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1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
5/20/2019
Job Category:
Nursing
Nursing Assistant
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Dignity Health | Bakersfield, CA
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Job Description

Overview

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1910. Learn more at https://www.dignityhealth.org/central-california/locations/mercy-bakersfield.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Assist the Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Vocational nurse in providing comprehensive patient care. Anticipate patient need for cleanliness and comfort. Assure all assigned activities are performed in a timely and complete manner.

Qualifications

Minimum Quailifications:

* HSD/GED or 2 years equivalent work experience.
* Nurse Assistant certification OR completion of a nursing fundamentals class and are current enrollment in an accredited nursing school OR a graduate from an accredited LVN or RN nursing program.
* Ability to demonstrate respect for people, courteous behavior to fellow employees, patients, their relatives, visitors and to the Medical staff, and follow the core values of the organization.
* Ability to accept supervision and guidelines and work cooperatively with others.
* Ability to follow regulations of the Hospital pertaining to job performance, behavior, dress code and patient care.
* Ability to be flexible in meeting the needs of varying situations.
* Ability to ensure that patients' rights are respected.
* BLS, CNA or completion of their fundamentals class and are currently enrolled in an accredited nursing school. CPI class will be completed within 90 days of hire and annually thereafter.

About Dignity Health

Company Description

At Dignity Health, formerly Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) a family of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff are delivering excellent care to diverse communities across Arizona, California and Nevada. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is the eighth largest hospital provider in the nation and the largest hospital system in California.

We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, affordable health care services in a compassionate environment that meets each patient’s physical, mental and spiritual needs. Upholding the core values of dignity, justice, stewardship, collaboration, and excellence, our healing philosophy serves not just our patients, but our staff, our communities, and our planet.

Through teamwork and innovation, faith and compassion, advocacy and action, we endeavor every day to keep you happy, healthy, and whole.

Mission & Values

Our mission sets a clear focus for our work. Our values define how we carry out the mission. Our vision demands that we consistently and effectively live up to both.

Our Mission
Dignity Health and our Sponsoring Congregations are committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus. We dedicate our resources to:

  • Delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services;
  • Serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised; and
  • Partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life.

Our Vision
A vibrant, national health care system known for service, chosen for clinical excellence, standing in partnership with patients, employees and physicians to improve the health of all communities served.

Our Values
Dignity Health is committed to providing high-quality, affordable health care to the communities we serve. Above all else we value:

  • Dignity - Respecting the inherent value and worth of each person.
  • Collaboration - Working together with people who support common values and vision to achieve shared goals.
  • Justice - Advocating for social change and acting in ways that promote respect for all persons and demonstrate compassion for our sisters and brothers who are powerless.
  • Stewardship - Cultivating the resources entrusted to us to promote healing and wholeness.
    Excellence
    - Exceeding expectations through teamwork and innovation.

Working Here

We take great pride in our compassionate, faith-based foundation. Providing a working environment where our people can live the values and deliver on the mission is the most important thing we can do as an employer. We want our employees to grow in their profession, we want to provide them with opportunities for advancement and continuing education, and we want them to feel that they are living a healthy balance between work and home.

Benefits

As part of our commitment to attract and retain the best talent, we foster an environment where our employees are valued for who they are, not just what they do. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

    * no-premium HMO medical, dental and vision coverage
    * coverage for domestic partners
    * life insurance
    * paid time off program
    * flexible spending accounts
    * retirement plan, and more

And, to enhance career development goals, we provide opportunities to continually learn and grow through:

    * our Dignity Health Learning Institute (in-house educational program)
    * RN-to-BSN Distance Education Courses (through Dignity Health & Holy Names College's NEXUS videoconferencing service)
    * tuition reimbursement of at least $3,000 per year
    * pilot nurse mentor program in collaboration with the California Nurses Association Foundation
    * clinical excellence, leadership and specialty training programs