THIS IS A PER DIEM NIGHT POSITION
Under the supervision of nursing manager, the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) assists Registered Nurses to provide quality nursing care to patients. Patient care duties may include traction set up, vital signs, reporting intake/output, weights, and interdepartmental transports.
Education and/or Experience
CNA certification required
BLS certification required
Telemetry Certification required within 60 days
Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to the following):
Provides individualized attention, which encourages each patient's ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental and psychosocial well-being.
Attends to the individual needs of patients. Examples include assistance with grooming, bathing, oral hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, colostomy care, prosthetic appliances, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating or other needs in keeping with the individuals' care requirements.
Is knowledgeable of the individualized care plans and provides support to patients according to their care plan.
Maintains the comfort, privacy, and dignity of patients in the delivery of services to them. Interacts with patients in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment.
Assists in maintaining a safe, neat and clean environment; reports environmental deficiencies such as lighting or equipment problems.
Performs various tasks assigned by the nurse manager, including checking vital signs, weighing patients, applying creams/ointments and collecting specimens.
Lifts, moves and transports patients, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention.
Practices careful and efficient use of supplies and linen and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.
Completes certified nursing assistant records documenting care provided or other information in keeping with department policies.
Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures, including thorough hand washing, use of disposable gloves where indicated and proper disposal of soiled materials.
Other Skills and Abilities
Has initiative in organizing work and completing assignments.
Cooperates with staff to maintain well-organized department.
Demonstrates professional decorum at all times.
Is willing to accept direction from team leader.
Maintains tactful and cheerful relationship with patients and visitors. Must use tact in dealing with relatives and friends of patients, including respecting patient confidentiality.
Must read, speak, write and comprehend English.
Computer skills required. Basic math knowledge, including addition, subtraction and multiplication.
Under the general supervision of a Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse and/or Registered Nurse, the Certified Nursing Assistant performs routine tasks in patient care, bedside nursing, and documentation of care provided. This position does provide direct patient care to adult and geriatric patients.
The Certified Nursing Assistant must have a high school diploma or equivalent. This position requires hospital experience as a nursing assistant and certification as a nursing assistant. Knowledge of basic nursing techniques and procedures, aseptic practices, and cardio-pulmonary techniques is desirable.
This position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. The capability to follow written and verbal instructions, process basic math skills, and the ability to maintain an effective working relationship with others is critical to the position. CPR certification with-in 2 months of hire.
Duties and Responsibilities
Culture Sensitivity / Age Specific