CHA provides 24-hour emergency care at its Cambridge, Somerville, and Everett Hospitals. We are one of the busiest emergency services in Massachusetts with approximately 100,000 combined annual visits and have been recognized nationally as one of the most efficient emergency services in the nation. Highlights include a state-of-the-art patient triage and tracking system, a streamlined admission process that helps us get the sickest patients to a hospital bed sooner, rapid assessment protocol to help prioritize our work, a BIDMC tele-stroke program, and an integrated Psychiatric Emergency Services at Cambridge Hospital.
Duties and responsibilities for the Nursing Assistant II include but are not limited to ability to work in a fast paced Emergency Department, answer phones, perform order entry, phlebotomy (required to perform), point of care testing, working under the direction of a registered Nurse. Candidate must exhibit excellent customer relations skills with patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. Must understand and integrate into the delivery of patient care the needs of specific ages in regard to their growth and development. Must organize daily work, prioritize, and make decisions concerning care to meet the needs of individual and groups of patients. Assist in the care and safety of all patients including behavioral health patients. Must adhere to and administer treatment according to Cambridge Health Alliance's policies and procedures.
Qualifications/Experience: High School diploma or equivalent is required. Certificate of completion of a certified nursing assistant program in Massachusetts. Will also consider a nursing student who has completed a clinical rotation and or EMT certification. Emergency Room Experience required. Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification required. One year Phlebotomy preferred. All newly hired candidates must successfully complete a job specific physical agility exam.