Title: Certified Nursing Assistant
Supervisor: Chief Nursing Officer
Management Responsibilites: None
Working Condition: May spend up to 75% of shift completing patient care activities, requiring ambulating and an appropriate body position to complete a task such as squatting or kneeling to help assist patient with dressing.
Rest of shift may be spent sitting for appropriate work completion. Transferring patients frequently, depending on case load, requires lift of 35 pounds to assist in transfers. A hoyer lift, sit-to-stand lift, or extra assistance may be needed on patients that require extra assist in transfers or if transferring above the 35 pounds. 17 pound commodes are carried to patient specific rooms up to 200 feet.
Wheelchairs require up to 40 horizontal force pounds to transport patients up to 300 feet. Hospital beds require 60 horizontal force pounds to move bed 2 feet or to initiate movement and require 40 horizontal force pounds up to 200 feet to transport patient from room to room, many times completing with 2 person assist. Getting onto floor or crawling may be required to assist in cleaning up messes made in patient rooms.
Minimum hours worked per week: 36 hours (12 hours shifts, rotating days/nights and weekends)
Participates in general patient care providing ADLS, vital sign monitoring as ordered by provider, and other duties as delegated by licensed nursing staff. Communicates with nurses in regard to patients' needs and assigned duties within their scope of practice.
Maintains medical record documentation. Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely in a timely manner in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms. Ensures patient care areas are adequately stocked with supplies.
Maintains patient and staff safety through the use of patient safety tools (TeamSTEPPS, Just Culture, etc). Provides accurate and detailed bedside shift report to oncoming staff to ensure consistency and continuity of care. Participates in shared governance committee. Communicates with multidisciplinary team to ensure patient centered holistic care.
Regular attendance at the assigned work location is required. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Ability to read, write and use basic computer and office equipment skills to carry out duties as assigned as is typically acquired through the completion of 10th grade in high school or individual turning 16 years old. Basic Life Support certification via American Heart Association required within six months of hire.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information. Ability to complete reports and correspondence at a professional level. Ability to immediately respond to common inquires and complaints from patients, employees, and regulatory agencies. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Lexington Regional Health Center