Company: DMC Receiving Hospital
Posted on: September 21, 2023
DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Michigan's first Level I Trauma
Center, helped pioneer the evolution of emergency medicine and
currently has one of the busiest and most well-equipped emergency
departments anywhere. The first and largest verified burn center in
the state is at Receiving, and it is one of only 43 in the nation.
Receiving also offers the state's leading 24/7 hyperbaric oxygen
program, Metro Detroit's first certified primary stroke center, and
the nationally recognized and accredited DMC Rosa Parks Geriatric
Center of Excellence.
The Student Nurse Associate (SNA) is a member of the patient care
services team with primary responsibilities for technical,
multi-skilled direct and indirect patient care activities. The SNA
is assigned to work under the supervision of a registered nurse who
delegates tasks based upon patient needs and SNA skills and
abilities. The SNA will report all deviations from expected patient
parameters to the registered nurse. It is recognized that specific
patient care tasks may vary widely in type and frequency from unit
to unit or across service lines, based on the nature of the patient
population being served. Therefore, individual units, or service
lines, may appropriately add to or delete from the duties defined
in the Student Nurse Associate job description when approved by
1. Collaborates and cooperates with care team members to ensure
consistency and quality of care and promotes productive employee
relations among staff members. Demonstrates an understanding of and
commitment to the philosophy and objective of continuous
improvement, team work and the mission, vision and values of the
DMC, and adheres to the DMC Customer Service Standards.
2. Performs a variety of basic patient care activities under the
direction of a registered nurse which may include, but are not
limited to, performing designated respiratory procedures;
maintenance locomotion; maintenance functional activities; dressing
changes; performing ECG's; maintain enteral tubes; suctioning;
blood glucose monitoring; assisting with post mortem care; etc. May
perform phlebotomy, initiation of peripheral IV lines and urinary
3. Assists the registered nurse by observing and reporting on
patient conditions, recording/charting patient information and
interacting with patient and family members. Reports changes in
patient medical and/or emotional condition to the registered nurse.
Documents interventions and patient responses according to policy.
Assists nursing personnel in responding to various emergency
4. Follows all departmental policies, procedures and objectives;
continuous improvement initiatives; safety environmental and
infection control standards.
5. Demonstrates sensitivity to patient comfort, privacy and
confidentiality; expresses interest in patient progress. Provides
information, answers questions from patients and their families and
explains procedures and processes within the scope of their
training/abilities. Maintains confidentiality.
6. Performs various support service duties as required to meet unit
and patient care needs.
7. Enhances personal growth through participation in workshops,
educational programs, in-service meetings and reviewing current
literature. Shares joint accountability (with the institution) for
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. High school diploma or GED.
2. Currently enrolled, and in good standing, in an accredited
school of nursing.
3. Completion of two clinical rotations with at least one in an
adult or pediatric medical/surgical nursing environment.
Nursing Assistants and PCA
DMC Receiving Hospital
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an
applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status
or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable
accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless
doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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