Providence is calling a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) (Nursing Admin, Day Shift, 0.9 FTE) at St Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Knowledgeable of the individualized care plan for patients and provide support to the patient and family according to the care plan. Contribute to the care planning process by providing nursing personnel or other care planning staff with specific information and observations of the patients' needs and preferences.
Attend to the individual needs of residents which may 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.
Maintain the comfort, privacy, and dignity of each patient in the delivery of services to them. Interact with patients in a manner that displays warmth and promotes a caring environment.
Assist in maintaining a safe, neat, and clean environment.
Observe patients for changes in condition or behavior and promptly report these changes to appropriate licensed nursing personnel.
Perform various tasks assigned by the nursing personnel including vital signs, patient weights, applying creams/ointments, collecting specimens, accurate identifications, etc.
Complete nursing assistant records documenting care provided and other information according to policies.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Successful completion of an Alaska state-approved Nursing Assistant Certification course or other education which meets state certification requirements
Current State of Alaska CNA certification
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
3 months prior nursing assistant experience in acute or extended care
Some college courses in nursing or therapy field
About St. Elias Specialty Hospital:
St. Elias Specialty Hospital is owned by Providence Health System. The hospital has 59 beds, almost all private rooms. The facility features state of the art equipment to provide extended inpatient acute care for patients.
At St. Elias Specialty Hospital, we provide customized, physician-driven services for patients requiring longer stays in an acute care environment due to multiple or complex medical conditions. We are not a permanent placement for patients; rather we are an answer for many patients who are acutely ill and need to take the first steps towards rehabilitation or home.
Most of our patients are admitted from a traditional acute care hospital, often from the Intensive Care Unit. Families of patients are welcome to contact us to see if we might be an option for their loved one.
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