!

Entity: CPUP

Location: East Marshall Street.

Department: Cancer Center Clinic

Schedule: 8am-4:30pm


The certified nursing assistant is an integral member of the health care team who delivers quality care through collaboration and communication with team members. They work under the direct supervision of the registered nurse to support and assist the nurse in the delivery of quality care to patients and families. Some of the major responsibilities will include collection and reporting of patient data, incorporating organizational competencies of superior quality care and assuming responsibility and accountability for their role performance outcomes while supporting HUPs Standards ofExcellence.The Nursing Assistant must be a currently certified nursing assistant.


Report: Receives written/verbal report at the beginning of each shift from the registered nurse (RN) regarding the care that is to be delivered to the assigned group of patients, r for patient needing constant observation. Gives report when leaving unit, and at the completion of the shift regarding the care that was delivered; any abnormalities that occur during the shift are to be reported as they occur to the RN as well as to the incoming CNA. Assists in Assessment: Identifies the patient per hospital policy before conducting functions. Assists with data collection for nursing history and physical e.g., vital signs, ht. wt., bld sugar results, functional status and communicates changes to the RN in a timely fashion. Participates in respectful communication with patients, families, and c workers. Provides patient and family information to the registered nurse for coordination of care and discharge planning. Serves skin changes and reports discoloration, abrasions, infestations r skin breakdown. Planning: Assists in setting mutually agreed upon realistic individual patient goals. Integrates the RN’s directions re: the patient’s plan f care int the care given to the patient. Gives RN report before the end of the shift regarding the patient’s response to the plan f care issues, and at various times during the shift to report unusual findings e.g., abnormal blood sugar results, vital sign changes, pain etc.Interventin: Promotes infection control by using the appropriate hand washing techniques.Fllws standard precautions and any other isolation precautions as dictated by the patient’s cnditin.Maintains a safe environment and protects the patient from injury by observing the patient who may be at risk for falls, confusion, disorientation, wandering r suicidal behaviors; follows Constant observation Policy. Applies and monitors patients in restraints per policy and per medical order. observes r monitors behavior/health state and responses t therapy. Temperature, Pulse, Respiration. Blood Pressure. Neurological Checks. Vascular Checks. Height and Weight. Intake and output. Bowel and Bladder Function Checks. Pain.Cmmunicates pertinent observations t appropriate members of the health care team in a timely fashion. Participates in multidisciplinary rounds on the patient care unit. Performs patient care rounds per unit policy. Participates in staff and unit council meetings. Works in collaboration with all members of the healthcare team.Reprts findings t nurse concerning the patient and r family which may impact patient care.Perfrms r assists the patient with activities of daily living such as bathing, (bed, tub, shower, r sitz) grooming, eating, feeding, range of motion, ambulating, transferring and oral hygiene. Participates in the prevention and treatment of skin breakdown. Applies current accepted methods of heat and cold therapy as directed by the nurse. Provides for the patient’s real dietary needs using currently accepted methods. Provides for the elimination needs by giving a bed pan, urinal, emptying urinary and r bowel appliances r implementing the bowel program under the direction of the RN. Assists with colostomy irrigations. Assists with vaginal irrigation. Applies ursheath/cndm catheter. Removes Foley catheter as directed by the nurse and monitors urinary output as directed. Administers cleansing enemas as ordered. Performs postmortem care. Assists the physician to perform physical exams. Assists with oxygen therapy only and does not regulate the flow of oxygen. Encourage the use of the pulmonary toilet by using the incentive spirometer, coughing, turning and deep breathing. Utilizes the appropriate equipment for patient lifting. Reinforces health care instruction t patients according to t the directions f the nurse. Displays competence in using the following equipment and reports findings to the registered nurse: Pulse oximeter Bladder scanner 12 Lead ECG Data Scope Electric Fetal Monitor (as applicable) Glucometer Foley removal Lift and transfer device Performs continuous bladder irrigation per direction of RN Documentation: Documents findings, interventions, and patient outcome results n patient documents. This may include I&, VS, Bladder scanner results, pulse x results, glucometer results or other findings. Documents using complete signature, status “CNA” and date and time n all charted entries. Evaluation: Assists in evaluating nursing care given by comparing the patient’s functional status from day to day and discussing this with the nurse.


Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)

Certified Nurse Aid (Required)

CNA Certification by the State of Pennsylvania

Education or Equivalent Experience:

H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)

H.S. Diploma/GED required.


Matriculated in an accredited BSN Nursing Program preferred; minimally completed the nursing foundations/fundamentals clinical course with a 3.0 GPA overall and in the nursing major.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.