Certified Nursing Assistant (Ltac)

LHC Group Opelousas , LA 70570

Posted 2 weeks ago

Certified Nursing Assistant (LTAC)

Location : Facility Name St. Landry Extended Care Hospital Requisition ID 2019-70395 Location : Postal Code 70570-6499 Position Type Full-Time Work Schedule Nights CATEGORY AIDE Location : City Opelousas Location : State/Province LA

Overview

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, performs routine tasks in patient care and bedside nursing. This position requires direct patient care.

INSERT LOCAL BRAND, a part of LHC Group, is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people.

Additional Details

  • Able to obtain vital signs to include temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respirations, and SaO2 accurately on a daily basis.

  • Measures fluid intake and output accurately every shift. Measures meal intake daily in percentages and submits to the nurse taking care of the patient at the end of the shift.

  • Collects specimens according to hospital policy and procedure on an as needed basis. Able to give enemas, douches, and/or sitz baths as directed according to hospital policy and procedure on an as needed basis.

  • Follow s standard and isolation precautions according to hospital policy and procedure on a daily basis.

  • Able to recognize potential for or actual skin problems and reports to the nurse on an as needed basis.

  • Able to bathe patients according to hospital policy and procedure on a daily basis. Able to perform ADL's as directed by the nurse on a daily basis.

  • Makes patient beds according to hospital policy and procedure on a daily basis.

  • Able to apply splints and adaptive equipment as directed by therapists or nurse on as needed basis.

  • Able to follow through with the Bow el and Bladder program for patients as directed by nurse.

  • Follow s all/Risk protocol by careful observation of those patients that are at risk for falls on a regular basis.

  • Able to obtain accurate patient w eight using rolling sling bed scale, wheel chair scale, bed scale and/or standup scale on as needed basis.

  • Demonstrates safe and proper transfer techniques and body mechanics when working with patients such as when turning or ambulating patient.

  • Correctly administers dysphagia techniques during meal time with patients that have swallowing problems on a daily basis.

  • Able to demonstrate the proper use of equipment as directed by the nurse or therapist according to hospital policy and procedure (IVAC, B/P machine, CPM, etc.) used on a daily basis.

  • Cleans and stores equipment properly such as rolling bed scale, wheel chairs, bedside commodes, etc. Cleans and keeps work areas and patient rooms neat and tidy on a daily basis.

  • Updates the patients' bulletin boards in their rooms as needed on a daily basis. Checks the patient food trays for accuracy of diets and distributes as directed by nurse on a daily basis.

Qualifications

Formal Education: High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience: Less than 6 months

License, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement: Yes

Education Requirements

  • High school diploma preferred.

License Requirements

  • CPR Certification.

  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant license in state of employment.

Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of basic patient care techniques and skills.
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